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Bilingual Special Education


Area of Study:              BILINGUAL SPECIAL EDUCATION

Semester of Entry:       FALL 

Application Period:     JANUARY 4 - APRIL 30

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:

 

COLLEGE/UNIVERSITY CONTACT PERSON TELEPHONE NO. EMAIL ADDRESS
Adelphi University - Garden City Eva M. Roca (516) 877-4072 Roca2@adelphi.edu
Adelphi University - Manhattan  Eva M. Roca (516) 877-4072 Roca2@adelphi.edu
Bank Street Graduate School of Education Jesse Nguyen (212) 875-4460 jnguyen@bankstreet.edu
CUNY Lehman College Sheila Blachman (347) 577-4081 sheila.blachman@lehman.cuny.edu
Fordham University Dr. Su-Je Cho (212) 636-6444 scho@fordham.edu
Long Island University - Brooklyn Dr. Albert Inserra (516) 299-2210 albert.inserra@liu.edu
Manhattan College Dr. Elizabeth M. Kosky (718) 862-7969 elizabeth.kosky@manhattan.edu
St. John's University Ishita Khemka, Ph.D. (718) 990-2631 khemkai@stjohns.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 the 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 not have benefited from or participated in any other incentive programs administered by the Department of Education (i.e., Loan Forgiveness Program, Teachers of Tomorrow, 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.).
  • Awardees 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 bilingual special education teachers 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 both a New York State Certificate as a Teacher of Special Education and a bilingual extension (other than elementary).
  • 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 their service obligation within the specified period.
TESTING REQUIREMENTS:

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

  • Upon acceptance into the Scholarship Program, participants must take and pass the Bilingual Education Assessment (BEA) examination.
  • To meet New York State teaching certification requirements, participants are also required to take and pass the Educating All Students Test (EAS) during the first year of the scholarship program.
  • Additionally, participants are required to take and pass both the Students with Disabilities Content Specialty Test (SWD-CST) and the Multiple-Subject Content Specialty Test (MS-CST) during the second year of the scholarship.
  • Participants are also required to complete the Teacher Performance Assessment - Portfolio (edTPA) in Special Education.  Assessment completion normally occurs during the participants last year in the graduate program as part of their Student Teaching/Internship experience.
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 NYS or reciprocal state certification are not eligible to apply.
  • If you have completed a Master's degree program in Education, you are not eligible to apply.
  • Applicants who 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.) are not eligible to apply.
  • Applicants who have already completed a master's degree program in education are not eligible to apply.
AWARD:
  • The NYC Department of Education will reimburse the college the cost of tuition through the 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.

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If you require further information, please email JosePScholarship@schools.nyc.gov or call the Office of Scholarships, Incentives, and Speech Programs.