Teaching - Childhood Literacy (MSE)

Fordham University

12 months
1422 USD/credit
1422 USD/credit
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Recognizing that literacy is a multi-faceted tool which enriches learning in all subject areas, we draw on the new literacies lens to integrate technology into innovative and traditional learning activities. The Teaching - Childhood Literacy (MSE) program is offered by Fordham University .


The Teaching - Childhood Literacy (MSE) program at Fordham University enhances teachers' understandings of reading-writing-listening-speaking-visualizing-performing connections. Graduates are proficient in promoting the effective use of skills and strategies with students from diverse backgrounds who become confident, independent, successful lifelong learners. Candidates are typically teachers, teacher assistants, or literacy specialists serving in local schools.

Program Prerequisites

Candidates must provide evidence of initial/provisional or permanent/professional certification or the equivalent as an early childhood/childhood, TESOL, or special education teacher. Candidates must also provide evidence of having completed 9 credits in language and/or literacy education and six credits in specific/inclusive education.

Those who have not fulfilled these prerequisites may complete them concurrently with enrollment in the program.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Assessment & Development of Literacy Processes: Practicum 1/Childhood 
  • Beginning Literacy Development in Inclusive Classrooms
  • Cognitive and Linguistic Dimensions of Literacy 
  • Critical Literacy: Childhood
  • Instructional Practices for Writing Across the Curriculum/Childhood
  • Perspectives on Standardized Language and Literacy Assessments: Policy and Practice 
  • Portfolio for Literacy Education
  • Reflective Seminary for Literacy Leaders 
  • Research & Practice for Struggling Readers & Writers: Practicum II/Childhood
  • Second Language Acquisition
  • Sociocultural and Developmental Dimensions of Literacy

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




36 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • All applicants must have a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university and have obtained a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 (B). If you have received a post bachelors degree from an accredited college or university, a minimum GPA of 3.5 is required.
  • Official transcripts of all coursework Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • Personal Statement
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • GRE/MAT Exams

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1422 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1422 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    1422 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1422 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.


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Teaching - Childhood Literacy (MSE)
Fordham University