The Master of Science for Teachers (MST) in Childhood and Bilingual Education is a 48-credit program which prepares candidates with bilingual and second language teaching methodologies to educate children in grades 1–6. Differentiated instruction is emphasized, and technology is incorporated into all aspects of the program to successfully provide standards-based, practical education to all students at the elementary level.
Every MST candidate enrolled in our program is challenged to reflect on his or her prior notions about schools, classrooms, teaching, and learning. Candidates learn the theories, strategies, and methods for teaching English Learners, apply sociolinguistic knowledge contexts and language development to instruction and experience a range of fieldwork experiences under the guidance of supervisors, faculty and mentor-teachers. Study abroad courses can be substituted for Bilingual courses or core requirements with approval.
Students will complete 100 hours of fieldwork that follows a clinically-rich model, integrated with intensive coursework, in collaboration with partner schools. Student teaching will be completed in childhood classrooms, as well as practicum experience in Bilingual.
Certification and Career Outcomes
Graduates who pass the New York State Certification Exams will become dual certified to teach Childhood grades 1-6 and a Bilingual Extension. Career options include Childhood teachers who provide support to English Language Learners (ELL) in dual language programs, or as English as a New Language (ENL) teachers.
A bachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited institution (official transcripts documenting degree must be submitted).
Be fluent in a language other than English.
A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or equivalent.
Submission and review of official transcripts from ALL institutions attended.
Completion of the application process, including a personal statement, two letters of recommendation, and, in some cases, an admission interview
For more information, contact : Tasha Darbes, Assistant Professor of TESOL/Bilingual Education, firstname.lastname@example.org
Why Pace School of Education?
We prepare graduates of our program to be reflective practitioners who promote justice, create caring classrooms and school communities, and enable all students to be successful learners.
Candidates benefit from the depth and breadth of content knowledge for both personal enrichment, pre-professional development, and social/cultural enlightenment.
What is my job outlook?
The need for talented teachers has never been greater;
95% of our graduates reported getting jobs within the first year of graduation.