Admission to All Education Programs

Applicants to education programs are required to have a minimum collegiate GPA of 3.0 and to submit scores from a national test (GRE or MAT or a nationally normed test recommended by your specific program).  The Graduate School periodically offers the MAT test.  Information on the GRE can be found on the GRE website.  As per the regulations of the Commissioner of Education in the State of New York, currently certified teachers or educational leaders who already hold a graduate degree do not need to submit scores from national tests (GRE or MAT) and are thus exempt from that but only that requirement.  Other admissions criteria may apply.  Please consult program information.  Applicants who do not yet meet one or more of these minimum criteria should consult with advisers in the specific educator preparation program of choice for suggested pathways to achieve successful candidacy. 

During the period of uncertainty in the summer and fall of 2020 following COVID-19 mandated closures, and considering new conditions for test center availability in the fall and spring of 2020 and 2021, applicants for teacher education programs do not need to submit a GRE or MAT or other nationally normed test as part of their application packets. All other admissions criteria must be met.  This exemption will hold for the 2020-2021 academic year.