There is no limit. Any student who is admitted into our master’s program and who meets the bilingual certificate requirements may earn the certificate.
Acceptance into the program is based on the same requirements for admission to the general master’s program, plus a stated interest in the bilingual program in the student’s application. Although proficiency will not be tested until the end of the program, students interested in the bilingual program should have high enough Spanish proficiency to interact with clients and others in a clinical setting, conduct assessments and intervention and meetings in Spanish, and read professional reports written in Spanish.
Students take the Spanish proficiency test in the last few weeks of the program before graduation.
The level of Spanish proficiency required to function as a bilingual service provider is high, and students should be close to that level prior to entering the program and prior to placement in a bilingual practicum. Prospective students should think about study abroad or other methods of improving Spanish proficiency prior to entering the program.
At this moment, there is no additional financial aid for bilingual certificate students. Students may apply for federal student loans. In addition, there may be some opportunities for scholarships through external sources.
Required courses are held both during the day and evenings.
The program is full time; we do not offer a part time program.
At the present time, we do not offer such a program. Please contact us if you are interested. If there is sufficient interest, we may be able to offer this in the future.
Externships with bilingual supervision are available in public schools. In addition, clinical experiences are available in our campus clinic.