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Childhood Education Program

Elementary Education Program
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Application Requirements

The applicant must:

  1. Hold a bachelor's degree in an area other than education from an accredited college or university. The degree should include a content major or concentration (minimum 30 credits) and a strong liberal arts and science background that meets New York State standards. Candidates may have to take pre-requisite courses to meet these criteria.
  2. Have a grade point average of 2.75 based on a four point scale. This average may be computed from the total undergraduate record of 2.75 or on the last 60 hours of study.
  3. Have one letter of recommendation from a professional in the field of education, psychology, or related disciplines which supports the student's request for admission, and addresses the student's academic skills and personal attributes, strengths and / or weaknesses.
  4. Complete an on-site writing sample. Students are asked to respond to a statement. There is no correct or incorrect response to this task. The response will be judged on the following criteria:

    •Extent to which your argument is developed and supported.
    •Logical organization and development of the central idea.
    •Paragraph organization and construction.
    •Freedom from errors in mechanics and usage.

  5. Schedule an appointment with the director of education for an interview.


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