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Admissions Guide Chart

Please use the following chart as a guide to inform you about supplemental materials and requirements that are needed for your application.

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*All teacher and leader certifications are issued by New York State. More information about professional certification eligibility and requirements can be found here.

**All applicants who are currently teaching or working in a school setting must have a letter of recommendation from their principal.

*** GRE (institution code is 2035) and MAT (institution code is 3197) scores may be no more than 5 years old. 

 

Certification Eligibility*

Entry Term

Additional Admissions Requirements**

Entrance Exam Required?***

Adolescent Mathematics Education

Adolescent Education: Mathematics, Grades 7-12. 

SUMMER 2

In addition to breadth and depth in the liberal art and sciences, applicants must have at least 18 semester hours or the equivalent of study in math content courses.

GRE/MAT

Child Life Online

Certified Child Life Specialist

FALL

  • 100 hours of volunteer work in a Child Life setting.
  • A  letter from a CCLS
  • 3.0 GPA

NO

Child Life Online – Advanced Track

N/A

FALL

  • Candidates must be employed as a Child Life Specialist in a hospital or health care setting.
  • At least one letter of recommendation must be from a Child Life Specialist (most likely your current supervisor).

NO

Curriculum and Instruction

Professional certification in the area of an applicant’s initial certification.

FALL
SPRING
SUMMER

Applicants must already hold a valid New York State certification in General Education or in General and Special Education at the Early Childhood or Childhood level.

GRE/MAT

Dual Language/ Bilingual

Early Childhood General Education

Initial Certifications in:

  • Early Childhood (birth – grade 2)
  • Bilingual Extension

FALL
SPRING
SUMMER

Applicants must be fluent in Spanish or Mandarin and have the aptitude to complete graduate level coursework in Spanish or Mandarin.

GRE/MAT

Early Childhood General and Special Education

Initial Certifications in:

  • Early Childhood (birth – grade 2)
  • Students with Disabilities (birth – grade 2)
  • Bilingual Extension

FALL
SPRING
SUMMER

Applicants must be fluent in Spanish or Mandarin and have the aptitude to complete graduate level coursework in Spanish or Mandarin.

GRE/MAT

Early Childhood Special Education

Professional certification in the area of an applicant’s initial certification.

Initial/Professional Certifications in:

  • Students with Disabilities (birth – grade 2)
  • Bilingual Extension

FALL
SPRING
SUMMER

  • Applicants must be fluent in Spanish or Mandarin and have the aptitude to complete graduate level coursework in Spanish or Mandarin.
  • Applicants must already hold a valid New York State certification in General Education at the Early Childhood or Childhood level.

GRE/MAT

Childhood General Education

Initial Certifications in:

  • Childhood (Grades 1-6)
  • Bilingual Extension

FALL
SPRING
SUMMER

Applicants must be fluent in Spanish or Mandarin and have the aptitude to complete graduate level coursework in Spanish or Mandarin.

GRE/MAT

Childhood Special and General Education

Initial Certifications in:

  • Childhood (Grades 1-6)
  • Students with Disabilities (Grades 1-6)
  • Bilingual Extension

FALL
SPRING
SUMMER

Applicants must be fluent in Spanish or Mandarin and have the aptitude to complete graduate level coursework in Spanish or Mandarin.

GRE/MAT

Childhood Special Education

Professional certification in the area of an applicant’s initial certification.

Initial/Professional Certifications in:

  • Students with Disabilities (Grades 1-6)
  • Bilingual Extension

FALL
SPRING
SUMMER

  • Applicants must be fluent in Spanish or Mandarin and have the aptitude to complete graduate level coursework in Spanish or Mandarin.
  • Applicants must already hold a valid New York State certification in General Education at the Early Childhood or Childhood level.

GRE/MAT

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

Initial Certification in:

  • English to Speakers of Other Languages (Pre K – 12)

 

FALL

In addition to breadth and depth in the liberal art and sciences, applicants must have at least 12 semester hours or the equivalent of study of a language other than English.

GRE/MAT

General Education

Early Childhood (Birth- Grade 2)

Initial Certification in:

  • Early Childhood (birth-grade2)

FALL
SPRING
SUMMER

 

GRE/MAT

Childhood (Grades 1-6)

Initial Certification in:

  • Childhood (Grades 1-6)

FALL
SPRING
SUMMER

 

GRE/MAT

Early Childhood and Childhood

Initial Certification in:

  • Early Childhood (birth-grade2)
  • Childhood (Grades 1-6)

FALL
SPRING
SUMMER

 

GRE/MAT

Infancy Programs

Early Childhood Special and General Education

Initial Certifications in:

  • Early Childhood (birth – grade 2)
  • Students with Disabilities (birth – grade 2)

FALL
SPRING
SUMMER

 

GRE/MAT

Early Childhood Special Education

Professional certification in the area of an applicant’s initial certification.

Initial/Professional Certification in:

  • Students with Disabilities (birth – grade 2)

FALL
SPRING
SUMMER

Applicants must already hold a valid New York State certification in General Education at the Early Childhood or Childhood level.

GRE/MAT

Dual Degree with Hunter School of Social Work

N/A

FALL

Applicants must also apply separately to Hunter’s program and be admitted into both.

NO

Non-Certification track

N/A

FALL
SPRING
SUMMER

 

NO

Literacy Programs

Childhood Education

Initial Certification in:

  • Childhood (Grades 1-6)
  • Literacy Specialist (birth-grade 6)

FALL
SPRING
SUMMER

 

GRE/MAT

Focus on Classroom Teaching

Professional certification in the area of an applicant’s initial certification.

Initial/Professional Certification in:

  • Literacy Specialist (birth-grade 6)

FALL
SPRING
SUMMER

  • Applicants must already hold a valid New York State certification in General Education at the Early Childhood or Childhood level.

GRE/MAT

Focus on Clinical Teaching

Professional certification in the area of an applicant’s initial certification.

Initial/Professional Certification:

  • Literacy Specialist (birth-grade 6)

FALL
SPRING
SUMMER

  • Applicants must already hold a valid New York State certification in General Education at the Early Childhood or Childhood level.
  • Applicants must have at least 2 years of teaching experience.

GRE/MAT

Advanced Literacy Specialization

Professional certification in the area of an applicant’s initial certification.

Initial/Professional Certification:

  • Literacy Specialist (birth-grade 6)

 

FALL
SPRING
SUMMER

  • Applicants must already hold a valid New York State certification in General Education at the Early Childhood or Childhood level.
  • Applicants must already hold a master’s degree in Education

GRE/MAT

Clinical Practice

N/A

FALL
SPRING
SUMMER

 

NO

Museum Education

Childhood Education

Initial Certification in:

  • Childhood (Grades 1-6)

FALL
SPRING
SUMMER

 

GRE/MAT

Non-Certification track

N/A

FALL
SPRING
SUMMER

 

NO

Special Education

Early Childhood Special and General Education

Initial Certifications in:

  • Early Childhood (birth – grade 2)
  • Students with Disabilities (birth – grade 2)

FALL
SPRING
SUMMER

 

GRE/MAT

Early Childhood Special Education

Professional certification in the area of an applicant’s initial certification.

Initial/Professional Certification in:

  • Students with Disabilities (birth – grade 2)

FALL
SPRING
SUMMER

  • Applicants must already hold a valid New York State certification in General Education at the Early Childhood or Childhood level.

GRE/MAT

Advanced Certificate: Early Childhood Special Education (non-degree)

Initial Certification in:

  • Students with Disabilities (birth-grade 2)

FALL
SPRING
SUMMER

  • Applicants must have a master's degree in education with a 3.0 GPA or higher from an accredited institution of higher education
  • Applicants must already hold a valid New York State certification in General Education at the Early Childhood or Childhood level.

GRE/MAT

Childhood Special and General Education

Initial Certifications in:

  • Childhood (Grades 1-6)
  • Students with Disabilities (Grades 1-6)

FALL
SPRING
SUMMER

 

GRE/MAT

Childhood Special Education

Professional certification in the area of an applicant’s initial certification.

Initial/Professional Certification in:

  • Students with Disabilities (Grades 1-6)

FALL
SPRING
SUMMER

  • Applicants must already hold a valid New York State certification in General Education at the Early Childhood or Childhood level.

GRE/MAT

Advanced Certificate: Childhood Special Education (non-degree)

Initial Certification in:

  • Students with Disabilities (Grades 1-6)

FALL
SPRING
SUMMER

  • Applicants must have a master's degree in education with a 3.0 GPA or higher from an accredited institution of higher education
  • Applicants must already hold a valid New York State certification in General Education at the Early Childhood or Childhood level.

GRE/MAT

Teaching Students with Disabilities Generalist (Grades 7-12)

Initial Certification in:

  • Teaching Students with Disabilities 7-12 Generalist

FALL

In addition to breadth and depth in the liberal art and sciences, applicants must have six semester hours each of study in science, social studies, English language arts, and mathematics.

GRE/MAT

Studies in Education

N/A

FALL
SPRING
SUMMER

 

NO

Leadership Programs

Early Childhood Leadership

  • School Building Leader (SBL) 
  • NYS School District Leader (SDL) certification for those who opt for this additional certification, meet the course and fieldwork requirements, and pass the state assessments.

FALL

  • Applicants must have 3 years of head teaching/pupil personnel experience.

GRE/MAT

Leadership for Educational Change

  • School Building Leader (SBL) 
  • NYS School District Leader (SDL) certification for those who opt for this additional certification, meet the course and fieldwork requirements, and pass the state assessments.

FALL
SPRING
SUMMER

  • Applicants must have 3 years of head teaching/pupil personnel experience.

GRE/MAT

Leadership in Mathematics Education

  • School Building Leader (SBL) 
  • NYS School District Leader (SDL) certification for those who opt for this additional certification, meet the course and fieldwork requirements, and pass the state assessments.

SUMMER 2

  • Applicants must have 3 years of head teaching/pupil personnel experience.

GRE/MAT

Leadership in Museum Education

N/A

FALL

  • Applicants must already work in a cultural institution.

NO

Teacher Leader in Mathematics Education

Professional certification in the area of an applicant’s initial certification

SUMMER 2

  • Applicants must already hold a valid New York State certification in General Education at the Early Childhood or Childhood level.

GRE/MAT

Principals Institute

  • School Building Leader (SBL) 
  • NYS School District Leader (SDL) certification for those who opt for this additional certification, meet the course and fieldwork requirements, and pass the state assessments.

FALL

  • Applicants must have 3 years of head teaching/pupil personnel experience.

GRE/MAT

Future School Leaders Academy

  •  School Building Leader
  •  School District Leader 
  FALL
  • Applicants must have 3 years of head teaching/pupil personnel experience.
  • Letters of recommendation must come from the superintendent of your district AND from the principal or director of your school.
  • Applicants must already have a master's degree in education.
                           GRE/MAT

School District Leadership (non-degree)

School District Leader

FALL

  • Applicants must have a master's degree in education from an accredited institution of higher education
  • Applicants must already hold a School Building Leader certification.

GRE/MAT

*All teacher and leader certifications are issued by New York State. More information about professional certification eligibility and requirements can be found here.

**All applicants who are currently teaching or working in a school setting must have a letter of recommendation from their principal.

*** SAT and ACT scores can be no more than 10 years old. GRE and MAT scores may be no more than 5 years old.