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Admission Requirements

Admission Information

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 by April 1 for the fall term. Applications are available online only.


Admission Requirements

  1. Minimum of at least 65 credits but no more than 90 credits.
  2. A Hunter College GPA of 3.0 or better.
  3. A grade of B or better in ENGL 120.
  4. No more than 6 credits of CR/NC grades.
  5. Formal declaration of a major in chemistry.
  6. Transfer students usually have to complete 12 credits of coursework 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 Chemistry: 24 -27 credits of chemistry plus 27 credits of biology, math and physics.

BA/MA in Adolescent Chemistry: minimum of 138 credits to include the chemistry major (minimum of 26 credits) and associated auxiliary courses (41.5 credits) at the undergraduate level; 14 graduate credits in chemistry.

Required Liberal Arts & Sciences General Core

The courses listed below are required for BA Adolescent Chemistry 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;
  • 6 credits in the arts;
  • One course that focuses on communication (see Program Advisor for acceptable courses); and
  • 12 credits of study in a language other than English (or exemption on basis of equivalency).

Additional courses required for BA/MA students include:

  • 6 credits of English courses
  • 6 credits of social studies (at least one course in U.S. history or U.S. geography)
  • 3 credits in the arts
  • 6 credits of language other than English (English (or exemption on basis of equivalency)
  • 6 credits in math or technology (or a college course in calculus)

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 Chemistry prior to graduation.
  • Fingerprints must be cleared prior to student teaching.
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