Bilingual Childhood Education (M.S.T.)
The master’s degree program in bilingual childhood education leads to endorsement for New York state teacher certification as a childhood education teacher and an extension to the certificate for bilingual education.
Applicants to all childhood programs must meet the general requirements for admission to the Graduate School of Education and the requirements for admission to initial teacher education programs.
In addition, applicants for any of the childhood programs must have the following:
- An undergraduate degree from an accredited university in one of the liberal arts or sciences. For example, English, American, or comparative literature; mathematics; an area of science; modern languages; media studies; women’s studies; political science; computer science; information science; communications; history; sociology; anthropology; economics; the arts; or psychology.
- College-level study in the following general education core areas: artistic expression, concepts in history and social sciences, a language other than English, scientific processes, mathematical processes, written analysis and expression, and communication
In addition, candidates for the bilingual extension must provide evidence of their competence in a language other than English by fulfilling one of the following three options:
- Taking and obtaining a passing score on the ACTFL Language Test (oral and written) in the target language;
- Documentation in transcripts of having completed undergraduate studies in the target language; or
- Agreeing to complete successfully two courses in the target language
Required workshops are listed in the order below.
Program of Study
|UEGE 5102||Historical, Philosophical, and Multicultural Foundations of American Education||3|
|PSGE 5316||Psychology of Child Development and Learning||3|
|CTGE 5155||Special Education Foundations: Past, Present, Future||3|
|CTGE 5534||Beginning Reading and Writing in Inclusive Classrooms||3|
|CTGE 5548||Literacy Across the Curriculum in Inclusive Classrooms||3|
|CTGE 5227||Teaching Mathematics to Children||3|
|CTGE 5242||Teaching Science and Technology to Children||3|
|CTGE 5212||Teaching the Arts in Childhood Education||1|
|CTGE 5065||Integrating Technology Into Elementary Education||1|
|CTGE 5066||Teaching Social Studies to Children||3|
|CTGE 5842||Second Language Acquisition and Assessment||3|
|CTGE 5841||Principles of Bilingual Education||3|
|CTGE 5851||Bilingual Instruction Across Subject Areas||3|
|CTGE 5852||Multilingual Oracy and Literacy||3|
|CTGE 5551||Reflective Practice and Field Experience I in an Inclusive Childhood Classroom||1|
|CTGE 5552||Reflective Practice and Field Experience II in an Inclusive Childhood Classroom||1|
|CTGE 5553||Reflective Practice and Student Teaching I in an Inclusive Childhood Classroom 1||1|
|CTGE 5554||Reflective Practice and Student Teaching II in an Inclusive Childhood Classroom||1|
|CTGE 0704||Childhood Education Portfolio||0|
One of the required student-teaching experiences must be completed in a bilingual education classroom (grades 1-6).
The workshops listed below are required of all Initial Teaching (M.S.T.) programs as well as certain other programs related to NY state licensure.
|EDGE 0230||Schools Against Violence Education Workshop||0|
|EDGE 0210||Child Abuse Identification and Reporting Workshop||0|
|EDGE 0260||Dignity for All Students Training||0|
|EDGE 0220||Drug, Alcohol, and Tobacco Training||0|
In addition to the workshops listed above, the following workshop is also required of students in this MST program:
|EDGE 0250||Health and Physical Education Training||0|