Childhood Education and TESOL, MST
Graduate Program Information
The Master of Science for Teachers (MST) in Childhood Education and TESOL program prepares candidates to teach children in grades 1–6, in addition to becoming certified to teach English to Speakers of Other Languages. Students gain knowledge to successfully combine the teaching of both general education and specialized study of language development as well as differentiated instruction methods to English language learners.
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 English Learners, 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 TESOL 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 TESOL.
Certification and Career Outcomes
Graduates who pass the New York State Certification Exams will become certified to teach Childhood grades 1-6 and TESOL Education in grades Pre K-12. Career options include Childhood teachers who provide support to English Language Learners (ELL) in general education classes, or as English as a New Language (ENL) teachers.
Prior to student teaching in Childhood students must complete:
- 100 hours of fieldwork through coursework
- Workshops on child abuse/school violence prevention (TCH 211A), anti-bullying (DASA) (TCH 211D)
- Any Course deficiencies identified at admissions.
- Take the CST in Childhood
- Additionally, Childhood candidates also have to pass the EAS & edTPA Childhood Education for certification. The edTPA is taken during student teaching.Passing the exams are not a requirement for degree completion.
For ESOL Certification, candidates must:
- Have 12 credits of study in a language other than English or equivalent. Deficiencies must be completed prior to recommendation for certification.
- Take and pass the CST in ESOL exam, to be completed prior to the practicum
|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 557||Linguistics and Grammar for Language Teachers||3|
|EDG 620||Educational Research for Teaching||3|
|ED 691||Student Teaching and Seminar in the Childhood Classroom||0-6|
|ED 559||Student Teaching or Practica for TESOL Candidates||3|