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Teaching Bilingual Exceptional Individuals, GCP

About the Program

Enrollment in all teacher education programs follows the guidelines for "Admission to Teacher Education Programs" found in the catalog. Applicants who do not yet meet all admissions criteria should consult with the department.

Students who complete the certificate program are eligible for a New York State Bilingual Education Extension. Job opportunities are available for a full range of services to individuals with disabilities. Graduates will be eligible for placements in inclusion settings, resource rooms, self-contained classrooms, and residential services. State certification allows graduates to work with individuals with mild disabilities, from early childhood to adult, in both monolingual and bilingual (Spanish-English) settings.

All courses must be planned with an academic adviser and approved by the department chair.

About the Exceptional Education Department

201 Ketchum Hall
1300 Elmwood Ave
Buffalo, NY 14222
Phone: (716) 878-5317
Fax: (716) 878-5410

Admission Requirements

1. Current enrollment in one of the special education master’s programs (i.e., early childhood, childhood, or generalist 7-12),

2. Current enrollment in the speech-language pathology master’s program,

3. A master’s degree in special education.

Program Requirements

Bilingual Educational Extension Courses

Required Courses (18 credits)
BXE 623 Policies and Practices of Bilingual Education and Bilingual Special Education
BXE 625 Curriculum I: Strategies for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Exceptional Students
BXE 626 Assessment Techniques in Bilingual Special Education
BXE 627 Curiculum II: Applied Strategies in Bilingual Education
BXE 628 Bilingual Special Education Field Practicum

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