All students in the Early Childhood & Childhood Education B-6 program must successfully complete a short writing sample before registering for junior-year education methods courses. The sample will be evaluated by the EC/CE faculty on writing conventions (grammar, spelling, etc.) and organization and development of topic.

Students will be asked for photo ID at the time of the assessment. If accommodations are required for a documented disability, the student should contact the Disability Resource Center at or 845-257-3020 no less than two weeks prior to the desired date.

No advance registration is needed.  All writing sample sessions will take place in B125 Old Main (the 1907 Room, near Studley Theatre) unless noted otherwise.

Spring 2017 Writing Sample Dates

8:45 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 25

4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 28

8:45 a.m. Thursday, Mar. 23

1:15 p.m. Saturday, Apr. 1  (Room 215 Old Main)

1:15 p.m. Saturday, Apr. 8  (Room 215 Old Main)

8:45 a.m. Wednesday, May 10

8:45 a.m. Tuesday, May 30