Childhood Education Admission Requirements

Candidates must have:

  • an earned baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university with a major or its equivalent (a minimum of 30 credits in a concentration) in one of the following areas: Biology, Chemistry, Economics, English, History, Life Science, Mathematics, Physics, or Psychology.
  • a minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0 (Candidates with GPA's under 3.0 may be admitted under special circumstances. Call 516.686.7777 for information.)
  • have completed required general education core required for childhood education certification by successfully taking college level courses in English (6 credits), social studies (6 credits), science (6 credits), mathematics (6 credits), a language other than English (6 credits), and a form of creative expression (3 credits). (Otherwise qualified candidates may be admitted to the program and make up deficits in general education in up to two areas.)
  • provide evidence of having a passing score on the Academic Literacy Skills Test (ALST) of the New York State Teacher Certification Examination. (Candidate may be conditionally admitted pending receipt of passing score for information on the ALST For more information on the exams, visit http://www.nystce.nesinc.com/NY_PM.asp?t=202)

Application Process

  1. Apply

    Apply online today! Applying is easy with our online application. The completed online application form requires general contact information, as well as information about undergraduate coursework and GPA. It is possible for you to begin an online application, save the initial information entered, and return at a later time to complete and submit full materials. Candidates may also print out the application form and mail it to the address on the form.

    A complete application includes the following:

  2. Interview

    Applicants demonstrating potential will be invited to participate in an interview event. This interview may be done electronically in some cases.

 
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