Bilingual Childhood Education
Degree: Master of Science in Teaching (MST) - Bilingual Childhood Education Program
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.
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
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.