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Non-Degree Study

The School of Education offers non-degree courses on a limited basis, pending departmental permission and availability of space. Only certain courses are available for non-degree study (see the list below), which exclude courses with fieldwork and student teaching, and those with prerequisites.

Permission to register is granted only after matriculating students have registered, and there is no guarantee that specific courses will be available.

Applicants must have a U.S. or U.S.-equivalent bachelor’s degree with a 3.0 GPA or better. The maximum number of non-degree credits allowed is 6 credits. Students taking the 4-credit Educational Psychology courses may take up to 8 credits. Per the School of Education policy, students must maintain a GPA of 3.0 to continue taking non-degree courses.



The School of Education reviews non-degree applications for the Summer, Fall and Spring terms (but not Winter session), with following application deadlines:

Summer: May 1
Fall: August 1
Spring: January 1

To apply, please have all documents listed below before starting the Non-Degree Application.

  1. A copy of all undergraduate and graduate transcripts
  2. A current resume
  3. A brief statement describing why you wish to pursue non-degree graduate study at the School of Education, and whether you are interested in applying as a degree student in the future
  4. A list of courses from the list below that you would like to take.

The Non-Degree Application fee is $125 and will be collected at the time of your first registration. Please see the full non-degree policy on the Graduate Admissions webpage.

If you previously completed courses as a non-degree student at Hunter College, but have taken one or more semester off please complete the Graduate Readmission Application form.


The following courses are approved for non-degree study. For course descriptions, please see the online graduate catalog here:

Course Availability: View CUNY Course Schedule here.
Please see the
CUNY first self-service guide on viewing course availability at Hunter College.


Curriculum & Teaching Department

SEDC 710       Building the Foundations of Literacy in Adolescent Education 
SEDC 712       Methods I: Intensive Study of Classroom Organization, Management, and Assessment of Instruction in Languages Other Than English, Grades 7–12
SEDC 720       Adolescent Health and Safety
CEDC 700       Art of Effective Teaching
CEDC 713       Health Education for the Classroom Teacher
CEDC 707       The Arts: An Interdisciplinary Learning Experience
EDLIT 732       Children’s Literature
CEDC 740      Contemporary Mathematics in the Elementary School 

Educational Foundations Department

EDPS 702       Educational Research Methods
EDPS 703       Learning and Behavior Theories
SEDF 703       Social Foundation of Adolescent Education
ECF 701         Social and Historical Contexts of Early Childhood Education
CEDF 706       Social, Historical, Philosophical Foundations of Education: The American School
CEDF 715       Diversity in the American School

Special Education Department

SPED 700       Issues and Practices in Educating Students with Disabilities
SPED 701       Assessment of Students with Disabilities
SPEDE 768     Fostering Development on Young Children with Diverse Abilities: Historical, Political and Inclusive Perspectives
EDABA798       Behavior Analytic Approaches to Learning


Apply online for non-degree study here: Non-Degree Application Form. 

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