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Admission Requirements


The Undergraduate Early Childhood Education major

Before Hunter students can declare Early Childhood Education as a major, they must apply to the School of Education and be accepted.  Qualified applicants must complete an on-site writing test as well as participate in an interview.  Those who are accepted may officially declare Early Childhood Education as a second major.  Early Childhood Education students must also declare a primary major in one of the liberal arts or sciences subject areas.

Early Childhood Education is a field-based daytime program. Meeting minimum admission requirements does not guarantee entry into the program.



  1. Complete at least 30 credits toward the Bachelor's degree. Students with more than 72 credits should consider pursuing Early Childhood Education at the graduate level.
  2. Attain a Hunter College Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.0 or better.
  3. Have taken the CUNY COMPASS exam for math placement, or taken MATH 10100, or have an equivalent pre-requisite for MATH 10400.
  4. Have completed ENGL 12000 (or a 200- or 300-level writing course) with a grade of B or better.
  5. Declare an appropriate liberal arts and sciences major either preceding admission or upon admission to the program.
  6. Have completed at least 12 credits at Hunter College.  Transfer students with a GPA of 3.3 or better may be immediately considered for admission.
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