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Curriculum and Teaching

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Degree: Master of Science in Education (MSE)
Credits: 30
Career Path: Prepares graduates for positions in schools and school districts tailored to their unique programs of study or specializations related to individual professional needs and interests.
Start Semester: All
Campus: Lincoln Center
Full-time/Part-time

The curriculum and teaching program provides a core of knowledge in professional studies and the opportunity to design, with an academic adviser, unique programs of study or specializations related to professional needs and interests.

Admissions Information

Application Deadlines

  • Fall: Deadline extended to July 31
  • Spring: November 15
  • Summer: April 15

Browse the Admissions section for more about the application and financial aid processes.

General Teacher Education Program Admissions Requirements: 

  • 3.0 GPA
  • Online application
  • Official transcript(s)
  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae (C.V.)
  • Personal statement
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • GRE or MAT exam scores 

Program Curriculum

Browse course schedules and descriptions.

Professional Core (12 credits)

Three credits in curriculum theory:

  • Theory and Practice in Curriculum and Teaching (CTGE6195)

Three credits in cultural diversity/foundations of education from these courses:

  • Sociopolitical Dimensions of Education (CTGE6810)
  • Race and Multicultural Education in American Society (EDGE6101)

Three credits in individual diversity from these courses:

  • Beginning Literacy Development in Inclusive Classrooms (CTGE6002)
  • Beginning Reading and Writing in Inclusive Classrooms (CTGE5534)
  • Special Education Foundations: Past, Present, and Future (CTGE5155)
  • Educating Linguistically and Culturally Diverse Learners (CTGE 5420) 
  • Teaching Reading to Children with Learning Disabilities (CTGE5455)

Three credits in research from these courses:

  • Introduction to Research (PSGE5203)
  • Research in the Teaching Process (CTGE6192)

Specialization Courses (18 credits)

Six courses (18 credits), selected in consultation with a faculty adviser, which are appropriate to the student's professional needs.

Comprehensive Assessment (0 credits)

  • Comps-Core (CTGE0701)
  • Comps-Specialization (CTGE0702)

Certification Information

The program leads to a master of science in education degree, but does not lead to initial certification.

Contact

GSE Admissions
Phone: 212-636-6400
Email: gse_admiss@fordham.edu

Dr. Diane Rodriquez
Program Coordinator