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M.S.T. (initial certification)

The MST programs are for persons preparing to become teachers for the first time or who are seeking initial certification. Graduates of these programs are eligible for endorsement for New York state teacher certification. Both on campus and online programs available.


The English as a World Language program is appropriate for those preparing to teach English as a foreign language, but who are not pursuing a state teaching certification. We offer a Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages M.S.T. program for those pursuing certification.


These programs are designed for certified teachers looking to develop professional competencies in specialized areas. These programs lead to a master’s degree in education and certification in a specialization.


The advanced teacher education programs are for persons who already hold a teaching certificate and seek to qualify for an extension or second certification.

Five-Year Track (B.A./B.S. and M.S.T.)

We also offer an accelerated teacher education program for Fordham undergraduates, and earn your BA/BS and MST as well as eligibility for teaching certificate endorsement in five years.

The programs reflect our commitment to the study of contemporary issues in curriculum and teaching and to the solution of educational problems through excellence in teacher education using a reflective practitioner model.

Interdivisional and interdisciplinary program components provide a flexible basis for meeting candidates’ professional needs and goals.

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