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Early Childhood Education: Birth-Grade 2

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Application Deadlines:
  • Fall: July 1
  • Spring: November 15
  • Summer: April 15
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gse_admiss@fordham.edu

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Degree: Master of Science in Teaching (M.S.T.)
Credits: 36
Career Path: Early childhood teacher

Start Semester: Fall, Spring, or Summer
Campus: Lincoln Center & Westchester
Full-time/Part-time: Both

Early childhood, from birth through grade two, is a critical period for children’s learning and development.

The Early Childhood program develops teachers who can work effectively with all children in early childhood education settings. The program combines rigorous academic work with a sequence of field experiences and student teaching that develop the knowledge and skills needed for success as teachers begin their professional careers.

Admissions Information

Visit the Admissions section for applications and general application requirements.

Application Deadlines
:
  • Fall: July 1
  • Spring: November 15
  • Summer (both sessions): April 15

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Fieldwork Requirements

In the fall and spring semesters of the first year, students are in classrooms for three full days per week: observation for three weeks, then student teaching, in the same classroom, for ten weeks.

In the fall and spring semesters of the second year, students are in classrooms for five full days per week: observation for two weeks, then student teaching, in the same classroom, for twelve weeks.

Program Curriculum

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Certification Information

Teacher candidates who meet all program requirements, complete the course of study and meet established field experience competencies are eligible for Fordham University’s endorsement for New York state initial certification in their program area.

Pass rates for Fordham’s initial teacher education graduates on the NYSTCE Teacher exams have been over 95% each year.

Fordham’s Early Childhood programs are approved by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).

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GSE Admissions
212.636.6400
gse_admiss@fordham.edu

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