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Requirements & Deadlines

The Basic Requirements for admission are:

  • a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution
  • a minimum cumulative undergraduate grade-point average of 3.00 on a 4.00 scale
  • 1 copy of official transcripts
  • 3 letters of recommendation

International applicants must: demonstrate English language proficiency and submit translations/evaluations of their transcripts by a member organization of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services.

Please review the chart below for program specific requirements and application deadlines.

 

Master of Science in Education

Master of Science in Education (MSEd) degree programs are designed for students who already hold initial NYS teaching certification and are seeking a master's degree that will yield professional certification. The MSEd degree program in Second Language Education (TESOL) is our only program that leads to initial/professional certification.

Childhood Education 

 Program Code
 Degree Program
Teaching Certification
Test Scores 
Work Samples Beside the General Essay 
 Application Deadline
 Program Coordinator

013B

Early Childhood Concentration

INITIAL

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---

 

Summer Only:
4/15

 

Professor Aaron Isabelle

013M

Math, Science & Tech. Concentration

INITIAL

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013R

Reading Concentration

INITIAL

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 Literacy Education

029A

Literacy Ed and Childhood Special Ed

INITIAL

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Summer or Fall: 3/15

Spring: 11/1

Professor Caroline Hopenwasser

029B

Literacy Ed and
Adolescent Special Ed

INITIAL

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See Note Below7

 

030A

Literacy Ed. (B-6)

INITIAL

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Summer or Fall:

3/15 to attend the Main Campus

5/15 to attend the Rockland Teacher Ctr.

 

Spring: 11/1

Professor Caroline Hopenwasser

030B

Literacy Ed.
(5-12)

INITIAL

---

---

Professor Caroline Hopenwasser

Adolescence Education

 Program Code

 Degree Program

 Teaching Certification

 

 

 

 

031B

Biology

INITIAL

---

---

Fall: Review begins 3/1

Spring: Review begins 10/1

Professor Rosemary Millham

032B

Chemistry

INITIAL

---

---

Professor Rosemary Millham

033B

Earth Science

INITIAL

---

---

Professor Rosemary Millham

034B

English

INITIAL

---

Writing Sample³

Professor Mary Sawyer

035B

French

INITIAL

---

   ---

Professor Marinella Garatti

037B

Mathematics

INITIAL

---

   ---

Professor Devon Duhaney

039B

Spanish

INITIAL

---

   ---

Professor Marinella Garatti

040B

Social Studies

INITIAL

---

---

Fall: Review begins 3/1

Spring: Review begins 10/1

Professor Laura Dull

Visual Arts Education (050A)

050S

Visual Arts Education Summer Intensive Concentration

INITIAL

---

Portfolio

Summer Only:Review begins 3/15

Professor Aaron Knochel

Special Education

059G

Adolescent Special Ed and Literacy Education

INITIAL

---

---

Summer or Fall: 3/15

Professor Jane Sileo

059C

Childhood Special Ed and Literacy Education

INITIAL

---

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060G

Special Ed: Adolescence 

INITIAL

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Summer or Fall: Review begins 4/1

Spring: 11/1

060C

Special Ed: Childhood

INITIAL

---

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060E

Special Ed: Early Childhood Education

INITIAL

---

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Summer or Fall: Review begins 4/1

Spring: 11/1

Second Language Education

065

Master's Degree:
Second Language Ed.
 
(TESOL)

 

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Fall Only: 4/15

Professor Vern Todd

067

Graduate Certificate:
Teaching English Language Learners

INITIAL track 1 only --- --- Fall: May 1
Spring: Dec 1 

Professor Susan Books

Educational Administration

080A

School Leadership

Prof.

---

---

Rolling Admissions

Professor Karen Bell

Master of Science for Teachers

The Master of Science for Teachers (MST) is designed for students seeking initial certification in Childhood Education in grades 1-6.  

020A

Childhood Education

---

GRE or MAT

---

Fall Only: 4/15

Professor Nataly Chesky

MS Communication Disorders 
(eBrochure)

090I

Speech-Language Disabilities   

---

GRE

---

Fall Only:4 3/1

Professor Anne Balant

090S

Speech-Language
Pathology
   

---

GRE

---

Fall Only:4 3/1

Master of Professional Studies

070

Humanistic/Multicultural Education

         

Professor Nancy Schniedewind

 

070G

General program (eBrochure)

---

---

Interview

Summer or Fall: 4/15

Spring: 10/15

070C

Teaching Cert. Track: Special Subject Areas (eBrochure)

INITIAL

---

Interview

      

071

Advanced Graduate Certificate Program 
Multicultural Education 

--- 

--- 

Interview 

Fall: 4/1

Spring: 11/1

Professor Nancy Schniedewind

Master of Arts in Teaching

The Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) degree is designed for students seeking initial certification in Adolescence Education grades 7-12.

Adolescence Education

101B

Biology

---

---

---

Fall: 6
Review begins 3/1

 

Spring: 6
Review begins 10/1

Professor Rosemary Millham

102B

Earth Science

---

---

---

Professor Rosemary Millham

103B

English

---

---

Writing Sample³

Professor Mary Sawyer

104B

Chemistry

---

---

---

Professor Rosemary Millham

105B

French

---

---

---

Professor Marinella Garatti

107B

Mathematics

---

---

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Professor Devon Duhaney

109B

Social Studies

---

---

---

Professor Laura Dull

110B

Spanish

---

---

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Professor Marinella Garatti

Master of Arts

204

English  (eBrochure)

---

---

Writing Sample³

Fall: 3/15

Spring: 10/15

Professor Thomas Festa

208

Psychology**

---

GRE

---

Fall: 2/15
Spring: 11/15

Professor Giordana Grossi

BS/MS programs

266

BS: Comp Engineering
MS: Elect Engineering 

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NP Junior Standing

Fall: 5/15
Spring: 11/15 

Professor Damodaran Radhakrishnan

267

BS: Elect. Engineering
MS: Elect. Engineering 

--- --- NP Junior Standing

Fall: 5/15
Spring: 11/15 

Professor Damodaran Radhakrishnan

Master of Science

265

Electrical Engineering

---

---

---

Fall: 5/15
Spring: 11/15

Professor Damodaran Radhakrishnan

270

Computer Science

---

GRE1

---

Professor Paul Zuckerman

285

Music Therapy

---

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Audition

Rolling
Admissions

Professor John Mahoney

290

Mental Health Counseling2

---

GRE

---

Fall: 2/1

Professor Melanie Hill

291

Advanced Certificate: Mental Health Counseling

---

---

---

Spring Only:
11/15

295

School Counseling2

---

GRE

---

Fall: 2/1

Master of Business Administration
(eBrochure)

261

Business Admin.

---

GMAT or GRE8

---

Rolling Admissions

Aaron Hines

262

Public Accountancy

---

GMAT or GRE8

---

Rolling Admissions

Master of Fine Arts

301

Ceramics

---

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Portfolio5



February15:

late applicants must contact the specific program directly for exceptional consideration

 

 

Professor Matthew Friday

302

Metal

---

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Portfolio5

303

Painting/Drawing

---

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Portfolio5

305

Printmaking

---

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Portfolio5

April 15

306

Sculpture

---

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Portfolio5

Rolling Admissions

Certificate of Advanced Study 

401A

School Leadership

Prof.

---

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Rolling Admissions

Professor Karen Bell

401B

Alt Cert: School District Leadership 
(Trans D)

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402A

School Business Leadership

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Rev. 11-22-13

Notes:
1 Required for International Students. We look for a minimum Quantitative score of 151.
2 Application review begins 2/1 for Counseling programs and 2/15 for Psychology. It continues until the fall class is filled.
3 The GRE is not required; however, applicants must submit a 10-15 page academic writing sample with their application materials.
4 Application review begins 1/15. Completed applications must be received prior to 3/1 for Fall admission. Any applications received after 3/1 will not be considered until the following application cycle.

5

Applicants who receive a confirmation e-mail from the Graduate School that their application has been processed, will get a link to upload their portfolio and artist statement online.

6

MAT Science, Math and Foreign Language students starting the program in the fall semester may take longer than three semesters to complete the program. Please contact the Secondary Education department for further details.

7

Applications to the Literacy Ed & Adolescence Special Ed program (major code 029B) have been temporarily suspended. Applicants may wish to consider the MSEd in Adolescence Special Ed & Literacy Ed program (major code 059G) 

8

We look for a minimum GMAT score of 450 or a minimum GRE score of 300.

 

Application for admission to the following programs has been suspended: 

Degree Major Code Program Name
MSEd 011A Early Childhood Education
MSEd 029B Literacy Ed & Adolescence Special Ed
MST 020B Early Childhood Education
MA 202 Biology
MA 203 Chemistry
MA 205 Geology
MA 206 Mathematics
MFA 304 Photography