Bilingual Childhood Education (M.S.T.)

42 credits

NYSED 25432/25442

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:

  1. Taking and obtaining a passing score on the ACTFL Language Test (oral and written) in the target language;
  2. Documentation in transcripts of having completed undergraduate studies in the target language; or
  3. Agreeing to complete successfully two courses in the target language

Program of Study

Course Title Credits
UEGE 5102Historical, Philosophical, and Multicultural Foundations of American Education3
PSGE 5316Psychology of Child Development and Learning3
CTGE 5155Special Education Foundations: Past, Present, Future3
CTGE 5534Beginning Reading and Writing in Inclusive Classrooms3
CTGE 5548Literacy Across the Curriculum in Inclusive Classrooms3
CTGE 5227Teaching Mathematics to Children3
CTGE 5242Teaching Science and Technology to Children3
CTGE 5212Teaching the Arts in Childhood Education1
CTGE 5065Integrating Technology Into Elementary Education1
CTGE 5066Teaching Social Studies to Children3
CTGE 5842Second Language Acquisition and Assessment3
CTGE 5841Principles of Bilingual Education3
CTGE 5851Bilingual Instruction Across Subject Areas3
CTGE 5852Multilingual Oracy and Literacy3
CTGE 5551Reflective Practice and Field Experience I in an Inclusive Childhood Classroom1
CTGE 5552Reflective Practice and Field Experience II in an Inclusive Childhood Classroom1
CTGE 5553Reflective Practice and Student Teaching I in an Inclusive Childhood Classroom 11
CTGE 5554Reflective Practice and Student Teaching II in an Inclusive Childhood Classroom1
CTGE 0704Childhood Education Portfolio0
Total Credits42

One of the required student-teaching experiences must be completed in a bilingual education classroom (grades 1-6).

Required Workshops

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.

  • Child Abuse Identification and Reporting Workshop (EDGE 0210)
  • Dignity for All Students Training (EDGE 0260)
  • Drug, Alcohol, and Tobacco Training (EDGE 0220)
  • Schools Against Violence Education Workshop (EDGE 0230)

In addition to the workshops listed above, the following workshop is also required of students in this MST program:

Course Title Credits
EDGE 0250Health and Physical Education Training0