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Admission Requirements - Adv. Certificate

1. An undergraduate major of at least 30 credits in one of the areas of social studies, and a master’s degree in the discipline (history, political science, geography, or economics) 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 21 credits of history, 3 credits in geography, 3 credits in political science and 3 credits in economics. The coursework in history must include at least one course in each of the following areas: U.S. history, European history, and world or non-Western history.

2. A general education core in the liberal arts and sciences to include the following (in addition to social studies): 6 credits in English, 6 credits in a language other than English (3 years of the same language in high school fulfills this requirement), 3 credits in the arts, and 12 credits in math/ science/ technology (a college course in calculus satisfies 6 credits of this requirement).

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 social studies.

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