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Special Application Requirements

For professional certification M.A. admission, please submit a resume and: (a) proof of early childhood, elementary or secondary school teacher initial NYS certification (formerly provisional) or certification from another state, or (b) proof that you have completed an accredited Elementary, Early Childhood or Secondary teacher preparation/student teaching program. An undergraduate GPA of 3.0 is a minimum requirement. Teaching experience is desirable, but not required. (For admission requirements for the Initial certification M.A. programs, please refer to the appropriate section below.)   

Please note that applicants are not required to take the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or the Miller Analogies Test (MAT) to apply to any of the M.A. programs in the Department of Curriculum and Teaching. All Ed.M. students must also provide evidence of a minimum of two years of successful teaching experience. Please note that neither the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) nor the Miller Analogies Test (MAT) is required for application to the Ed.M. program in the Department of Curriculum and Teaching.

Admission to programs leading to the Ed.D. degree is determined on the basis of academic ability as evidenced by success in prior academic work and/or other measures of academic aptitude; demonstrable potential for research, field inquiry, or development activities in education; and three years of successful teaching or equivalent experience. All applicants are required to submit Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or Miller Analogies Test (MAT) scores that are no more than five years old, and are required to submit a writing sample. The Department of Curriculum and Teaching evaluates Ed.D. applications twice per year.

All admissions materials must be received by the early or final deadlines as advertised by the College. For information on application deadlines, see the Admissions section of this bulletin.