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General Admissions Requirements

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Interdisciplinary Research (CLAIR)

Contemporary Learning & Interdisciplinary Research

Degree: Ph.D. General Requirements:
  • Minimum 3.0 undergraduate GPA and minimum 3.5 graduate GPA
  • Application
  • Personal Statement
  • C.V. or Resume
  • Transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate coursework
  • 2 Letters of Recommendation
  • GRE or MAT Test Scores
  • $50 Application Fee
  • Applicants must have a Master's degree

Curriculum & Teaching

Early Childhood Education

Early Childhood Education (Birth-Grade 2)
Degree: M.S.T.
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Application
  • Personal Statement
  • C.V. or Resume
  • Transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate coursework
  • 2 Letters of Recommendation
  • $50 Application Fee
Applicants must also have an undergraduate degree in one of the liberal arts or sciences related to the areas of the New York State student learning standards; college-level study in general education core areas; and at least one college-level course in English or American literature.

Early Childhood Education and Early Childhood Special Education (Birth-Grade 2)
Degree: M.S.T.
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Application
  • Personal Statement
  • C.V. or Resume
  • Transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate coursework
  • 2 Letters of Recommendation
  • $50 Application Fee
Applicants must also have an undergraduate degree in one of the liberal arts or sciences related to the areas of the New York State student learning standards; college-level study in general education core areas; and at least one college-level course in English or American literature.

Early Chilhood and Childhood Education
Degree: M.S.T.
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Application
  • Personal Statement
  • C.V. or Resume
  • Transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate coursework
  • 2 Letters of Recommendation
  • $50 Application Fee
Applicants must also have an undergraduate degree in one of the liberal arts or sciences related to the areas of the New York State student learning standards; college-level study in general education core areas; and at least one college-level course in English or American literature.

Early Childhood Special Education (Birth-Grade 2)
Degree: M.S.T.
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Application
  • Personal Statement
  • C.V. or Resume
  • Transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate coursework
  • 2 Letters of Recommendation
  • $50 Application Fee
Applicants must also have an undergraduate degree in one of the liberal arts or sciences related to the areas of the New York State student learning standards; college-level study in general education core areas; and at least one college-level course in English or American literature. Candidates must provide evidence of their intitial/provisional or permanant/professional certification as an early childhood or elementary teacher.

Childhood Education

Childhood Education (Grades 1-6)
Degree: M.S.T.
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Application
  • Personal Statement
  • C.V. or Resume
  • Transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate coursework
  • 2 Letters of Recommendation
  • $50 Application Fee
Applicants must also have an undergraduate degree in one of the liberal arts or sciences related to the areas of the New York State student learning standards.

Childhood Special Education (Grades 1-6)
Degree: M.S.T.
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Application
  • Personal Statement
  • C.V. or Resume
  • Transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate coursework
  • 2 Letters of Recommendation
  • $50 Application Fee
Applicants must also have an undergraduate degree in one of the liberal arts or sciences related to the areas of the New York State student learning standards.

Early Childhood & Childhood Education
Degree: M.S.T.
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Application
  • Personal Statement
  • C.V. or Resume
  • Transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate coursework
  • 2 Letters of Recommendation
  • $50 Application Fee
Applicants must also have an undergraduate degree in one of the liberal arts or sciences related to the areas of the New York State student learning standards; college-level study in general education core areas; and at least one college-level course in English or American literature.

Bilingual Childhood Education (Grades 1-6)
Degree: M.S.T.
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Application
  • Personal Statement
  • C.V. or Resume
  • Transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate coursework
  • 2 Letters of Recommendation
  • $50 Application Fee
Applicants must also have an undergraduate degree in one of the liberal arts or sciences related to the areas of the New York State student learning standards. Candidates for the bilingual extension must provide evidence of their competence in a language other than English by earning a passing score on the NYSED Target Language Examination.

Childhood Special Education (Grades 1-6)
Degree: M.S.E.
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Application
  • Personal Statement
  • C.V. or Resume
  • Transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate coursework
  • 2 Letters of Recommendation
  • $50 Application Fee
Applicants must also have an undergraduate degree in one of the liberal arts or sciences related to the areas of the New York State student learning standards. Candidates must provide evidence of their intitial/provisional or permanent professional certification as a childhood or elementary teacher

Adolesence Education

Adolescent Biology (Grades 7-12)
Degree: M.S.T.
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Application
  • Personal Statement
  • C.V. or Resume
  • Transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate coursework
  • 2 Letters of Recommendation
  • $50 Application Fee
Applicants must have 30 college credits in biology courses, including anatomy/physiology, behavior, cell biology, biological diversity, ecology, evolution, genetics, growth, human biology, and microbiology, plus 16 credits in the other sciences.

Adolescence Biology/Conservation Life Science (Grades 7-12)
Degree: M.S.T.
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Application
  • Personal Statement
  • C.V. or Resume
  • Transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate coursework
  • 2 Letters of Recommendation
  • $50 Application Fee
Applicants must have earned a degree in life science (or a related degree, for example, in conservation biology or another biological science) with a minimum of 30 credits in coursework focusing on themes identified by NYSED (anatomy/physiology, behavior, cell biology, biological diversity, ecology, evolution, genetics, growth, human biology, and microbiology), as well as 16 credits in other sciences.

Adolesence Chemistry (Grades 7-12)
Degree: M.S.T.
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Application
  • Personal Statement
  • C.V. or Resume
  • Transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate coursework
  • 2 Letters of Recommendation
  • $50 Application Fee
Applicants must have 30 college credits in chemistry courses, including inorganic chemistry, organic chemistry, analytical chemistry, physical chemistry, and biochemistry, as well as 16 credits in other sciences.

Adolesence English Grades (7-12)
Degree: M.S.T.
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Application
  • Personal Statement
  • C.V. or Resume
  • Transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate coursework
  • 2 Letters of Recommendation
  • $50 Application Fee
Applicants must have 36 college credits in English courses including British literature (including study of Shakespeare), American literature, women writers, and multiple genre study.

Adolesence Mathematics (Grades 7-12)
Degree: M.S.T.
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Application
  • Personal Statement
  • C.V. or Resume
  • Transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate coursework
  • 2 Letters of Recommendation
  • $50 Application Fee
Applicants must have 30 college credits in mathematics courses, including theme areas of problem-solving, communication, reasoning, and mathematical connections.

Adolesence Physics (Grades 7-12)
Degree: M.S.T.
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Application
  • Personal Statement
  • C.V. or Resume
  • Transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate coursework
  • 2 Letters of Recommendation
  • $50 Application Fee
Applicants must have 30 college credits in physics courses including mechanics, electricity, waves, optics, atomic & nuclear, radioactivity, relativity, and quantum mechanics, as well as 16 credits in other sciences.

Adolesence Social Studies (Grades 7-12)
Degree: M.S.T.
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Application
  • Personal Statement
  • C.V. or Resume
  • Transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate coursework
  • 2 Letters of Recommendation
  • $50 Application Fee
Applicants must have 36 credits in the social sciences including 21 credits in history and geography (at least one course in U.S. History), plus coursework in economics, sociology and anthropology, government or political science, and global or cultural studies.

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages(TESOL)

TESOL Pre K-Grade 12 (Track 1)
Degree: M.S.T.
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Application
  • Personal Statement
  • C.V. or Resume
  • Transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate coursework
  • 2 Letters of Recommendation
  • $50 Application Fee
Applicants must have college-level coursework in English, mathematics, science and social studies; a 30-credit major or concentration in the liberal arts; demonstrated proficiency in English (candidates for whom English is a second language are required to achieve a score of at least 575 on the paper version and a 233 on the computer version of the TOEFL); 12 college credits in language other than English; and college level study in general education core.

TESOL Pre K-Grade 12 (Track 2)
Degree: M.S.T.
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Application
  • Personal Statement
  • C.V. or Resume
  • Transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate coursework
  • 2 Letters of Recommendation
  • $50 Application Fee
Applicants must have a 30-credit major or concentration in English language arts, social studies, science, technology, or mathematics; demonstrated proficiency in English (candidates for whom English language is a second language are required to achieve a score of a least 575 on the paper version and 233 on the computer version of the TOEFL); and 12 college credits in a language other than English.

Curriculum & Teaching

Curriculum & Teaching
Degree: M.S.E.
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Application
  • Personal Statement
  • C.V. or Resume
  • Transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate coursework
  • 2 Letters of Recommendation
  • $50 Application Fee
Applicants must have an undergraduate degree in one of the liberal arts or sciences related to the areas of the New York State student learning standards; college-level study in general education core areas; and at least one college-level course in English or American literature. Candidates must provide evidence of their initial provisional or permanent professional certification as an early childhood or elementary teacher.

Literacy

Literacy Education (Birth-Grade 6)
Degree: M.S.E.
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Application
  • Personal Statement
  • C.V. or Resume
  • Transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate coursework
  • 2 Letters of Recommendation
  • $50 Application Fee
Applicants must have an undergraduate degree in one of the liberal arts of sciences related to the areas of the New York State student learning standards; college-level study in genearl education core areas; at least one college-level in general education core areas; and at least one college-level course in English or American literature. Candidates must provide evidence of their initial/provisional or permanent/professional certification as an early childhood of P-12 teacher.

Literacy Education (Grades 5-12)
Degree: M.S.E.
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Application
  • Personal Statement
  • C.V. or Resume
  • Transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate coursework
  • 2 Letters of Recommendation
  • $50 Application Fee
Applicants must have an undergraduate degree in one of the liberal arts or sciences related to the areas of the New York State student learning standards; college-level study in general education core areas; and at least one college-level study in English or American literature. Candidates must provide evidence of their initial/provisional or permanent/professional certification as a middle childhood or specialist teacher, grades 7-12.

Teaching General & Exceptional Adolescents

Teaching General & Exceptional Adolescents Biology (Grades 7-12)
Degree: M.S.T.
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Application
  • Personal Statement
  • C.V. or Resume
  • Transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate coursework
  • 2 Letters of Recommendation
  • $50 Application Fee
Applicants must have earned a degree in biology (or a related field, for example, biological sciences) with a minimum of 30 credits in biology coursework. The content must include study in the following areas: anatomy, physiology, ecology, behavioral, evolution, genetics, cell biology, microbiology, diversity, growth and human biology.

Teaching General & Exceptional Adolescents Chemistry (Grades 7-12)
Degree: M.S.T.
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Application
  • Personal Statement
  • C.V. or Resume
  • Transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate coursework
  • 2 Letters of Recommendation
  • $50 Application Fee
Applicants must have earned a degree in chemistry (or a related field, for example, applied chemical science) with a minimum of 30 credits in chemistry coursework.

Teaching General & Exceptional Adolescents Earth Science (Grades 7-12)
Degree: M.S.T.
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Application
  • Personal Statement
  • C.V. or Resume
  • Transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate coursework
  • 2 Letters of Recommendation
  • $50 Application Fee
Applicants must have an earned degree in earth science (or a related field) with a minimum of 30 credits in earth science coursework and at least 46 credits total in science.

Teaching General & Exceptional Adolescents English (Grades 7-12)
Degree: M.S.T.
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Application
  • Personal Statement
  • C.V. or Resume
  • Transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate coursework
  • 2 Letters of Recommendation
  • $50 Application Fee
Applicants must have an earned degree in English or its equivalent with a minimum of 36 credits in English language arts coursework. This content must include study in the following areas: American literature, British literature, multicultural literature, written composition, literary criticism, women writers and media studies.

Teaching General & Exceptional Adolescents Mathematics (Grades 7-12)
Degree: M.S.T.
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Application
  • Personal Statement
  • C.V. or Resume
  • Transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate coursework
  • 2 Letters of Recommendation
  • $50 Application Fee
Applicants must have an undergraduate major in mathematics or its equivalent with a minimum of 27 credits in specific mathematics content areas.

Teaching General & Exceptional Adolescents Physics (Grades 7-12)
Degree: M.S.T.
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Application
  • Personal Statement
  • C.V. or Resume
  • Transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate coursework
  • 2 Letters of Recommendation
  • $50 Application Fee
Applicants must have an earned degree in physics or related area (for example, physical science) with a minimum of 30 credits in physics coursework and 16 credits distributed among biology, earth science and chemistry. Included in the 36 credits must be coursework in the following areas: mechanics, electricity, magnetism, thermodynamics, waves, optics, atomic and nuclear physics, radioactivity, relativity, and quantum mechanics.

Teaching General & Exceptional Adolescents Social Studies (Grades 7-12)
Degree: M.S.T.
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Application
  • Personal Statement
  • C.V. or Resume
  • Transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate coursework
  • 2 Letters of Recommendation
  • $50 Application Fee
Applicants must have an earned degree in history or its equivalent with a minimum of 36 credits in social studies coursework. This content must include study in the following areas: U.S. history, U.S. government and political science, geography, sociology, economics, non-U.S. history, history, science/technology/society, psychology, cultural studies/anthropology and global connections. In all, at least 21 credits must be in the study of history and geography.

Teaching Exceptional Adolescents with Subject Area Extension 7-12

Teaching Exceptional Adolescents with Subject Area Extension 7-12: Biology (Grades 7-12)
Degree: M.S.T.
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Application
  • Personal Statement
  • C.V. or Resume
  • Transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate coursework
  • 2 Letters of Recommendation
  • $50 Application Fee
Applicants must complete or have completed 18 credits or more in a biology major or concentration including coursework in anatomy and physiology, ecology, evolution, genetics, cell biology, microbiology, behavior, diversity, growth and human biology.

Teaching Exceptional Adolescents with Subject Area Extension 7-12: Chemistry
Degree: M.S.T.
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Application
  • Personal Statement
  • C.V. or Resume
  • Transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate coursework
  • 2 Letters of Recommendation
  • $50 Application Fee
Applicants must complete or have completed 18 credits or more in a chemistry major or concentration including coursework in inorganic chemistry, organic chemistry, analytical chemistry, physical chemistry, and biochemistry.

Teaching Exceptional Adolescents with Subject Area Extension 7-12: Earth Science
Degree: M.S.T.
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Application
  • Personal Statement
  • C.V. or Resume
  • Transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate coursework
  • 2 Letters of Recommendation
  • $50 Application Fee
Applicants must complete or have completed 18 credits or more in an earth science major or concentration including coursework in scientific methods, space systems, atmospheric systems, geological systems, and water systems.

Teaching Exceptional Adolescents with Subject Area Extension 7-12: English
Degree: M.S.T.
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Application
  • Personal Statement
  • C.V. or Resume
  • Transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate coursework
  • 2 Letters of Recommendation
  • $50 Application Fee
Applicants must complete or have completed 18 credits or more in an English major or concentration including coursework in British literature, American literature, multicultural writers, women writers, literary criticism, and written composition.

Teaching Exceptional Adolescents with Subject Area Extension 7-12: Mathematics
Degree: M.S.T.
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Application
  • Personal Statement
  • C.V. or Resume
  • Transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate coursework
  • 2 Letters of Recommendation
  • $50 Application Fee
Applicants must complete or have completed 18 credits or more in a mathematics major or concentration. In addition, applicants must take a minimum of 9 credits with middle childhood focus.

Teaching Exceptional Adolescents with Subject Area Extension 7-12: Physics
Degree: M.S.T.
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Application
  • Personal Statement
  • C.V. or Resume
  • Transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate coursework
  • 2 Letters of Recommendation
  • $50 Application Fee
Applicants must complete or have completed 18 credits or more in social studies (history or related subject) major or concentration including coursework in U.S. history, western civilizations, U.S. government/political science, economics, geography and cultures, sociology/anthropology/psychology. A candidate should complete 18 semester hours through a combination of study in the United States history, world history and geography.

Teaching Exceptional Adolescents 7-12: Generalist

Generalist (Grades 7-12)
Degree: M.S.T.
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Application
  • Personal Statement
  • C.V. or Resume
  • Transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate coursework
  • 2 Letters of Recommendation
  • $50 Application Fee
Applicants must have an undergraduate degree in one of the liberal arts or sciences related to the areas of the New York State student learning standards.

Educational Leadership, Administration and Policy (ELAP)

Urban School Leadership

Degree: Ed.D.
  • Minimum 3.0 undergraduate GPA and 3.5 graduate GPA
  • Application
  • Personal Statement
  • C.V. or Resume
  • Transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate coursework
  • 2 Letters of Recommendation
  • GRE or MAT Test Scores
  • $50 Application Fee
Applicants must have completed at least three years of administrative experience as a New York City Public School Principal or Assistant Principal; possess appropriate professional administrative certification; possess a master's degree, including fundamental and intermediate courses equivalent to those required by the division; and show evidence of academic ability, effective communication skills, leadership potential and seriousness of purpose.

Church and Non-Public School Leadership

Degree: Ph.D.
  • Minimum 3.0 undergraduate GPA and 3.5 graduate GPA
  • Application
  • Personal Statement
  • C.V. or Resume
  • Transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate coursework
  • 2 Letters of Recommendation
  • GRE or MAT Test Scores
  • $50 Application Fee
Applicants must have completed at least three years of appropriate professional administrative experience and demonstrate satisfactory command of oral and written English.

Administration & Supervision

Degree: M.S.E.
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Application
  • Personal Statement
  • C.V. or Resume
  • Transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate coursework
  • 2 Letters of Recommendation
  • $50 Application Fee
Applicants must have provisional or permanent state certificate in teaching or other appropriate and acceptable educational specialty, and three years of approved and successful teaching and/or administrative/supervisory experience.

Catholic Educational Leadership

Degree: M.S.E.
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Application
  • Personal Statement
  • C.V. or Resume
  • Transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate coursework
  • 2 Letters of Recommendation
  • $50 Application Fee
Applicants must have provisional or permanent state certificate in teaching or other appropriate and acceptable educational specialty, and three years of approved and successful teaching and/or administrative/supervisory experience.

Executive Leadership

Degree: Ed.D.
  • Minimum 3.0 undergraduate GPA and 3.5 graduate GPA
  • Application
  • Personal Statement
  • C.V. or Resume
  • Transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate coursework
  • 2 Letters of Recommendation
  • $50 Application Fee
Applicants must have completed at least three years of appropriate administrative experience in a metropolitan setting, or three years of professional administrative experience in an educational institution; possess appropriate professional administrative certification; possess a master's degree, including fundamental and intermediate courses equivalent to those required by the division; and show evidence of academic ability, effective communication skills, leadership potential and seriousness of purpose.

Psychological & Educational Services (PES)

Counseling Psychology

School Counseling
Degree: M.S.E.
  • Minimum 3.0 undergraduate GPA
  • Application
  • Personal Statement
  • C.V. or Resume
  • Transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate coursework
  • 2 Letters of Recommendation
  • $50 Application Fee
Applicants must show evidence of professional promise: evidence may be contained in the student's application for admission or may be sought in an interview with a member of the program faculty, if deemed appropriate.

Mental Health Counseling
Degree: M.S.E.
  • Minimum 3.0 undergraduate GPA
  • Application
  • Personal Statement
  • C.V. or Resume
  • Transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate coursework
  • 2 Letters of Recommendation
  • $50 Application Fee
Applicants must show evidence of professional promise: evidence may be contained in the student's application for admission, or may be sought in an interview with a member of the program faculty, if deemed appropriate.

Counseling Psychology
Degree: Ph.D.
  • Minimum 3.0 undergraduate GPA and 3.5 graduate GPA
  • Application
  • Personal Statement
  • C.V. or Resume
  • Transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate coursework
  • 2 Letters of Recommendation
  • GRE Test Scores
  • $50 Application Fee
Applicants must posssess a baccalaureate or a master's degree from an accredited college or university and have academic and professional goals consistent with the objectives and purposes of the program

School Psychology

School Psychology
Degree: P.D.
  • Minimum 3.0 undergraduate GPA
  • Application
  • Personal Statement
  • C.V. or Resume
  • Transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate coursework
  • 2 Letters of Recommendation
  • $50 Application Fee
Applicants must possess a baccalaureate or a master's degree from an accredited college or university with asuitable foundation in the behavioral sciences; choose totake and pass a minimum competency examination in psychological and educational measurement; and show evidence of a high degree of emotional stability, as well as personal and social maturity, as indicated by both the student's record and by an interview with the school psychology faculty.

Bilingual School Psychology
Degree: P.D.
  • Minimum 3.0 undergraduate GPA
  • Application
  • Personal Statement
  • C.V. or Resume
  • Transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate coursework
  • 2 Letters of Recommendation
  • $50 Application Fee
Applicants must possess a baccalaureate or a master's degree from an accredited college or university with a suitable foundation in the behavioral sciences; choose to take and pass a minimum competency examination in psychological and educational measurement; show evidence of a high degree of emotional maturity as indicated by both the student's record and by an interview with school psychology faculty; and demonstrate competency in both English and a second language through either a license as a bilingual teacher or a successful rating on a written test of dual language proficiency.

School Psychology
Degree: Ph.D.
  • Minimum 3.0 undergraduate GPA and 3.5 graduate GPA
  • Application
  • Personal Statement
  • C.V. or Resume
  • Transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate coursework
  • 2 Letters of Recommendation
  • GRE Test Scores
  • $50 Application Fee
Applicants must possess a baccalaureate or a master's degree from an accredited college or university with a suitable foundation in the behavioral sciences; choose to take and pass a minimum competency examination in psychological and educational measurement; and show evidence of a high degree of emotional stability, as well as personal and social maturity, as indicated by both the student's record and by an interview with the school psychology faculty.

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