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        Intensive Teacher Institute in Bilingual Special Education

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

    The New York State Education Department P-12 Office of Special Education created the ITI-BSE in 1994 to address the shortage of certified bilingual and English as a second language (ESOL) special education teachers, bilingual teachers of students with speech and language disabilities, 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.