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Childhood Education

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Degree: Master of Science in Teaching (MST)
Credits: 36
Career Path: Classroom teacher (grades 1-6)

Start Semester: Any
Campus: Lincoln Center
Full-time/Part-time: Both

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.

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.

Admissions Information

Application Deadlines

  • Fall: June 30
  • Spring: November 15
  • Summer: June 30

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

Fieldwork Requirements

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.

Program Curriculum

Browse course schedules and descriptions.

  • Beginning Reading and Writing in Inclusive Classrooms (CTGE5534)
  • Childhood Education Portfolio (CTGE0704)
  • Children’s Literature in a Multicultural Society (CTGE5245)
  • Historical, Philosophical, and Multicultural Foundations of American Education (UEGE5102)
  • Literacy Across the Curriculum in Inclusive Classrooms (CTGE5548)
  • Psychology of Child Development and Learning (PSGE5316)
  • Reflective Practice and Field Experience I in an Inclusive Childhood Classroom (CTGE5551)
  • Reflective Practice and Field Experience II in an Inclusive Childhood Classroom (CTGE5552)
  • Reflective Practice and Student Teaching I in an Inclusive Childhood Classroom (CTGE5553)
  • Reflective Practice and Student Teaching II in an Inclusive Childhood Classroom (CTGE5554)
  • Special Education Foundations: Past, Present, and Future Assessment of All children with Disabilities (CTGE5155)
  • Teaching Linguistically and Culturally Diverse Students (CTGE5247)
  • Teaching Mathematics to Children (CTGE5227)
  • Teaching Science and Technology to Children (CTGE5242)
  • Teaching Technology to Children (CTGE5065)
  • Teaching Social Studies to Children (CTGE5066)
  • The Arts in Childhood Education (CTGE5212)

Certification Information

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.

Programs are open to all who qualify; however, only U.S. citizens or international students who possess a U.S. Green Card or H1-B visa may be recommended for New York State teacher certification.

Contact

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