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Teaching Bilingual Exceptional Individuals, Graduate Certificate Program, GCP

About the Program

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
http://exceptionaleducation.buffalostate.edu/

Admission Requirements

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

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

3. A master’s degree in special education.

Program Requirements

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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