Childhood Education and Bilingual Education, MST
Campus: NYC, Westchester
The Master of Science for Teachers (MST) in Childhood and Bilingual Education is a 48-credit program which prepares candidates with bilingual and second language teaching methodologies to educate children in grades 1–6. Differentiated instruction is emphasized, and technology is incorporated into all aspects of the program to successfully provide standards-based, practical education to all students at the elementary level.
Every MST candidate enrolled in our program is challenged to reflect on his or her prior notions about schools, classrooms, teaching, and learning. Candidates learn the theories, strategies, and methods for teaching in a bilingual setting, apply sociolinguistic knowledge contexts and language development to instruction and experience a range of fieldwork experiences under the guidance of supervisors, faculty and mentor-teachers. Study abroad courses can be substituted for Bilingual courses or core requirements with approval.
Students will complete 100 hours of fieldwork that follows a clinically-rich model, integrated with intensive coursework, in collaboration with partner schools. Student teaching will be completed in childhood classrooms, as well as practicum experience in Bilingual.
Certification and Career Outcomes
Graduates who pass the New York State Certification Exams will become certified to teach Childhood grades 1-6 with a Bilingual Extension. Career options include teaching in dual language or bilingual programs and provide support to English language learners.
|EDG 601||Social Foundations||1.5|
|EDG 602C||Child Development||1.5|
|EDG 605||General Assessment||3|
|EDG 610||Curriculum and Methods in Inclusive Settings||3|
|EDG 606||Learning Environments||3|
|EDG 626||Literacy Methods for Diverse Populations (K-6)||3|
|EDG 627||Literacy Methods in Social Studies and Content Area Learning||4|
|ED 636||Methods: Science Interdisciplinary Teaching, Grades 1-6||3|
|ED 637||Methods: Mathematics Interdisciplinary Teaching, Grades 1-6||3|
|EDG 623||Health, Wellness, and Movement in Elementary Education||1|
|EDG 624||Applied Arts in the classroom||1|
|ED 551||Foundations of Bilingual Education||3|
|ED 556A||CMA:Teaching Eng Language & Literacy to Culturally & Linguistically Diverse Students||3|
|ED 556B||CMA: Teaching Culturally & Linguistically Diverse Students across the Content Areas||3|
|ED 553||Methods and Materials of Teaching in Pre K-6 in the Bilingual Classroom||3|
|EDG 620||Educational Research for Teaching||3|
|ED 691||Student Teaching and Seminar in the Childhood Classroom||6|