Intensive Teacher Institute in Bilingual Special Education (ITI-BSE)

The New York State Education Department Office of Vocational and Educational Services for Individuals with Disabilities created the ITI-BSE in 1994 to address the shortage of certified bilingual and English as a second language (ESL) special education teachers, bilingual teachers of the speech and hearing handicapped, and bilingual pupil personnel professionals. This state-funded program provides tuition assistance for fifteen credits of specialized coursework and facilitates the certification process for these professionals who are currently working in New York public schools or approved preschools. The ITI-BSE Program, which is housed at Eastern Suffolk BOCES, collaborates with school districts, preschools and institutions of higher education (IHEs) throughout the state. Eligibility requirements, coursework, program requirements and an application for the program can be found at the links below:
 
ITI-BSE Eligibility Requirements and Application

Collaborating Institutions of Higher Education

Bilingual Special Education Teacher

TESOL Special Education Teacher

Teacher of Students with Speech and Language Disabilities

Bilingual Pupil Personnel Services (School Psychologists, School Social Workers, Guidance Counselors)