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Admission Requirements

Program 1A

For applicants who do not hold New York State Certification.

1. Undergraduate BA or BS degree from an approved college, with a GPA of 3.0, or a graduate degree from an approved college with a GPA of 3.5 or better.

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

3. General education core in liberal arts and sciences to include 6 credits in English including a course in English composition with a grade of B or better or a writing intensive course in any discipline with a grade of at least B or better, 6 credits in social studies (with at least one course in history or geography), 9 credits in math and science with at least one course in math and one course in science (a college course in calculus meets 6 credits of this requirement), 3 credits in the arts, 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 meets this requirement), and 3 credits in information retrieval (library studies, research, computer literacy, or educational technology).

Program 1B

This program is for applicants who hold New York State Certification in an area other than early childhood. Those with childhood or PreK-6 certificate complete 36-40 credits. Those with certification in an area other than childhood complete 40-50 credits.

1. Any New York State teacher certificate other than early childhood education

2. An undergraduate BA or BS from an approved college with a GPA of 3.0 or a graduate degree from an approved college with a GPA of 3.5 or better.

Program 2

For applicants who hold early childhood New York State Certification

1. An undergraduate BA or BS degree from an approved college with a GPA of 3.0 or higher or a graduate degree from an approved college with a GPA of 3.5 or better.

2. New York State initial/permanent teacher certification in Early childhood or PreK-grade 6 certification. Those holding permanent certification must either show proof that they have satisfied the New York State requirements regarding wellness, child abuse, drug abuse, fire safety, and violence prevention or take HED 715, a 1-credit course covering these topics.

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