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1) Intensive Teacher Institute Funding
      The New York State Education Department (NYSED) has offered speech-language clinicians who are employed in schools and 4410 preschool $3,000 in funding towards the tuition of the Bilingual Extension Institute.  Funding is contingent upon application and acceptance by NYSED Intensive Teacher Institute (ITI) for funding and availability of funds. The student is responsible for any tuition and costs over $3000.
Students must apply to and be accepted by NYSED ITI to obtain this funding. Here is the link for further information on the Intensive Teacher Institute grants:   or contact Jody Sperling at
      Students must also apply directly to Teachers College for acceptance to the Bilingual Extension Institute. The NYSED ITI application is solely for tuition funding if the students are accepted and successfully complete the Bilingual Extension Institute.

Jody Sperling (left) and Terri Mendez-Brady
2) Teachers of Tomorrow
Funding from NYCDOE and NYSED
Teachers of Tomorrow funding offers up to $3400 annually to TSSLDs who work in high need schools. This grant is only for teachers employed by the NYCDOE. All eligibility requirements and application information on is available at this link.