Unfortunately, you are not eligible if you already possess a bilingual extension or TESOL certification. This program is to help service students who are bilingual in SPED and your current certification satisfies the requirement.
Please contact the ITI-BSE program for assistance (ITIBSE@esboces.org). Some IHEs offer fully online courses to help you obtain your Bilingual Extension or ESOL Certificate.
An IHE stands for Institution of Higher Education which means College/University.
You need to hold a students with disabilities certification, teachers of students with speech and language disabilities certification, guidance counselor certification, social worker certification or psychologist certification.
Yes, you need to be working currently in a New York State Public School or approved Pre-School if you are applying for a graduate or paraprofessional application.
Email us at ITIBSE@esboces.org or call us at 631-218-5171.
Contact your bursar office or the IHE contact person for assistance.
You can check online at NYSED or contact the ITI-BSE Offices at 631-218-5171.
Make sure you included words in the subject line (for example, subject: ITI-BSE Application).
Call the ITI-BSE Program 631-218-5171 to let us know.
It should not impact your current tenure area or probationary period, however, you should speak to a union rep. in your specific building to confirm.