Persons eligible for the graduate programs include those who:
- Submit a completed application form
- Hold a bachelors degree (for the Masters Programs) or a functionally related Masters degree (for the Post Masters Certification Programs) from an accredited institution and present a minimum grade point average of approximately 3.0 (A=4).
- Meet appropriate undergraduate content area course requirements for programs in the secondary academic disciplines, music, and art. (Students who have not satisfied those undergraduate prerequisites in secondary content areas, music, or art may be provisionally matriculated until those requirements have been met.)
- Submit two strong recommendations.
- Submit a 2-3 page typewritten essay discussing your philosophy of education, your background, and why you want to pursue a career in teaching.
- Exhibit a commitment to teaching.
- Demonstrate an aptitude for graduate study.
- Have United States Citizenship (if New York State certification is desired).
- Provide evidence of all required immunizations.
Students born after January 1957, taking six or more credits within a semester or session, are required by state law to provide colleges with proof of immunization against measles, mumps and rubella. Contact the Health Center in order to comply.
Qualified students who are not degree candidates may take graduate courses by signing a "Conditional Continuing Registration" form.