School of Education at Brooklyn College
School Psychology Graduate Program
Room 0301D James
2900 Bedford Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11210
(718) 951- 5876
with bilingual proficiency can complete a School Psychologist
Bilingual/Multicultural Specialization, leading to a certificate with a
bilingual extension. The
School Psychologist Bilingual/Multicultural Specialization requires 66
credits, the 60-credit school psychologist sequence and two additional
courses (3 credits each) emphasizing bilingual and multicultural issues.
Students are also required to do their fieldwork and internship in
bilingual/multicultural sites with bilingual supervisors.
Students in the Bilingual/ Multicultural Specialization will need
to demonstrate proficiency in both English and a second language by
passing New York State tests.
T. Multicultural Counseling and Consultation in School. Clinical
skills necessary for pupil personnel services providers to work
effectively with multilingual and culturally diverse populations. This experience-based course will develop awareness of cultural,
linguistic, and ethnic factors that influence and shape behavior and
development. Personal history,
literature, and films will be analyzed in the contexts of acculturation
and identity. Current research
and theoretical and applied knowledge in this field will be reviewed.
Students will integrate theoretical and applied knowledge in
written assignments and presentations.
Education 733X or 724.1T or equivalent.
45 hours; 3
726.9 X. Assessment of Behavior IV.
Psychoeducational assessment of language-minority and culturally
diverse children and adolescents. Approaches
to nonbiased assessment, including testing in the childís native
language, bilingual testing, adaptation of standardized instruments and
techniques, and dynamic assessment. Students
will administer psychoeducational assessment batteries to
language-minority individuals, interpret test data, and write reports.
matriculation in the school psychologist program and Education 726.6X and
726.7X, and permission of the program head.
hours; 3 credits
addition to the requirements described in the Student Guide to Internship,
the following requirements apply to students completing the Bilingual
students are expected to work in both English and the target language.
Students are required to spend 1,200 hours in a school or agency
performing work related to school psychology.
At least 600 of these hours must be completed in an approved
bilingual/multicultural setting. At least 600 hours must be completed in a school setting.
This is a minimum requirement, and students are encouraged to
log as many additional internship hours as may be feasible.
Field-based supervisors of bilingual interns must be fluent in the
same target language as the interns. Field-based
supervisors must be employed by the agency in which they supervise the
intern. The bilingual
supervisors must possess a bilingual extension and permanent state
certification as a school psychologist.
students must pass the New York State Bilingual
Education Assessment (BEA) administered by the New York State
Education Department. The BEA
is required of candidates seeking a bilingual extension to a certificate.
New York State Education Department (NYSED) generally requires that
individuals who are not U.S. citizens file a Declaration of Intent with
Immigration and Naturalization Services in order to be eligible for
provisional certification. However,
U.S. citizenship is typically required for permanent certification. It is
the studentís responsibility to contact the NYSED for current
requirements for certification regarding U.S. citizenship.
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