Bilingual Education Extension/Advanced Certificate
The Online Bilingual Education Extension program is innovative and fully online, designed to prepare teachers with initial certification, a master's degree, and foreign language proficiency to meet New York State requirements for the Bilingual Education Extension.
Teachers who have not completed a masters degree may complete the Master's in TESOL Education and complete the Bilingual Education Extension concurrently by selecting the appropriate electives. The program is ideal for working teachers looking to maintain full-time employment and continue their education.
There exists a tremendous need for skilled teachers in the areas of Bilingual Education and TESOL. In the Buffalo area alone, there are 3,862 English Language Learners (ELLs). Increasing the number of trained and certified teachers in the field will help serve ELL students better and will ease the burden on existing teachers. Acquiring this in-demand skill set helps teachers attain and retain quality positions in a competitive job market.
•Flexible schedule and online delivery with three start points during the year.
•The 21 credit hour program meets New York State requirements for a Bilingual Education Extension.
•The School of Education and Human Services is nationally accredited by NCATE.
•Small class sections taught by Canisius professors.
•Coursework may be completed entirely online.
•There is no residency requirement on our Buffalo, NY campus.
•The program can be completed in as little as one year.
The Canisius School of Education and Human Services is accredited by NCATE.
1. Master's degree required
2. Evidence of teaching certification
3. Completion of 12 credit hours in a foriegn language
# of Credits Required:
International Student Requirements:
TOEFL required for students from non-English speaking countries.
Tuition & Financial Aid
Cost Per Credit Hour:
Financial Aid Offered: No
Classification: Master's Colleges & Universities I
Institution Sector: Private not-for-profit
Locale: Large City
Size & Settings: 1,000 - 4,999