School Psychology with a Specialization in Bilingual School Psychology, MS Ed

Campus: NYC


This M.S. Ed. program offers qualified bilingual students enrollees in the M.S. Ed. program in School Psychology the opportunity to complete additional course work and practicum experiences required to be eligible for the Bilingual Education Extension (PPS/ADMIN) to the New York State teaching certificate in School Psychology.

Students who elect to complete the Bilingual Specialization receive training that enables them to provide school psychological services to children in both monolingual and bilingual settings. Additional course work focuses more intensively on the theory and practice of bilingual/multicultural education and methods of providing psychological services in the target language. Students receive integrated training from psychology and speech and language faculty in the area of bilingual language development and disorders. Students entering the PsyD program with advanced standing may also obtain the experiences needed to apply for the New York State Bilingual School Psychology certificate. Typically this requires enrolling in PSY 750B Bilingual School-Clinical Child Psychology I Internship and Seminar and PSY 751B Bilingual School Clinical Chlild Psychology II in addition to fulfilling the other Bilingual School Psychology Specialization requirements.

Requirements for the Specialization Program in Bilingual School Psychology

Program Prerequisites

In addition to having met prerequisites for the M.S. Ed.  Program in School Psychology, students enrolled in the Bilingual Specialization Program must have courses or show competencies in principles and problems in education and curriculum development or methods of teaching and instruction and meet the following requirements:

Bilingual Specialization Requirements

Students must successfully complete all prerequisites and requirements for the M.S. Ed. program in School Psychology but with the following modifications and additions: 

Field Work Requirements

Students must enroll in the following Internship Seminar Sequence that includes a minimum of 1200 clock hours of supervised field work of which a minimum of 600 clock hours must be completed in a school setting which provides opportunity for the delivery of bilingual school psychological services.  It is expected that this training experience will devote at least 30% of the time to working with bilingual populations:

PSY 750ABilingual School-Clinical Child Psychology I: Internship and Seminar4
PSY 750BBilingual School-Clinical Child Psychology I Internship and Seminar1
Additional Coursework
PSY 703APractice: Limiting Bias in the Assessment of the Bilingual Child1
PSY 709ACounseling the Culturally Different: Implications for Bilingual Psychological Service Provision1
PSY 741Communication, Language, and the Bilingual Child in the Classroom1
PSY 745Bilingual Language Development and Disorders3
PSY 876Multicultural and Gender Intervention Issues3

Total Credits: 78