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Ph.D. (Innovation in Curriculum and Instruction)

The Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Innovation in Curriculum and Instruction (ICI) program, using an innovative and collaborative approach, promotes pedagogy as inquiry and research that informs the creative design of instruction and curriculum to challenge educational inequalities and transform learning and teaching in inclusive and diverse learning environments.

M.S.T. (initial certification)

The MST programs are for those 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.


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.

Certificates and Extensions

The advanced teacher education programs are for those 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 you may 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 finding the solution to 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.


We offer a Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) M.S.T. program for those pursuing certification.

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