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Speech-Language Pathology


Area of Study:              SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGY (BILINGUAL and MONOLINGUAL)

Semester of Entry:       FALL 2021

Application Period:      JANUARY 4 - APRIL 30, 2021

Languages:                  SPANISH (other languages as determined by the needs of the NYCDOE)

Level of Study:            MASTER'S DEGREE

Program of Study:       

A NEW YORK STATE-APPROVED SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGY PROGRAM AT ONE OF THE COLLEGES OR UNIVERSITIES LISTED BELOW:

 

BILINGUAL AND MONOLINGUAL SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGY PROGRAMS
COLLEGE/UNIVERSITY CONTACT PERSON TELEPHONE NO. EMAIL ADDRESS
Adelphi University - Manhattan, Garden City and St. Joseph's College Cindy G. Arroyo (516) 877-4768 arroyo@adelphi.edu
CUNY Lehman College Peggy Conner (718) 960-8030 peggy.conner@lehman.cuny.edu
CUNY Lehman College Cheryl Smith Gabig, Ph.D., CCC-SLP (718) 960-8134 cheryl.gabig@lehman.cuny.edu
Long Island University - Brooklyn  Dr. Nelson Moses (718) 780-4122 nmoses@liu.edu
New York University Olivia Blake, M.S., CCC-SLP (212) 992-6715 ob23@nyu.edu
Teachers College, Columbia University Dr. Catherine Crowley (212) 678-3890 crowley@nyu.edu

 

MONOLINGUAL SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGY PROGRAMS
COLLEGE/UNIVERSITY CONTACT PERSON TELEPHONE NO. EMAIL ADDRESS
CUNY Brooklyn College Dr. Sharon Beaumont-Bowman (718) 951-5186 sharonb@brooklyn.cuny.edu
Hofstra University Dr. Jason Davidow (516) 463-4582 jason.davidow@hofstra.edu
Long Island University - C. W. Post Michael Giacalone (516) 299-2995 michael.giacalone@liu.edu
Mercy College Dr. Elizabeth Lanter (914) 674-7743 elanter@mercy.edu
New York Medical College School of Public Health

Kate Franklin, Ph.D., CCC-SLP - Chair

Kathleen Kaiser, M.S., CC-SLP

(914) 594-4239 

(914) 594-4898

Kathleen_Franklin@nymc.edu

Kathleen_Kaiser@nymc.edu

Touro College Hindy Lubinsky (347) 532 6300 ext. 36370 Hindy.Lubinsky@touro.edu

 

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:
  • Proof of a Bachelor's Degree conferred by June 30th of the current application year
  • Proof of undergraduate G.P.A. of at least 3.0
  • Copies of all New York State or other state teaching certificates, including any Bilingual extensions to the State certificate the candidate may hold
  • Proof of U.S citizenship or permanent resident status (e.g., Birth Certificates, Passport, Alien Registration Card)
  • A completed College Acceptance Form from a participating college or university stating applicant has been accepted unconditionally as a fully matriculated graduate student
  • Two (2) letters of reference
  • Payment of a non-refundable application fee of $75.00 in the form of a U.S Postal money order made payable to the New York City Department of Education. Personal checks will not be accepted.

   Required documents must be submitted within ten (10) business days from the date of application filing. 

       Mail required documents to:

       New York City Department of Education
       HC School Support
       Scholarships, Incentives, and Speech Programs
       65 Court Street, Room 508
       Brooklyn, N.Y. 11201

         Attn: Jose P. Graduate Scholarship Program

INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.

 

SERVICE AGREEMENT and COMMITMENT:

Scholarship Program entrants must sign a contract with the NYC Department of Education. In accepting the award, they accept the provisions of the contract, which include, but are not limited to, the following terms and conditions:

  • Awardees must meet the standards of the college they attend and remain in good standing in their program.
  • Awardees must complete a minimum of 18 credits per year with a grade of B or better in each course.
  • Awardees shall serve as New York State certified monolingual or bilingual Teachers of Students with Speech-Language Disabilities two (2) years for every year the Scholarship is awarded or any part thereof. (i.e., the scholarship is awarded for one and a half years; the participant will owe four (4) years of service).
  • Awardees must obtain New York State Certification as a Teacher of Students with Speech-Language Disabilities (TSSLD).
  • If applying for the Bilingual program, a bilingual extension (other than elementary) must be obtained.
  • An awardee who has failed to commence their service obligation will be required to repay the total year plus nine (9%) interest within two (2) years of the last award semester. A pro-rated repayment schedule shall be established for any awardee that completes only a portion of his/her service obligation within the specified period.
TESTING REQUIREMENTS:

The following testing requirements are for candidates to obtain New York State certification:

  • To meet New York State teaching certification requirements, awardees are required to take and pass the Educating All Students Test (EAS) during the first year of the scholarship program.
  • Bilingual awardees are required to take and pass the Bilingual Education Assessment (BEA) examination upon acceptance into the scholarship program.
RESTRICTIONS:
  • Current pedagogical or clinical employees of the NYC Department of Education are not eligible to participate in the Scholarship Program.
  •  Applicants who have already achieved New York State or reciprocal state certification are not eligible to apply.
  • Applicants must not have benefited from or participated in any other incentive programs administered by the Department of Education (i.e., Teachers of Tomorrow, Loan Forgiveness Program, Intensive Teacher Institute in Bilingual Special Education (ITI-BSE), New York City Teaching Fellows, Teach for America, I-Start, New Visions Urban Teacher Residency Program, Success Via Apprenticeship, Math for America, etc.).
  • Applicants who have already completed a master's degree program in education are not eligible to apply.
PLACEMENTS:
  • Upon program completion, Bilingual Speech-Language Pathology scholarship program participants must secure employment in designated High need districts as determined by the NYCDOE.
  • Please note that applicants selected for the Monolingual Speech-Language Pathology New York City Department of Education JoseP Scholarship Program will be required and expected to provide services EXCLUSIVELY within high needs areas in the BRONXNo Exceptions will be made!
AWARD:
  • The NYC Department of Education will reimburse the college or university the cost of tuition through completion of the Master's Degree.
  • Prerequisite and undergraduate coursework, other fees and expenses are NOT covered and are the responsibility of the student.

Implementation of the Jose P. Graduate Scholarship Program is contingent upon the availability of funding and the staffing needs of the New York City Department of Education.

 

APPLY HERE

If you require further information, please email JosePScholarship@schools.nyc.gov or call the Office of Scholarships, Incentives, and Speech Programs at (718) 935-2449. We look forward to receiving your application!