Dear Francophone teachers and friends,


Many of you have expressed great interest in teaching in French dual language programs.  We wish to announce that the faculty at Hunter College School of Education plans to add a French track to its Bilingual Education programs. 


Based in New York City, Hunter College has offered the Master’s in Bilingual Education for Spanish-speaking teacher-candidates since 1983, as well an a bilingual extension for those who already hold New York State teacher certification.  In an effort to extend its expertise to French-speaking teacher-candidates, Hunter College hopes to offer two French-specific bilingual education courses starting in January 2012.

Teachers who successfully complete the French track of the Master’s in Childhood or Early Childhood Bilingual Education (34-52 credits, depending on prior coursework) will be eligible to apply for teaching positions in New York City’s French dual language programs.  Upon graduation, students will be recommended for certification in Early Childhood (birth – grade 2) or Childhood Education (grades 1 – 6) in addition to the Bilingual Extension – French.


Teachers who have initial or professional certification in Early Childhood Education or Childhood Education and want to teach in bilingual programs may apply for the Advanced Certificate in Bilingual Extension (14 credits). 


Detailed information about each program, including admission requirements, is available at


While Hunter plans to offer French-specific courses beginning in the spring of 2012, French-speaking students may apply now to take foundation courses in bilingual and general education that will begin in September 2011. The application deadline for the Bilingual Childhood; Bilingual Early Childhood; and Bilingual Extension programs has been extended to April 15.  Where the instructions ask for an essay in Spanish, applicants should write in French. 


Further information regarding graduate admissions is available at


For an updated list of French dual language programs, please visit


We look forward to hearing from you

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