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Bilingual School Psychology (Bi.P.D.)

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Fall: January 15


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Bilingual School Psychology

Degree: Professional Diploma/Advanced Certificate in School Psychology with Bilingual Extension
Credits: 66
Career Path: Certified School Psychologist working with children and families including those with limited-English proficiency

Start Semester: Fall only
Campus: Lincoln Center
Full-time/Part-time: Both

The bilingual professional diploma program (Bi.P.D.) in School Psychology prepares students to work as practicing school psychologists and leads to NYS certification. The program is fully approved by the National Association of School Psychologists.

The Bi.P.D. program offers training to prepare school psychologists who are bilingual with a specialty in working with children and families of limited English proficiency. The Bilingual School Psychology program leads to a school psychology certificate with a bilingual extension. Currently, the Bilingual P.D. program offers a multilingual specialization that includes a diversity of language backgrounds.

The program builds on an undergraduate foundation in psychology, including a minimum of 66 graduate credits, and requires a one-year supervised internship.

Admissions Information

Application Deadline:
  • Fall: January 15
Visit the Admissions section for applications and general application requirements.

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Fieldwork Requirements

Completion of 3 practica and a one year supervised internship.

Each practicum requires the student to complete approximately 150 hours at an off campus site (i.e., school) learning and honing their skills in consultation, counseling and assessment of children and adolescents. Students complete a one year (1500 hours), supervised internship in a school as a culminating experience once their coursework is complete.

Program Curriculum

Assessment Intervention Professional Role Research Field Work Cognate Electives (6 credits)

Comprehensive Assessment

Extension Program Options

Students who enter the School Psychology Bi.P.D. program without a related masters degree will need to complete one along with the Bi.P.D. in order to be permanently certified by New York State as a School Psychologist.



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