M.S. in Education degree program: childhood education teacher (grades 1-6) - bilingual education
HEGIS code 0802.00
NYS SED program code 26823

The program in bilingual childhood education prepares students to teach in English monolingual childhood classrooms as well as childhood classrooms where two languages are used as the mediums of instruction (also known as bilingual classrooms). The program consists of a 36-credit course of study and is intended for persons who have attained or are in the process of acquiring New York State Initial Certification as a teacher. The course of study includes a 15-credit bilingual extension consisting of courses in bilingualism, research, methodology, and multicultural education and an additional 21-credits of student teaching in the classroom. For those who do not hold any certification as a teacher, an additional 18 credits are required for the degree.

Program Heads

Name
Title
Phone
Email
Office Hours
Ascenzi-Moreno, Laura Program Head 718-951-5000 ext 3757 2103 James Hall lascenzimoreno @ brooklyn.cuny.edu call/email for appointment

 

Admission Requirements

Department Education, Childhood, Bilingual And Special Education
Fall Application Deadline March 1st - Rolling admissions
Spring Application Deadline November 1st - Rolling admissions
Supporting Documents for Matriculation:
Submit to the Office of Admissions official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended, two letters of recommendation, resume, photocopy of New York State or other state teaching certificate, biographical statement of 500 to 1,000 words describing your reasons for pursuing the specific graduate program to which you are applying and your future professional goals. Interview with department.
TOEFL (paper, computer, internet) 550, 213, 79
Examinations

 

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Matriculation requirements
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This program applies to students who hold a New York State Initial Certificate in Childhood Education and wish to attain a Professional Certificate in Childhood Education with an Extension in Bilingual (Spanish/English) Education. This program also applies to students who have a Professional Certificate in Childhood Education and wish to pursue an Extension in Bilingual (Spanish/English) Education. All students who wish to enroll should speak to the Bilingual Program Adviser.

Applicants must have a minimum undergraduate grade point average of 3.00. A minimum grade point average of 3.00 in graduate courses is required to maintain matriculation.

International applicants for whom English is a second language are required to pass the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) with a score of 550 on the paper-based test or 213 on the computer-based test or 79 on the internet-based test, before being considered for admission.

Students should note additional requirements found at the beginning of this section as well as in the sections "Admission" and "Academic Regulations and Procedures" of the Brooklyn College Bulletin of Graduate Programs.

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Degree requirements: Thirty-six credits are required for the degree.
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Required courses are listed below; courses marked with an asterisk (*) are bilingual extension courses.

CBSE 7200T paired with CBSE 7351T*.

CBSE 7203T paired with Puerto Rican and Latino Studies 7145X*.

CBSE 7204T paired with Mathematics 7141T or 7142T or 7143T or 7145T or CBSE 7405T.

CBSE 7201T paired with any graduate level course in General Science or 7000-level course in Earth and Environmental Sciences.

CBSE 7202T paired with CBSE 7350T*.

CBSE 7353T* paired with CBSE 7355T*.

During the first semester, students must file a program of study approved by the program adviser. All courses in the childhood education degree sequence and in childhood bilingual extension programs require departmental permission for registration.

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Nonmatriculated students
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Students with a New York State Initial Certificate in Childhood Education and/or a New York State Professional Certificate in Childhood Education or their equivalents who wish to complete an Extension in Bilingual (Spanish/English) Education without completing a master's degree in Childhood Education, may do so as a nonmatriculated student. Permission from the head of the Program in Bilingual Education is required.

The Bilingual Extension in Childhood Education consists of 15 credits. Required courses, which may be taken in any order, are listed below.

CBSE 7350T, 7351T, 7353T, and 7355T; and Puerto Rican and Latino Studies 7145X.

All courses in childhood education and in childhood bilingual extension programs require departmental permission for registration.