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Bilingual Childhood Education

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Degree: Master of Science in Teaching (MST) - Bilingual Childhood Education Program
Credits: 42
Career Path: Classroom teacher for grades 1-6

Start Semester: All
Campus: Lincoln Center

The blingual childhood education 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.

Scholarships and Graduate Assistantships Available 

Fieldwork required for financial aid & scholarships. 

Application Deadlines

Fall: June 30
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 

Admissions Information

Candidates for the Bilingual Childhood Education Program must complete the following specific admissions requirements:

  • Demonstrate proficiency in English through coursework and the admissions essay.
  • Candidates for whom English is a second language are required to take and achieve a passing score in one of two tests: the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or the IELT (International English Language Test). The following scores are the recommended minimum, current* test scores for English Language Proficiency for admission to the Graduate School of Education:
    • IELTS*: 7 for General Test Score; No subtest can be lower than 6.
    • TOEFL*: 577 for paper test, 90 for Internet based (IBT) test.
  • Successfully interview with bilingual program faculty.
  • Competence in a language other than English as demonstrated by fulfilling in a language other than English, as demonstrated by fulfilling one of the following three options:
    • taking and obtaining a passing score in the ACTFL Language Test (oral and written) in the target language
    • documentation in the transcripts of having completed undergraduate studies in the target language
    • agreeing to complete successfully 2 courses in the target language
  • Submit official GRE or the equivalent exam scores

*Note: IELTS and TOEFL scores can be no more than two years old.

Program Curriculum

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