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The School of Education offers programs to prepare teachers, counselors and administrators for a wide range of careers in schools and non-profit settings. Most programs lead to certification in a particular field, as defined by the New York State Department of Education. All of the programs are registered with New York State and many are nationally recognized by specialized professional associations.

For a complete list of programs and specific admissions requirements click here  *Please use Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome as your internet browser

For questions about your intended program, application or admission conditions (currently enrolled students) you may schedule an appointment with a Graduate Advisor at the School of Education.

Please note: Certificate and Advance Certificate programs are NOT ELIGIBLE for Federal Financial Aid

Application Deadlines:

*Applicants who have completed all or part of their university studies in a non-US institution and/or require student visas must submit their applications no later than February 1 to be considered for Fall admission and September 15 to be considered for Spring admission.

  • FALL Admission Deadline: March 15 (for most programs in the School of Education)
The following programs have Fall Admission only:
Childhood Education- Math/Science (March 15)
Dance Education (February 15)
Instructional Leadership-Ed.D. (February 15)
Educational Psychology (March 15)
  • SPRING Admission Deadline: October 15

General Application Requirements:

  • A bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution comparable in standard and content to a bachelor’s degree from Hunter College.
  • Two letters of recommendation from appropriate academic or professional sources.
  • A statement of purpose of approximately 500 words describing your objectives in undertaking graduate study. In reviewing applications, considerable importance is placed on the applicant’s interest in and commitment to advanced study and professional development.
  • Submit GRE scores. The GRE is required for all graduate teacher education and school building leadership programs. This includes initial certification, professional certification, and advanced certificate programs. The Hunter College  ETS code for the GRE is 2301.
  • Unofficial transcripts from all universities/colleges attended.
  • Applicants whose native language is not English and who have taken all or part of their undergraduate education in a country where English is not the native language are required to submit scores on the TOEFL/IELTS.
    • Minimum TOEFL scores for all programs:
      • Overall: TOEFL iBT: 90/ Paper Based Test: 575/ Computer Administered Test: 233
      • Writing: TOEFL iBT Wring Section: 22/ Paper Based Test of Written English: 4.5
      • Speaking: TOEFL iBT Speking Section: 23/ Paper Based Test of Spoken English: 45
    • Minimum IELTS scores for all programs:
        • Overall IELTS: 6.5 Overall Band Score
        • Writing: 6.5 IELTS Reading
        • Speaking: 7 IEKTS Speaking

For information on taking the TOEFL, visit  For information on submitting your TOEFL scores as part of your application visit Submitting TOEFL scores.



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