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Certificate in Language Acquisition and Bilingual Psychoeducational Assessment

Educational Psychology  |   Graduate Certificate

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Purpose of Program

The Language Acquisition and Bilingual Psychoeducational Assessment (LABPA) certificate is designed to address the needs of prospective students interested in developing skills in bilingual psychoeducational assessment and foundational knowledge in language acquisition and the bilingual continuum, with an emphasis on Spanish-speaking English Language Learners (ELLs).



Program Options

The LABPA Certificate requires 15 credit hours (5 graduate courses) and completion of a language acquisition and bilingual psychoeducational assessment project portfolio.


  • EDP 6973   Special Issues (Bilingual Psychoeducational Assessment)
  • EDP 6833   Practicum in School Psychology
  • EDP 6733   Multicultural Assessment and Intervention
  • BBL 5053    Assessment in Bilingual and ESL Programs
  • ESL 5013   Foundations of Second Language Acquisition
                         or
  • BBL 7133   Bilingualism and Second Language Acquisition




Career Opportunities

The LABPA certificate supplements typical training in psychoeducational assessment and evaluation by incorporating foundational aspects of language acquisition, as well as specific training in bilingual assessment. The program prepares students interested in working with diverse youth, especially those from linguistically diverse backgrounds, and meets the growing needs for specialized skills in bilingual assessment in both school and clinical settings.

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Admission Requirements



All applicants must meet UTSA Graduate School admission requirements and be in good standing with last institution attended. In addition, applicants must meet/fulfill the following departmental requirements or submissions:


  • Baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution in an approved area of study (Psychology, Education, or related field)
  • A master’s or doctoral degree from an accredited university in an approved area of study (School Psychology, Educational Diagnostician, etc.) with completion of graduate level coursework in academic and cognitive assessment, or current status as a student in a graduate-level psychology program, or current Educational Diagnostician certificate
  • Successful completion of a Spanish language proficiency test (may substitute designated university Spanish proficiency test, e.g. UTSA ALPS test offered through the Bicultural-Bilingual Studies Department)
  • GPA of at least 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) in last 30 hours of baccalaureate degree program and all previous graduate work
  • Be in good standing at the last institution attended



UTSA ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS:
Freshmen | Freshmen (International) | Transfers | Transfer (International) | Re-Admission | Non-Degree Seeking


GRADUATE PROGRAM ASSISTANCE:
For assistance with Admission Requirements, or for further information, contact the program's Student Development Specialist (Listed Under Contacts)



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Attn: The Graduate School
One UTSA Circle
San Antonio, TX 78249



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The University of Texas at San Antonio
College of Education and Human Development
One UTSA Circle
San Antonio, TX 78249