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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 due to state law, the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) or an equivalent national assessment is now required. For more information, please see this Admissions website announcement.
All Ed.M. students must also provide evidence of a minimum of two years of successful teaching experience.
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, please see the Admissions website.