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2013-2014 Graduate Studies Bulletin 
2013-2014 Graduate Studies Bulletin [ARCHIVED BULLETIN]

School Counselor Bilingual Extension, Adv. Cert.

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Professor Johnson, Graduate Program Director, 516-463-5754

This 15-semester hour program provides students with an opportunity to complete the course work specified by the New York State Education Department to obtain a bilingual extension to the school counselor certificate. Students eligible for this extension must be matriculated in the school counselor program leading to the bilingual extension. Please contact Hofstra’s Office of Educational Support Services regarding the necessary teacher certification examinations for this certification. Students will take designated courses from the following sequence of studies.

On average, students complete this program in one academic year.

Program of Study - Total Semester Hours: 15

In addition, a language proficiency requirement may apply.

To qualify for state certification the candidate will submit evidence of having achieved a satisfactory level of oral and written proficiency in English and in the target language of instruction on the New York State Teacher Certification Examinations.

Cultural Perspectives - Semester Hours: 3 to 6

Theory and Practice of Multicultural Education - Semester Hours: 3 to 9

Methods of Providing Services - Semester Hours: 3 to 9


Of the total 15-semester hour bilingual/bicultural credits, 6 s.h. may be satisfied through M.S.Ed. program requirements.

Graduation Requirements

  1. Completion of all program requirements. 
  2. A minimum grade point average of 3.0 in overall graduate course work.

School-Based Certification Requirements

Upon successful completion of a school-based counselor education program, students will be eligible to apply for the University’s recommendation for New York state certification. All students who are recommended by Hofstra’s Office of Educational Support Services must attend the following seminars: identification of child abuse and maltreatment; fire and arson prevention; School Violence Prevention and Intervention (SAVE); and highway and school safety/prevention of child abduction. No degrees will be conferred without the completion of all of these requirements. Please contact the Office of Educational Support Services for information regarding seminars, fingerprinting and any other specific requirements.

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