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Admission Requirements

TRACK 1

(For applicants who do not hold New York State certification)

1. Bachelor's degree with a GPA of at least 3.0 or a master’s degree with a GPA of at least 3.5.

2. A liberal arts or sciences major or interdisciplinary concentration of at least 30 credits.

3. A general education core in the liberal arts and sciences distributed as follows: 9 credits in math and science with at least one course in math and one course in science (a course in calculus meets 6 credits of this requirements); 6 credits in English; 6 credits in social studies (of which at least one course must be in history or geography); 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 and documented by high school transcript will meet this requirement); 3 credits in the arts; and 3 credits in information retrieval (library studies, research, computer literacy, or educational technology).

4. A personal statement to be completed as part of the application for admission.

5. Two letters of recommendation.

TRACK 2:

(For applicants who hold New York State certification in Childhood Education, PreK-6 education, or Students with Disabilities Birth to Grade 2, or TESOL)

1. Bachelor's degree with a GPA of at least 3.0 or a master’s degree with a GPA of at least 3.5.

2. New York State initial, professional, or permanent teacher certification in Childhood Education, PreK-6, Special Education, or TESOL.

3. A personal statement.

4. Two letters of recommendation.

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