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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


*Applicants applying to programs for the Fall 2020 term leading to high-needs certification areas, including all developmental levels in Special Education and Adolescent Math are eligible for an application fee waiver. These programs are listed below:

Adolescent Mathematics Education (Grades 7-12) Master's and Post Master's Advance Certificate
Adolescent Mathematics Professional Certificate (Grades 7-12) Master's
Adolescent Special Education Generalist (Grades 7-12) Master's and Advance Certificate
Childhood Special Education: Behavior Disorders (Grades 1-6) Master's and Advanced Certificate
Childhood Special Education: Learning Disabilities (Grades 1-6) Master's and Advance Certificate
Childhood Special Education: Severe/Multiple Disabilities
Early Childhood Development and Learning: Diverse Children and Families (Birth-Grade 2) Master's and Advance Certificate
Early Childhood Development and Learning: Diverse Children -Severe & Multiple Disabilities (Birth-Grade 2) Master's
Professional Certificate in Special Education Master's

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 Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).
    • Minimum TOEFL scores for all programs (effective as of Fall 2014):
        • Overall: Paper Based Test: 575/ Computer Administered Test: 233/ IBT: 68 (less speaking component)
        • Writing: Paper Based Test: 4.5/ IBT Writing Section: 22
        • Speaking: Paper Based Test: 45/ IBT Speaking Section: 23

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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