Bilingual Childhood Education, Master of Science in Education (M.S.Ed)

The aims of this program are to develop an academically, linguistically, and culturally enriching environment where the fields of bilingual and childhood education come together to develop skilled childhood education teachers, quality bilingual programs, and related exceptional teaching and learning practices; and to validate and build upon the linguistic and cultural strengths of diverse student populations.

Initial Certification Program

This program is for graduate students who hold a B.A. degree outside of education while seeking an initial New York State certification (Childhood Education) and a bilingual extension.

Prerequisite Corequisite

Course NumberTitleCredits
EDUC 7200APsychology of Learning and Teaching

3

OR

EDUC 7300AChild Development

3

EDCE 5950CMathematics Knowledge for Teachers (Birth to Grade 6)

3

Required Courses

Course NumberTitleCredits
EDCE 2100CTeaching Social Studies in Childhood Education

3

EDCE 3100CElementary Science & Engineering Teaching Methods

3

EDCE 5201CMethods of Teaching English Language Arts to Bilingual English Language Learners (P-Grade 6)

3

EDCE 5202CTeaching Language Arts in Spanish to Multilingual Students

3

OR

EDCE 5203CTeaching Language Arts & Reading to Bilingual-Bicultural Students (Haitian)

3

OR

EDCE 5204CTeaching Language Arts in Chinese to Multilingual Students

3

EDCE 5300CTheories, Policies, and Programs for Emergent Bilingual Students

3

SPED 5000KIntroduction to Inclusive Education

3

OR

EDCE 6000KIntroduction to the Education of Emergent Bilingual Students with Disabilities

3

EDCE 2600CLinguistics for Teachers

3

EDCE 5700CEducation That Is Multicultural

3

EDCE 6100CHow Children Learn Mathematics: Grades 1-6

3

EDCE 6400CTeaching Content (Math, Science, Social Studies) with Language Arts in English and an Additional Language

3

EDCE 4100CTeaching Arts and Crafts in Childhood Education

3

OR

EDCE 7100CCreative Movement and Music in Childhood Education

3

EDCE 6600CAssessment for Multilingual Learners

3

Student Teaching

Course NumberTitleCredits
EDCE 2207IResearch into Teaching: Bilingual Education

2

EDCE 7502GStudent Teaching in Bilingual Education

4

EDUC 1900GWorkshops on Child Abuse Identification, School Violence Prevention, Dignity for All Students Act (DASA), and Other Professional Topics

0

Total Credit Hours: 44-50

Professional Certification Program

This program is for students who hold who hold initial or professional NYS certification in any area except English Language Arts, World Languages and TESOL and leads to a master’s degree and a bilingual extension. Upon completion of the program and with three years teaching experience (including one year of mentored teaching), graduates are eligible for professional certification in their original certification area.

Choose two of the following

Course NumberTitleCredits
EDCE 7200FContemporary Problems in Bilingual Education

3

EDCE 2600CLinguistics for Teachers

3

EDCE 4100CTeaching Arts and Crafts in Childhood Education

3

EDCE 5100CTeaching Foreign Languages in Elementary Education

3

EDCE 5202CTeaching Language Arts in Spanish to Multilingual Students

3

EDCE 5203CTeaching Language Arts & Reading to Bilingual-Bicultural Students (Haitian)

3

EDCE 5204CTeaching Language Arts in Chinese to Multilingual Students

3

EDCE 5400CMethods of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages I (Pre K-grade 6)

3

EDCE 5500CChildren of the Caribbean Cultures & Curriculum

3

SPED 5000KIntroduction to Inclusive Education

3

OR

EDCE 6000KIntroduction to the Education of Emergent Bilingual Students with Disabilities

3

EDCE 6100KAssessing the Educational Needs of Language Minority Students with Disabilities

3

EDCE 6700CContrastive Phonology of English and Other Languages for Teachers

3

EDCE 6800CGrammar and its Pedagogy: English and Other Languages

3

EDCE 7100CCreative Movement and Music in Childhood Education

3

Research Sequence

Course NumberTitleCredits
EDCE 2205IResearch Seminar in Teaching Multilingual Learners

3

EDCE 2905IResearch Seminar II in Teaching Linguistically and Culturally Diverse Students

Required Courses

Course NumberTitleCredits
EDCE 2300CSocial Studies Inquiry for Pre-K to 6 Teachers

3

EDCE 2400CDevelopment & Evaluation of Materials in Bilingual Education

3

EDCE 3200CScience Inquiry for Pre-K to 6 Teachers

3

EDCE 5201CMethods of Teaching English Language Arts to Bilingual English Language Learners (P-Grade 6)

3

EDCE 5300CTheories, Policies, and Programs for Emergent Bilingual Students

3

EDCE 5700CEducation That Is Multicultural

3

EDCE 6200CMathematics Inquiry for Pre-K to 6 Teachers

3

Total Credit Hours: 31

*Candidates without a comparable special education course on their previous credential transcript must select EDCE 6000K or SPED 5000K to meet the state requirements regarding students with disabilities.

Professional Certification with Bilingual Extension Program

This is for students who hold initial or professional NYS certification in any area except English Language Arts, World Languages and TESOL and leads to a master's degree and bilingual extenstion. Upon completion of the program and with three years teaching experience (including one year of mentored teaching), graduates are eligible for professional certification in their original certification area. 

Choose One Course

Course NumberTitleCredits
EDCE 6700CContrastive Phonology of English and Other Languages for Teachers

3

EDCE 6000KIntroduction to the Education of Emergent Bilingual Students with Disabilities

3

OR

SPED 5000KIntroduction to Inclusive Education

3

EDCE 6800CGrammar and its Pedagogy: English and Other Languages

3

EDCE 5800CTheories of Second Language Acquisition

3

Required Courses

Course NumberTitleCredits
EDCE 2600CLinguistics for Teachers

3

EDCE 5201CMethods of Teaching English Language Arts to Bilingual English Language Learners (P-Grade 6)

3

OR

EDCE 6500CMethods of Teaching English Language Arts to Bilingual English Language Learners (7-Adult)

3

EDCE 5202CTeaching Language Arts in Spanish to Multilingual Students

3

OR

EDCE 5203CTeaching Language Arts & Reading to Bilingual-Bicultural Students (Haitian)

3

OR

EDCE 5204CTeaching Language Arts in Chinese to Multilingual Students

3

EDCE 5300CTheories, Policies, and Programs for Emergent Bilingual Students

3

EDCE 5400CMethods of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages I (Pre K-grade 6)

3

OR

EDCE 6900CMethods of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages II (Grade 7 - 12)

3

EDCE 5700CEducation That Is Multicultural

3

EDCE 6400CTeaching Content (Math, Science, Social Studies) with Language Arts in English and an Additional Language

3

EDCE 2205IResearch Seminar in Teaching Multilingual Learners

3

EDCE 6600CAssessment for Multilingual Learners

3

Total Credit Hours: 30

Non-Certification Program

This program is for graduate students who are not seeking New York State certification.

Required Courses

Course NumberTitleCredits
EDCE 2600CLinguistics for Teachers

3

EDCE 5201CMethods of Teaching English Language Arts to Bilingual English Language Learners (P-Grade 6)

3

OR

EDCE 6500CMethods of Teaching English Language Arts to Bilingual English Language Learners (7-Adult)

3

EDCE 5202CTeaching Language Arts in Spanish to Multilingual Students

3

OR

EDCE 5204CTeaching Language Arts in Chinese to Multilingual Students

3

EDCE 5300CTheories, Policies, and Programs for Emergent Bilingual Students

3

EDCE 5400CMethods of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages I (Pre K-grade 6)

3

OR

EDCE 6900CMethods of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages II (Grade 7 - 12)

3

EDCE 5700CEducation That Is Multicultural

3

EDCE 6400CTeaching Content (Math, Science, Social Studies) with Language Arts in English and an Additional Language

3

EDCE 2205IResearch Seminar in Teaching Multilingual Learners

3

Choose Two Courses

Course NumberTitleCredits
EDCE 6000KIntroduction to the Education of Emergent Bilingual Students with Disabilities

3

EDCE 2100CTeaching Social Studies in Childhood Education

3

EDCE 6700CContrastive Phonology of English and Other Languages for Teachers

3

EDCE 6800CGrammar and its Pedagogy: English and Other Languages

3

EDCE 5800CTheories of Second Language Acquisition

3

EDCE 7700ADrama in Education

3

EDCE 4400CArts Integration: Theatre and Related Arts in the Curriculum

3

OR

EDCE 4000FArts Integration: Theatre and Related Arts in the Curriculum (Grades 7-12)

3

EDCE 6600CAssessment for Multilingual Learners

3

Total Credit Hours: 30

Other electives in education and/or the target language by advisement.

Transitional B Certificate Program for New York City Teaching Fellows

This program is restricted to graduate students who have been accepted to the New York City Teaching Fellows Program.

Required Courses

Course NumberTitleCredits
EDCE 7401AIntroduction to Urban Schools for Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages

3

EDCE 7402AIntroduction to Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

3

EDCE 2600CLinguistics for Teachers

3

EDCE 3100CElementary Science & Engineering Teaching Methods

3

EDCE 4400CArts Integration: Theatre and Related Arts in the Curriculum

3

EDCE 5201CMethods of Teaching English Language Arts to Bilingual English Language Learners (P-Grade 6)

3

EDCE 5202CTeaching Language Arts in Spanish to Multilingual Students

3

OR

EDCE 5203CTeaching Language Arts & Reading to Bilingual-Bicultural Students (Haitian)

3

OR

EDCE 5204CTeaching Language Arts in Chinese to Multilingual Students

3

EDCE 5300CTheories, Policies, and Programs for Emergent Bilingual Students

3

EDCE 5700CEducation That Is Multicultural

3

EDCE 5950CMathematics Knowledge for Teachers (Birth to Grade 6)

3

EDCE 6100CHow Children Learn Mathematics: Grades 1-6

3

EDCE 6400CTeaching Content (Math, Science, Social Studies) with Language Arts in English and an Additional Language

3

EDCE 7405GStudent Teaching in Childhood Education and Seminar

0

EDCE 6000KIntroduction to the Education of Emergent Bilingual Students with Disabilities

3

EDCE 2207IResearch into Teaching: Bilingual Education

2

Total Credit Hours: 41