Early Childhood and Childhood Education
Degree: Master of Science in Teaching (MST)
Career Path: Classroom teacher initial certification (birth to grade 6)
Start Semester: All
Campus: Lincoln Center, Westchester, Online
The program combines exceptionally strong field experiences and a carefully coordinated sequence of courses, progressing from foundations and teaching methods to the development of a professional portfolio. Candidates develop teaching skills and apply knowledge learned in courses during their field experience in a wide range of age/grade and school settings. Their development is supported by expert faculty, master teachers and field advisers/mentors.
Fordham's Early Childhood programs are approved by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and the Childhood programs are 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.
Scholarships and Graduate Assistantships Available
Fieldwork required for financial aid & scholarships.
- Fall: June 30
- Spring: November 15
- Summer: April 15
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
The practical application of theory, teaching strategies, curriculum construction and behavior management is woven into student teaching throughout our program. Generally, student teaching requires one full academic year, with placements in two different grade levels.
In the fall semester, students complete four full days per week, and in the spring semester, four full days per week. Students are mentored by a field specialist and placed in our high needs partnership schools in New York City.