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Hunter College Specialized Additional Certificates

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Specialized Additional Certificates

Specialized Additional Certificates (SACs) are designed for working teachers and other professionals who already hold a master's degree and want to expand their qualifications or become certified in a specialized area. In the current job market, it is crucial for teachers to have both deeper and broader skills to be more effective and successful in an increasingly diverse classroom.

Our advanced certificate programs are designed to enhance your professional skills so that you can stand out further — earning salary increases, making yourself more marketable, attractive to hire, and ultimately supporting you in becoming the teacher leader you want to be.

Explore our Certificate Offerings Below:

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Adolescent Education

Childhood and Early Childhood Education


Special Education

Counseling and Educational Psychology



Our students belong to a vibrant and diverse academic community that goes on to serve schools and agencies throughout New York City.

Application Deadlines

Fall Deadlines

February 1
International Students

February 15
Doctoral Program Deadline
Mental Health Counseling and School Counseling

March 15
General Programs & Certificates

**May 15
Extended Deadline (see below)

Spring Deadline

October 15*

*Select programs do not accept applications in the Spring. For more information, contact the School of Education Admissions Office

** Adolescent Special Education (MS & Cert.); Childhood Education; Childhood Special Education MS & Cert.); Early Childhood Education (MS & Cert.); Early Childhood Special Education (MS & Cert.); Educational Leadership (SBL/SDL); TESOL (All programs)

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