: Master of Science in Teaching (M.S.T.)
: Classroom teacher (grades 1-6)
: Fall, Spring, or Summer
: Lincoln Center & Westchester
The program is distinguished by exceptionally strong field experiences and a carefully coordinated sequence of courses progressing from foundations and teaching methods to the development of a professional portfolio foundations and teaching methods to the development of a professional portfolio.
Candidates develop teaching skills and apply knowledge learned in courses during their field experiences. They are supported by expert faculty, master teachers and field advisers/mentors.
- Fall: July 1
- Spring: November 15
- Summer (both sessions): April 15
Additional Childhood Education Programs
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.
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The program leads to NYS Initial Teacher Certification in Childhood Education 1-6. The program is approved by the Association of Childhood Education International (ACEI). Fordham’s Graduate School of Education is a nationally accredited teacher education institution in New York City. The program received the first-ever national award for Effective Teacher Preparation from the US Dept. of Education in 2000. Read more about certification procedures
Pass rates for Fordham’s initial teacher education graduates on the NYSTCE Teacher exams have been over 95% each year.