The college welcomes qualified applicants seeking intellectual enrichment and professional advancement through advanced study.
For admission to graduate study, students must hold an approved baccalaureate degree from an institution that is accredited by an approved regional accrediting agency. Admission is granted jointly by the Elementary Education and Reading Department and the Graduate School.
Application materials are available from the Graduate School. The Graduate School Office will review your application and make sure it is complete before it is reviewed by the department admissions committee.
All applications are now submitted online: Graduate Admissions Application
Supplemental Materials Required
Students are required to submit supplemental application materials with their Graduate Admission Application. Materials required for admission vary by program, but all students submit:
- Official copies of all undergraduate transcripts
- Written personal statement
- Three letters of reference on special departmental forms
- Copy of a New York State teaching certificate*
(Certificate of Qualification, a Provisional or an Initial certificate in one of the required areas)
*Masters Including Initial Teacher Certification (MIITC) programs excluded.
If you are a recent graduate or just completing your undergraduate program at the time of application, you are required to submit New York State Teaching Examination scores. You must submit a copy of your teaching certificate to the Elementary Education and Reading Department prior to filing for candidacy.
All certification documentation and test scores need to be submitted by the application deadline in order to process your application.
- Spring Semester (all programs): October 1
- Summer* Semester (CEC & CUR): March 1
- Fall Semester (LTB & LTS): March 1
- Fall Semester (CEC & CUR): May 1
*Literacy Specialist programs do not have summer admissions.
If you have questions, or want more information about these programs, please contact us at email@example.com.