(For applicants who do not hold New York State Certification)
1. A cumulative undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of 2.8 from an accredited bachelor’s degree program or a master’s degree with a GPA of 3.5 or better.
2. A liberal arts or sciences major or interdisciplinary concentration of at least 30 credits.
3. A general education core in the liberal arts and sciences distributed as follows: 9 credits in math, and science with at least one course in math and one course in science (a course in calculus meets 6 credits of this requirements); 6 credits in English; 6 credits in social studies (of which at least one course must be in history or geography); 6 credits in a language other than English (3 years of high school study in the same foreign language with grades of C or better documented by high school transcript will meet this requirement); 3 credits in the arts; and 3 credits in information retrieval (library studies, research, computer literacy, or educational technology).
4. A personal statement to be completed as part of the application for admission.
5. Two letters of recommendation.
(For applicants who hold New York State Certification in childhood education, preK-6 education, childhood or early childhood special education, or TESOL)
1. Undergraduate degree with GPA of 2.8 or master’s degree with GPA of 3.5 or better.
2. New York State initial, professional, or permanent teacher certification in childhood education, elementary education Pre-K-6, special education, or TESOL.
3. A personal statement.
4. Two letters of recommendation.
A. 12-Credit Progress Standards for Matriculated Students
1. Students must maintain an overall GPA of 3.0 in order to continue in 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 of 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.
5. Program 1 students must take the Liberal Arts and Sciences Test (LAST) of the New York State Teacher Certification Examinations and submit their scores to the Office of Educational Services before they complete 12 credits of course work. Any student who does not receive a passing score on the LAST must enroll in the school’s reading/writing workshop before being permitted to register for any additional courses.
B. Fieldwork Benchmark
All field experiences and student teaching will take place in New York City public schools.
Program 1 students must receive a grade of at least B in fieldwork (ECC 712). Any student who receives a grade of B-, C+ or C must apply to the Chairperson of the Department for permission to repeat that course, which may be repeated only once. Any student who receives a grade of F will not be allowed to continue in the program.
1. An overall GPA of 3.0.
2. A grade of B or better in student teaching and/or practicum. Any student who obtains a grade of F in student teaching and/or practicum will not be allowed to continue in the program. Any student who obtains a grade of B-, C+, or C must apply to the department chairperson for permission to reregister for student teaching and/or practicum and repeat this experience. Students will be allowed to repeat student teaching and/or practicum only once. Any student who does not complete the full complement of required days of student teaching will receive a course grade of IN and must fulfill the remaining mandated days.
3. Completion of ECC 720 (Integrative Seminar in Early Childhood Education).
4. Students must pass the School of Education technology assessment.