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Undergraduate Childhood Education

Admissions

Part of teaching is helping students learn how to tolerate ambiguity,
consider possibilities, and ask questions that are unanswerable.
                                                      
Sara Lawrence Lightfoot



Undergraduate students interested in the Childhood Education Program (grades 1 – 6) must apply for admission to the School of Education through the Office of Student Services (NAC 3/223A). Please come for advisement and we will help guide you through this process.

The criteria for admission are:

  • GPA 2.5 or higher
    Students must have a City College grade point average of 2.5 or higher
  • Completion of 45 credits or more
    Students must complete twelve of these credits at CCNY with at least three credits in a required education course within the Childhood Undergraduate Education Program (EDCE 20000, EDCE 20600 and/or EDUC 22100).
  • School of Education Admissions Test (S.E.A.T.)
    Students must pass the S.E.A.T. (or Liberal Arts and Science Test) administered by the School of Education.

  • Interview and Essay
    Students must complete both a satisfactory interview and an in-house essay from program faculty.

*CCNY’s School of Education has an agreement with the Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC). After meeting certain requirements, BMCC students are accepted into CCNY’s Childhood Education Undergraduate Program. They can then complete their Bachelor of Science degree in Education and requirements for initial teacher certification (grades 1 – 6). Click to read more about BMCC Childhood Education.