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.