School of Education

Department of Secondary Education

How to Apply

Admission Requirements

Interested students will provide:

  • Signed paper Graduate Application or the Signature Page from an online application.
  • One set of official transcripts indicating a Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution with a cumulative 3.0 GPA
  • 6 credits of a foreign language at a beginning level, or 3 credits at an intermediate/advanced level. American Sign Language (ASL) is considered a language other than English.
  • Admissions Essay describing your interest in the program.
  • Evidence of NYS teaching certification (if applying to Track 1).
  • Application fee


Application Deadlines

  • Fall Admission              May 1
  • Spring Admission         Dec. 1


To Apply

  • Submit your complete graduate application packet to:

    The Graduate School
    State University of New York at New Paltz
    1 Hawk Drive
    New Paltz, NY 12561-2443