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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.

Liberal Arts and Science Major Requirements

BA in Adolescent Physics: 30-credit major in physics.

BA/MA in Adolescent Physics: minimum of 130.5 credits to include physics major (minimum of 37 credits) and 16 graduate credits in physics.

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 physics.
  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 Adolescent Physics 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 US history or US geography);
  • 3 credits in the arts;
  • 6 credits of language other than English (or exemption on basis of equivalency);
  • 6 credits of 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 Physics prior to graduation.
  • Fingerprints must be cleared prior to student teaching.
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