Elementary Education (or Sixth Year Certificate), M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
  • Tuition Fee
    13945 USD/year
    Tuition fee
    13945 USD/year
    Tuition fee
  • English (take IELTS)
    Language
, CT,
As a student in the M.S. in Elementary Education program, you will gain extensive knowledge about teaching elementary subjects including literacy, mathematics, social studies, and science. UB also gives you the opportunity to put these skills to work through our tuition-paid internship or hands-on field experience. 

About

We work with more than 60 districts throughout Connecticut and New York to provide you with practical experiences in a local school.

The most popular certification program in the Graduate School of Education (GSE) offers the courses and classroom experience you need to successfully teach in elementary classrooms.

As a student in the M.S. in Elementary Education program, you will gain extensive knowledge about teaching elementary subjects including literacy, mathematics, social studies, and science. UB also gives you the opportunity to put these skills to work through our tuition-paid internship or hands-on field experience. We work with more than 60 districts throughout Connecticut and New York to provide you with practical experiences in a local school.

Advisers will assist you with your M.S. in Elementary Education class selection and the state teacher certification process

Learning Outcomes

The candidates will be able to:

  • Plan lessons and units according to State guidelines
  • Exhibit appropriate content knowledge of mathematics, language art, social studies and science commiserate with Praxis II Exam for elementary school teachers
  • Demonstrate thorough background in concepts of reading and ability to teach reading and evaluate student performance in reading.
  • Pass Praxis II exam for elementary school teachers
  • Pass CT Reading Assessment exam
  • Differentiate curriculum for various special needs students
  • Programme Structure

    • Nine credit hours in foundations of education coursework
      • differentiated instruction
      • educational psychology
      • special education
    • Twenty-four hours of professional education requirements
      • content subject areas
      • curriculum and methods of teaching
      • statutory state requirements
      • field experiences
    • Sixty-day (twelve-week) residency (student) teaching experience (six credit hours)

    Detailed Programme Facts

    • Programme intensity

      You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

      Full-time
      • Full-time duration 24 months
      Part-time
    • Languages
      • English
    • Delivery mode
      On Campus
    Check if you match the admission requirements

    English Language Requirements

    This programme requires students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

    Take IELTS test

    Academic Requirements

    You need the following GPA score:

    Required score: 3

    Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

    Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

    Bachelor’s degree , or its equivalent , from a regionally accredited university or recognized international institution ; a m aster’s d egree from a regionally accredited university is required for the 6 th y ear program U ndergraduate cumulative grade point average of 2. 6 7 or higher (A GPA of 3.0 or higher will likely be required beginning for Fall 2013 applicants). All students must complete the following undergraduate coursework to be eligible for entry into the Certification Track option:

    • English
    • Math (College Algebra, Pre-Calculus or higher)
    • Natural Science
    • Social Science
    • Fine Arts or World Language
    • Lifespan Development
    • U.S. History (survey course covering at least 50 years)

    Tuition Fee

    • International Applies to you

      13945 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 13945 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
    • National Applies to you

      13945 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 13945 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.

    Living costs for Bridgeport

    1,100 - 1,600 USD/month
    Living Costs

    The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

    Funding

    The Lauren Rousseau Elementary Education Memorial Scholarship was established to honor the memory of Lauren Gabrielle Rousseau, a 30 year old teacher, who was one of the 26 individuals who lost their lives in the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School on December 14, 2012. Lauren was born June 8, 1982, in Danbury, where she lived for most of her life. She was a graduate of Danbury High School and received her bachelor's degree from the University of Connecticut and was a 2005 graduate of the University of Bridgeport, School of Education.

    StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.