Childhood Education (Grades 1-6), Master | St. Thomas Aquinas College | Sparks, United States
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Childhood Education (Grades 1-6)

16 months
1080 USD/credit 31590 USD/year
1080 USD/credit 31590 USD/year
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The MST in Childhood Education (Grades 1-6) from St. Thomas Aquinas College is for those people who hold an undergraduate degree and are now considering teaching as a career. They could be recent graduates, teaching assistants or career changers.


The Childhood Education (Grades 1-6) program at St. Thomas Aquinas College is a total of 39 credits, including a semester of student teaching. The program can be completed in 16 months, but candidates may take longer if they need to. Most classes are held in the evening so that candidates can continue to work full-time. 

The program includes Methods classes in all subject areas so that candidates are fully prepared to teach the curriculum. 

Key Features 

  • Upon completion of the program, candidates will be recommended for teaching certification in Childhood Education (1-6). 
  • Candidates will be able to teach Grades 1 through 6 in both public and private schools. Additional classes in Middle School Education can be taken to prepare candidates for certification in Grades 5-9.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Psychology of Learning/Models of Teaching
  • Reading and Language Development
  • Exceptional Children: Childhood & Special Education
  • Reading and Writing Across the Curriculum
  • Social Studies: Teaching Strategies for Inclusive Classrooms
  • Assessment: Principles and Practices

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 16 months

Start dates & application deadlines


39 SCH


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Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • A baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution verifying the completion of a liberal arts major or 30 credit concentration in an academic area of the New York State learning standards and that meets the standards of a particular specialized professional association (e.g. NCSS, NCTE, NCTM, NSTA)
  • An overall GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Submission of three professional references
  • Interview with the Coordinator of the MST program which includes the submission of a supervised writing sample
  • A 1-2 page professional goals statement indicating professional goals and reason for undertaking graduate study in education

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    31590 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1080 USD per credit during 16 months.
  • National

    31590 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1080 USD per credit during 16 months.


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