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Graduate Admissions Information

To apply to a graduate program in the Childhood Education Department students should submit a complete admissions application to the Office of Graduate Admissions.

See program websites for information about programs in the Department of Childhood Education and in the School of Education.

Applications are due March 15 for admission in the Fall semester, and October 15 for admission in the Spring semester. Students who miss the application deadline may take up to 9 credits (generally 3 classes) as a non-matriculated student.

The following items are required as part of the admissions process:

  • Completed admissions application (to be submitted online) and application fee.

  • Official transcripts for all undergraduate and graduate coursework. For transcripts from non-English-speaking universities, original transcripts as well as an official English translation must be submitted.

  • 3 letters of recommendation (at least 2 professional recommendations)

  • Copy of LAST Score Report - OR - copy of Initial/Provisional/Temporary New York State Teaching Certificate (For information about the LAST: New York State Teacher Certification Examinations)

  • After the admissions deadline, applicants will be contacted to come in for an in-person interview and an on-site admissions essay.

For more information, please consult the Office of Graduate Admission.