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

 Liberal Arts and Science Major Requirements 

Minimum of 134 credits to include the environmental earth science concentration major (minimum of 39 credits) and associated auxiliary courses (15.5 credits) at the undergraduate level; 16 graduate credits in earth science.

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 earth sciences.
  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.

Required Liberal Arts & Sciences General Core

The courses listed below are required for BA/MA Adolescent Earth science students. Some of these courses may be used towards the GER:

  • 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 (a college course in calculus meets this requirement) 

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 Earth Sciences prior to graduation.
  • Fingerprints must be cleared prior to student teaching.
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