Aug 19, 2019  
Graduate Catalog 2018-2019 
Graduate Catalog 2018-2019 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Bilingual Childhood Education, Grades 1-6 - MSEd

Program Coordinators

Carla Espana
(212) 772-4712
1103 West

Maite Sanchez
(212) 772-4670
924 West


This graduate program in Bilingual Childhood Education (Academic Plan: CEBIL-MSED) is designed to prepare individuals to become effective teachers with high levels of teaching competencies using two languages of instruction at the childhood grade range. The programs are offered in three languages: Spanish/English, French/English and Chinese/English. The Bilingual Childhood Education program leads to NYS certification in Childhood Education with Bilingual Education Extension.

Admission Requirements

  1. A bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution with a GPA of at least 3.0.
  2. A liberal arts or sciences major or interdisciplinary concentration of at least 30 credits.
  3. General education core in the liberal arts and sciences to include: artistic expression; communication; information retrieval; concepts in history and social sciences; humanities; a language other than English; scientific and mathematical processes; and written analysis and expression.
  4. Completion of a satisfactory writing sample in English and in Spanish as part of the application process.
  5. An on-site writing sample in English and in Spanish, French or Chinese and an interview conducted in English and in Spanish, French or Chinese.
  6. Submission of official score report on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE), except applicants who are certified teachers or school administrators and hold a graduate degree.

Progress Standards

  1. Minimum GPA for Retention - Graduate students must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 to remain at Hunter College. Students whose grades fall below this standard are required to raise their GPAs to at least 3.0 within one semester.
  2. No F in the first two semesters—students who receive a grade of F(WU) in any course in the first two semesters will not be allowed to continue in the program.
  3. Progress holds due to Incomplete Grades - Students with two or more INs will not be allowed to register for any courses.
  4. Key Course Performance Standards
    • Students must receive a grade of at least a B in certain key program courses. (to be determined by programs, labeled in CUNY First, and noted in the catalog)
    • Students who receive a grade of F/WU in certain key program courses may not continue in the program (to be determined by programs, labeled in CUNY First, and noted in the catalog).

Course of Study

Academic Plan


Total Credits


Exit Requirements

  1. An overall GPA of 3.0.
  2. A grade of B or better in BILED 780 (Bilingual Research Seminar).
  3. Complete the Dignity for All Students Act (DASA) workshop.