Touro College, Bilingual Education – Pupil Personnel (Certificate) Candidate Melody Minaya’s Capstone Website focusing on Cultural Responsiveness, Best Practices & Working with Culturally Diverse Populations

Melody Minaya, Bilingual School Psychologist, has completed her capstone project for the Bilingual Education – Pupil Personnel (Certificate) at Touro College, GSE, New York City.

Her website is centered around cultural responsiveness and best practices that can be used within the education field. Throughout her website, a variety of resources are featured that educators can use to guide their professional practice when working with culturally diverse populations.

Ms. Minaya studied took as her final certification requirement PSGN 698 Field Experience In Bilingual School Psyc under the experienced facilitator and Touro faculty Dr. Giovanni Mendez, Psychologist at Touro College.

visit her website:

Touro College, Bilingual Education – Pupil Personnel (Certificate)is for school counselors, social workers and psychologists, who want to work with bilingual students.

NEW YORK, NY 10001212-463-0400

What You’ll Learn at Touror College, GSE

Each certificate includes coursework and a practicum which emphasizes the importance of understanding cultural context for child development and learning, and for effective assessment and delivery of services. Depending on your certification focus, you might examine various theories and classroom approaches, review case studies and explore how home life and community impact youth education, or learn about dynamic assessment, how to work with various disabilities, and effective strategies for teaching native language literacy. In all our courses our goal is always to increase your multicultural and linguistic fluency so you can provide the best possible service and education to all students.

Admissions Requirements

In addition to the general admission requirements, you must be able to document proficiency in the target language of instruction (Click here to download the Target Language Proficiency Verification Form).

To learn more about the program, contact us.

Author: drcowinj

Education is our passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs only to the people who prepare for it today,” determined Malcolm X at the O.A.A.U.’s [Organization of Afro-American Unity] founding forum at the Audubon Ballroom. (June 28, 1964). (X, n.d.) Dr. Jasmin Bey Cowin a Fulbright Scholar, SIT Graduate, completed the Education Policy Fellowship Program (EPFP™) at Columbia University, Teachers College. Dr. Cowin served as the President of the Rotary Club of New York and Assistant Governor for New York State; long-term Chair of the Rotary United Nations International Breakfast meetings; and works as an Assistant Professor at Touro College, Graduate School of Education. Dr. Cowin has over twenty-five years of experience as an educator, tech innovator, entrepreneur, and institutional leader with a focus on equity and access to digital literacy and education in the Sub-Saharan Africa region. Her extensive background in education, administration, not-for-profit leadership, entrepreneurial spirit, and technology innovation provide her with unique skills and vertical networks locally and globally. Dr. Cowin participates fully in the larger world of TESOL academic discipline as elected Vice President and Chair-Elect for the New York State, NYS TESOL organization, for the 2021 conference. Ongoing research, expressed in scholarly contributions to the advancement of knowledge is demonstrated through publications, presentations, and participation in academic conferences, blogging, and other scholarly activities, including public performances and exhibitions at conferences and workshops. Of particular interest to her are The Blockchain of Things and its implications for Higher Education; Current Global Trends in TESOL; Developing Materials and Resources in Teaching English; E-learning; Micro and Macro-Methodologies in TESOL; E-Resources Discovery and Analysis; and Language Acquisition and the Oculus Rift in VR.

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