Admission to the School of Education is not automatic with admission to Hunter College. There is a separate admission process that involves a paper application, a writing sample and an interview.
Students must apply by November 1 for the spring term and April 1 for the fall term. Applications are available online only.
- Minimum of at least 65 credits for BA applicants and 45 credits for BA/MA applicants but no more than 90 credits.
- A Hunter College GPA of 3.0 or better.
- A grade of B or better in ENGL 120.
- No more than 6 credits of CR/NC grades.
- Formal declaration of a major in mathematics.
- Transfer students usually have to complete 12 credits at Hunter College before applying. However, transfer students with 60 or more credits and a GPA of 3.3 or better may be immediately considered for admission
Liberal Arts and Science Major Requirements
BA in Adolescent Mathematics: 30-credit major in mathematics + one year of calculus (MATH 150 and 155, or the equivalent).
BA/MA in Adolescent Mathematics: 50 credits in mathematics (in addition to a year of calculus) and 23 credits in teacher education courses. Required mathematics courses are:
1. The 33 credits required for the BA in Mathematics OR the 32 credits required for the BA in Statistics, as described in the undergraduate catalog;
2. The following 15 graduate credits: MATH 620, 630, 640 and 661, STAT 614; and
3. Passing the comprehensive examination in mathematics. See Mathematics department for more information.
**BA/MA applicants must also complete at least 10 credits in Math, including a year of calculus (MATH 150 and 155, or equivalent) with an average of 2.7 GPA in these major courses. Students must be admitted to the School of Education.
Required Liberal Arts & Sciences General Core
The courses listed below are required for both BA and BA/MA Adolescent Mathematics students. Some of these courses may be used towards the GER:
- ENGL 120 and 220;
- Two courses selected from: HIST 151/HIST 152/GEOG 101;
- STAT 213;
- One Science course with a lab component;
- 6 credits in the arts;
- One course that focuses on communication (see Program Adviser for acceptable courses); and
- 12 credits of study in a language other than English (or exemption on basis of equivalency).
Other State Certification Requirements
- Students must pass the Liberal Arts and Sciences Test (LAST) of the New York State Teacher Certification Exam prior to student teaching.
- Students should plan to take the ATS-W Secondary and CST Mathematics prior to graduation.
- Fingerprints must be cleared prior to student teaching.