Manhattanville College offers a 15 credit Certificate of Advanced Study in Bilingual Education – Spanish. The program is designed for candidates who have a valid NYS certificate in Elementary or Childhood Education, are fluent in Spanish and hold a Masters degree. The Certificate of Advanced Study qualifies candidates to teach in bilingual and dual language classrooms in Spanish. Fluency in Spanish is determined by a score of Advanced-Low or above on the ACTFL OPI (American Council of Teachers of Foreign Language Oral Proficiency Interview) examination.
Required courses of the program are: Foundations of Bilingual Education, Cultural Perspectives for Educators, Teaching Literacy for English Language Learners, Teaching in a Bilingual Context and Teaching Content in a Bilingual Context.