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Admission Requirements - Adv. Certificate

1. An undergraduate major of at least 30 credits in biology and a master’s degree in the content area with a GPA of at least 3.3 from an accredited institution acceptable to Hunter College. Coursework at either the undergraduate or graduate level must include a course in introductory biology with laboratory and a semester of organic chemistry.

2. A general education core in the liberal arts and sciences to include the following (in addition to biology): 6 credits in English, 6 credits in a language other than English (3 years of high school study in the same foreign language with grades of C or better documented by high school transcript will meet this requirement), 6 credits in social studies (to include at least one course in U.S. history or U.S. geography), 3 credits in the arts, and one course in calculus.

3. Two professional references to be included with the application for admission.

4. A personal statement to be completed as part of the application for admission.
In addition, all students in this program will be required to take the Content Specialty Test (CST) of the New York State Teacher Certification Examinations and submit their scores to the School of Education before they complete 12 credits of course work. A student who does not receive a passing score on the CST may be required to enroll in additional courses in biology.

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