The 51-credit M.S.ED Program in Bilingual School Counseling focuses specifically on the development of knowledge and skills necessary to work with ethno-linguistically diverse students and families in schools. It provides students with core knowledge in professional issues and ethics, counseling theories, human development, counseling skills, group work, assessment and career development. Building upon these core content areas, the bilingual school counseling program focuses specifically on the development of knowledge and skills necessary to work in today’s schools, such as: contemporary practice of school counseling; school-based research; program development and evaluation; advocacy; leadership; collaboration; consultation; and counseling students and families. The program is registered with the New York State Education Department and satisfies the educational requirements for provisional certification as a school counselor. To receive the bilingual extension, a passing grade on the Bilingual Education Assessment Exam is required.
The New York City Department of Education has created a Graduate Scholarship Program to address the staffing needs in critical shortage areas and to improve the delivery of service to New York City Public School students. This program prepares participants to serve in the areas of Bilingual Special Education, Monolingual and Bilingual Speech Language Pathology/Audiology, Monolingual and Bilingual Visually Impaired, Bilingual Guidance Counselor, Bilingual School Psychology, and Bilingual Social Worker. The scholarship program offers uncertified candidates a traditional path to certification by way of a Master's degree in a traditional teaching or clinical shortage area. The primary objective of the scholarship program is to provide full tuition payments to eligible students enabling them to obtain New York State certification and to seek a rewarding career in education. Successful program candidates are required to provide service in a high-need New York City Public Schools upon completion of the program. Two (2) years of service is required for every year the scholarship is awarded. Additional information on the Graduate Scholarship Program is available at teachnycprograms.net.