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Scholarship Program



Semester of Entry:   Fall 2015

Application Deadline:   Friday, May 15, 2015

Languages: Spanish (other languages as determined by the needs of the NYC Department of Education).

Level of Study:    MASTER'S DEGREE

Program of Study:    A State-approved Speech Language Pathology program at a college/university listed below:






*Adelphi University – Manhattan, Garden City and St. Joseph's College

Dr. Fran Redstone

(516) 877-4776


CUNY Brooklyn College

Dr. Elaine Geller

(718) 951-5000 x3405


CUNY Hunter College

Paul Cascella, Ph.D.

(212) 481-3273


CUNY Lehman College

Lynn Rosenberg

(646) 296-4322


Hofstra University

Dr. Carole T. Ferrand

(516) 463-5508


*Long Island University - Brooklyn

Dr. Nelson Moses

Jason Rosas, M.S., CCC-SLP

(718) 780-4122






Long Island University -C. W. Post

Dr. Dianne Slavin

(516) 299-2436


Mercy College

Dr. Helen Buhler

(914) 674-7743


New York Medical College School of Public Health

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

 (914) 594-4852


New York University

Erin R. Embry, M.S. CCC-SLP

(212) 998-5230


*Teachers College, Columbia University

Dr. Kathleen Youse



Touro College

Hindy Lubinsky

(718) 787-1602 ext 203


 Note: Programs denoted with an asterisk (*) offer monolingual and bilingual speech language pathology.


  • Possession of a Bachelor's Degree conferred by June 30th of the current application year.

  • Have a undergraduate G.P.A. of at least 3.0.

  • U.S. Citizenship or Permanent Residency status.

  • If you have applied to a graduate school and your acceptance is pending, please submit a written statement to that effect. If you have been accepted as a matriculated graduate student into an approved participating Speech Language Pathology program, proof of unconditional acceptance is required.

  • Proficiency in English and a language other than English if applying for a bilingual extension. Languages other than English are determined by the NYC Department of Education.

  • Two (2) letters of reference (1 personal, 1 professional)

  • A non-refundable application fee of $50.00 in the form of a Money Order made payable to the New York City Department of Education.



The interview will include a personal interview and a written assessment. Interviews must be conducted in-person. Selections are made at the conclusion of all interviews which is usually mid July



  • 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. If you are currently certified to teach, please visit www.teachnyc.net to review other routes to working in NYC schools.

  • 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.).

  • If you have completed a master's degree program in education you are not eligible to apply to the scholarship program.



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.




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

  • In order to meet New York State teaching certification requirements, participants are required to take and pass the Academic Literacy Skills Test (ALST) and the Teacher Performance Assessment (Portfolio) (TPA) and the Educating All Students Tests (EAST) during the first year of the scholarship program.

  • Bilingual participants are required to take and pass the Bilingual Education Assessment (BEA) examination during the first year of program participation.


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.

  • Scholarship recipients must complete a minimum of 18 credits per year with a grade of B or better in each course.

  • Participants 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. Example: The Scholarship is awarded for one and a half years; the participant will owe four (4) years of service.

  • Program participants are required to obtain New York State Certification as a Teacher of Students with Speech Language Disabilities (TSSLD) and if applying for the Bilingual program a bilingual extension (other than elementary) must be obtained. Please consult your advisor.

Implementation of the Scholarship Program is contingent upon the availability of resources and the staffing needs of the NYC Department of Education.

If you require further information, please call the Office of Scholarship and Incentive Programs at (718) 935-2449. We look forward to receiving your application.

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