1. A bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution with a GPA of at least 3.0.
2. NYS initial, professional or permanent certification in Childhood Education.
3. Completion of a satisfactory writing sample as part of the application process.
4. Two letters of recommendation including one from a supervisor.
5. Successful completion with a grade of C or better of college level mathematics course and a lab science course. Those who do not meet the mathematics requirement must successfully complete MATH 104 and MATH 105 in the School of Arts and Sciences. Those who do not meet the science requirement must take a one semester course in a lab science (biology, chemistry, physics or geology.)
6. Submission of official score report on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE).
1. Maintain an overall GPA of at least 3.0 in order to continue the program.
2. Students with more than one course grade below B in the first 12 credits will not be allowed to continue in the program.
3. A student who receives a grade F in any course in the first 12 credits will not be allowed to continue in the program.
4. Students with one grade of IN (incomplete) within the first 12 credits are restricted from registering for more than one additional course. Those with two or more INs will not be allowed to register for any courses.
NOTE: It is recommended that students with two or more INs take an official leave of absence.
1. An overall GPA of 3.0.
2. Maintain a valid and appropriate NYS certification.
3. Complete the Dignity for All Students Act (DASA) workshop.