Teacher Education Application Requirements

Important Update: Graduate Record Examination Now Required for Teacher Education and Education Leadership Programs

GRE Requirement for Teacher Education and Education Leadership Programs

In 2015, New York State Legislature approved a law that stipulates applicants to teacher preparation programs, including education leadership programs, must submit official scores of a graduate school entrance examination.   To be in compliance with this New York State regulation, Teachers College will require official results of either the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or the Miller Analogies Test (MAT) which fulfills the entrance exam requirement.

Fall 2016 Applicants: 

Applicants intending to begin a teacher preparation or educational leadership program that leads to certification for the fall 2016 semester must submit the GRE General Test (ETS Code: 2905) or Miller Analogies Test (MAT) (Recipient/Institution Code: 1535) as part of the application.  

Continuing in our tradition of reviewing applications in a holistic manner, the GRE or MAT will not outweigh other indicators submitted with your application. 

Spring 2017 and Onward:

If you plan to apply for admission for Spring 2017 or later, official GRE or MAT scores are required by the application deadline.

Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact a member of the Admission Team at: 212-678-3710 or tcinfo@tc.columbia.edu


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