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.

Program Overview

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.

Field Experience

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. 

Core Requirements
EDG 601Social Foundations1.5
EDG 602CChild Development1.5
EDG 605General Assessment3
EDG 610Curriculum and Methods in Inclusive Settings3
EDG 606Learning Environments3
Childhood Requirements
EDG 626Literacy Methods for Diverse Populations (K-6)3
EDG 627Literacy Methods in Social Studies and Content Area Learning4
ED 636Methods: Science Interdisciplinary Teaching, Grades 1-63
ED 637Methods: Mathematics Interdisciplinary Teaching, Grades 1-63
EDG 623Health, Wellness, and Movement in Elementary Education1
EDG 624Applied Arts in the classroom1
TESOL Requirements
ED 551Foundations of Bilingual Education3
ED 556ACMA:Teaching Eng Language & Literacy to Culturally & Linguistically Diverse Students3
ED 556BCMA: Teaching Culturally & Linguistically Diverse Students across the Content Areas3
ED 553Methods and Materials of Teaching in Pre K-6 in the Bilingual Classroom3
Capstone Requirements
EDG 620Educational Research for Teaching3
ED 691Student Teaching and Seminar in the Childhood Classroom6
Total Credits48