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Bilingual Extension Institute

2014 Institute

Congratulations to the BEI 2014 Graduates!

Cate Crowley, J.D., Ph.D., Director


Miriam Baigorri, M.Phil., CCC-SLP; Cate Crowley, J.D., Ph.D., CCC-SLP; Elizabeth Ijalba, Ph.D., CCC-SLP; Luis Riquelme, Ph.D., CCC-SLP; Janet Rovalino, M.S., CCC-SLP; Gabriela Simon de Cereijido, Ph.D., CCC-SLP; Stephanie Downey Toledo, M.S., CCC-SLP; Donna Valenti, Ph.D., CCC-SLP; Sylvia Walters, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Master Clinicians/Mentors

Miriam Baigorri, M.Phil., CCC-SLP; Maria Blanco, M.S., CCC-SLP; Jean Lee, M.S., CCC-SLP; Laura Rivera, M.S., CCC-SLP; Betty Soto, M.S., CCC-SLP; Stephanie Downey Toledo, M.S., CCC-SLP

Congratulations to the 2014 BEI Students

Rehab M Abo Alabas Shahawan, Jeannette Acevedo, Corina Aguilar Torres, Aziza Altaheri, Danielle Blackburn, Olga Bodrunova, Stephanie Briones, Joanne Ciardiello, Dohana Cortes, Katerina Davidov, Vanessa Diaz, Monica Fernandez, Carol Garcia, Laura Garcia, Natisa Garcia, Sophia Gil, Alvaro Heinig, Jessica Leon, Maria Leon-Luciano, Noraliz Liriano, Stephanie Lulo, Ana Machuca, Jessica Marine, Daisy Mejia, Esther Miranda Bendezu, Saneddy Quezada, Raquel Quinones, Amy Reinholtz, Gabriela Rodrigues, Maria Rodriguez, Rochell Thomas, Laura Torres, and Diana Urrea Urrutia.

The Bilingual Extension Institute is directed by Professor Catherine Crowley, from the Communication Sciences and Disorders program at Teachers College, Columbia University.  The Institute, in its 19th year, and at Teachers College for the past 13 years, has an 8-person faculty with 7 master clinicians/mentors.  It is discipline-specific, open only to bilingual speech and language providers. 

The Bilingual Extension Institute at Teachers College Columbia University fulfills all requirements of the bilingual extension, except for the NYSED BEA, the language proficiency test.
The Institute is offered as a credit-bearing, non-degree program.  The 2014 cost is $6350 and attendance at all sessions is mandatory. The Institute meets six weekends over eight months.

The Bilingual Extension Institute

2014 May to December
Session dates:
May 16, 17, 18; June 14, 20,21, 22; Sept 19,20,21
Oct 17, 18, 19; Nov 14, 15, 16; Dec  6, 7. 
Fridays 6 pm to 8:30 pm; Saturdays 9 am to 4 pm; Sundays 9:30 am to 3:00 pm.
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