Each program has specific requirements for admission. There is no point in applying for a program for which you are not qualified. After reading about the program(s) that interest you, if you have questions about whether you meet those requirements, please contact Tami Mann or the Coordinator of the program. (Program Coordinator contact information is provided on the page describing each program.)
All applicants for admission to master's degree programs must have a bachelor's degree or the equivalent from a college or university of recognized standing. Undergraduates entering their final semester, and undergraduates preparing for a dual degree program also may apply.
Applicants to pre-service programs must have completed a general education distribution of coursework in the Liberal Arts & Sciences. Program-specific prerequisites may be found on respective program webpages. Be sure prerequisites are met prior to applying to the Graduate School of Education.
INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS: New York Education Law now permits teachers to qualify for Permanent or Professional NYS Teaching Certificates when they have verified USCIS Permanent Resident status. Students who do not seek certification to teach in New York State should apply to the Educational Studies program.
GSE reviews applications year-round, and most programs admit students to start in either Fall or Spring.
Priority applications receive first consideration. However, GSE accepts and will gladly consider any applications received after those dates on a space-available basis. Contact program coordinators to inquire whether openings exist.
For the Childhood & Early Childhood programs, admission is for Fall only, with a priority deadline of February 1st. Applications received after February 1 will gladly be considered as space permits.
For the Adolescence Education (MAT) programs, Note priority deadlines above. Applicants interested in admission for Spring should contact the appropriate Program Coordinator to ensure that Spring openings exist. This is generally the case, but occasionally a program is filled with new students in the Fall.
Graduate assistantships, fellowships, and scholarships usually are awarded for Fall, so application materials should be submitted by February 1 to be considered.
It can take several weeks or months to prepare, collect, and submit all required materials. Although programs may consider students after application deadlines, only on-time applications are sure to be considered.All applicants must submit all of the following materials:
We look forward to seeing you in the Graduate School of Education.
Last Updated: 11/19/13