Admission Requirements for graduate program

Department Childhood, Bilingual and Special Education
Fall Application Deadline July 15th
Spring Application Deadline December 15th
Supporting Documents for Matriculation:
Submit the following documents to the Office of Graduate Admissions:

1. Transcripts from all colleges and universities attended (applicants who earned a bachelor's degree outside the United States need to submit a 'Course by Course International Transcript Evaluation.'

2. Two letters of recommendation

3. Resume

4. Copy of New York State or other state teaching certificate, and results from the Bilingual Education Assessment (BEA). Candidates without BEA may be offered an interview by the academic department to determine language proficiency.

5. Writing sample in English and Language other than English (the language in which the candidate seeks the extension).

Applicants must demonstrate proficiency in both English and in a language other than English (the language in which they seek the extension.) Proficiency in the language other than English is by a writing sample in English and the language other than English and/or through an interview with the applicant. International applicants for whom English is a second language are required to pass the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) with a score of 550 on the paper-based test or 213 on the computer-based test or 79 on the internet-based test, before being considered for admission

6. Interview with a faculty member.


I. F-1 or J-1 international students must submit English Proficiency Exam. TOEFL- 79, IELTS- 6.5, PTE- 58-63, Duolingo 105-160.

Refer to instructions at .
TOEFL (paper, computer, internet) N/A, N/A, N/A