The Online Master of Science in Teaching Program

Academics Overview

Fordham Graduate School of Education offers an online Master of Science in Teaching (M.S.T.) program designed to offer aspiring educators strategies and techniques relevant to classroom success in the 21st-century.

The program focuses on approaches that consider the emotional and academic growth of the whole child and helps M.S.T. students prepare to earn initial teacher certification.

36–45 credits required1

Can be completed in as few as two years1

Two full-time student teaching experiences

Curriculum Focus and Program Options

In addition to teaching essential education techniques, the Fordham M.S.T. curriculum emphasizes education’s role in forming an equitable society for people of all backgrounds, races, and religions. Our online and on-campus programs maintain the same high standards of scholarship that prepare educators to address the intellectual and socioemotional development of all learners.

We offer four M.S.T. programs to choose from, based on your career goals. All programs combine extensive student teaching experience with research-backed coursework and mentorship from an academic advisor to create a comprehensive learning experience.

Complete the Program That’s Right for You

  • Master of Science in Teaching, Early Childhood Special Education (Birth–Grade 2, Dual Certification)
  • Master of Science in Teaching, Childhood Education (Grades 1–6)
  • Master of Science in Teaching, Childhood Special Education (Grades 1–6, Dual Certification)
  • Master of Science in Teaching, Childhood and Early Childhood (Birth–Grade 6, Dual Certification)


Upon graduation from the M.S.T. program, you will be eligible to sit for licensure exams in New York. 100% of our 2017–2018 Childhood Education Program Completers Passed Their Licensure Exams in NY State. You may also be eligible for licensure in other states. We encourage you to research certification requirements to confirm the program meets the requirements where you wish to teach.

Become a Teacher with Fordham’s Online M.S.T.

1 Depending on your chosen program Return to footnote reference