Why Choose Bilingual Pupil Personnel Services?
In today’s world, it is essential to provide bilingual services to linguistically diverse students and their families. The extension enables anyone who is completing the M.A. in school counseling to extend that degree to gain New York State certification as a bilingual counselor. The advanced certificate in pupil personnel services prepares counselors, social workers or psychologists to specifically work with bilingual/multicultural students. This course of study leads to a bilingual advanced certificate in pupil personnel services in New York State.
The small class size (no more than 18-20 in a section) provides students and professors the opportunity to collaborate and get to know one another. We accept students from diverse educational backgrounds and professional experiences. Each student brings their knowledge and perspective, which enriches everyone in the classroom. Most students form lifelong connections.
The faculty in this department are more than professors, they’re practitioners, from mental health and school counselors to psychologists. Their diverse training and years of job knowledge will enhance your classroom experience and accelerate your learning.
Located in the neighborhood of Riverdale, our campus is uniquely positioned within New York City’s Bronx borough, close to Manhattan and to lower Westchester, just minutes away from some of the most diverse school districts in the nation. As a student in the bilingual pupil personnel services program, you will gain 3-credit hours of supervised, on-site experience providing service to culturally and linguistically diverse clients.