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Teaching - Childhood Education (MST), Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #801 (QS) Manhattan, NY, United States
The program is distinguished by exceptionally strong field experiences and a carefully coordinated sequence of courses progressing from foundations and teaching methods to the development of a professional portfolio.
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Overview

Candidates develop teaching skills and apply knowledge learned in courses during their field experiences. They are supported by expert faculty, master teachers and field advisers/mentors.

Certification Information

The program leads to NYS Initial Teacher Certification in Childhood Education 1-6. The program is approved by the Association of Childhood Education International (ACEI). Fordham’s Graduate School of Education is a nationally accredited teacher education institution in New York City. The program received the first-ever national award for Effective Teacher Preparation from the US Dept. of Education in 2000. Read more about certification procedures.

Accreditation

Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, Fordham University is a large (uniRank enrollment range: 15,000-19,999 students) coeducational higher education institution formally affiliated with the Christian-Catholic Jesuit - www.jesuit.org religion. Fordham University offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Beginning Reading and Writing in Inclusive Classrooms 
  • Childhood Education Portfolio 
  • Children’s Literature in a Multicultural Society 
  • Historical, Philosophical, and Multicultural Foundations of American Education 
  • Literacy Across the Curriculum in Inclusive Classrooms 
  • Psychology of Child Development and Learning 
  • Reflective Practice and Field Experience I in an Inclusive Childhood Classroom 
  • Reflective Practice and Field Experience II in an Inclusive Childhood Classroom 
  • Reflective Practice and Student Teaching I in an Inclusive Childhood Classroom 
  • Reflective Practice and Student Teaching II in an Inclusive Childhood Classroom 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    36 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    7

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    90

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    577

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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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

    1404 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1404 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    1404 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1404 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Manhattan

  • 2638 - 5760 USD/month
    Living Costs

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