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Admissions Requirements

An Advanced Certificate candidate must have:

  1. Master's degree with a minimum 3.25 GPA
  2. Professional state certification in teaching or an educational specialty
  3. Two letters of recommendation
  4. Teaching experience and prior experience review
  5. Documentation of years of experience

Attention Applicants: The New York State Education Department requires all candidates for NYS initial SBL and/or professional SDL certification, to have completed at least 60 semester hours of graduate study, possess a permanent or professional certificate in classroom teaching service or pupil personnel service, and to have completed three years of classroom teaching service and/or educational leadership service and/or pupil personnel service experience in public or non-public schools N-12.