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Childhood Education, MST

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
, NY,
Create the kinds of nurturing environments that encourage scholarship and growth in emerging minds. Appreciate and support the diversity of learning styles. Help youngsters achieve success on the rewarding path to lifelong education as an elementary school teacher and as a graduate of the M.S.T. in childhood education (1-6) at SUNY Cortland.

About

Under the guidance of our expert childhood education faculty, you'll build on a strong foundation in the liberal arts and sciences as you incorporate theory into practice. In just 12 months of full-time graduate study, including extensive school-based field experiences and two quarters of full-time student teaching, you can complete this highly marketable NCATE-accredited degree.

Starting with full-time summer enrollment through the completion of student teaching, you'll delve into instructional options for the key topics of mathematics, science, literacy and social studies. You'll also explore technology, research, social advocacy and working with diverse learners. Extensive practicum experiences provide the opportunity to apply theories in child development, educational foundations and classroom organization and management to real-world situations.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Teaching Elementary School Mathematics
  • Teaching Elementary School Science
  • Teaching the Special Education Learner in the General Education Classroom
  • Teaching Literacy in the Intermediate Grades

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    79

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • $65 application fee
  • A bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university.
  • Graduate Admissions Application
  • Official English translation and original college transcript for any transcript not in English
  • Letter of introduction (writing sample) that includes a self-description, background of experience and goals 
  • Resume 
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Documentation of English proficiency if English is not the applicant's native language
  • International Student Financial Statement and the required documents to verify financial support
  • A photocopy of the biographical page from the applicant's current passport
  • SUNY Cortland I-20 Request Form

Tuition Fee

  • International

    22650 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 22650 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    11090 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11090 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Cortland

  • 874 - 1910 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

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