What do I need to apply?

  • Graduate teacher preparation and school leadership candidates must submit:
    • Competitive scores on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE), Miller Analogy Test (MAT), or other acceptable, nationally normed admissions examination. Please note that in-service teachers and school administrators who have completed a master’s degree and have obtained teacher certifications are not required to submit GRE or MAT exam scores.
    • Cumulative undergraduate grade point average of at least 3.0.
    • Personal essay demonstrating candidates’ beliefs about student learning, commitment to diversity, enthusiasm for learning, willingness to foster collaboration, and ethics.
  • Interview recommended (Telephone interviews accepted)
  • Candidates must hold or be eligible for NYS teacher certification prior to applying.
  • A portfolio review, in person, digital or emailed
  • Strong teacher and/or employer recommendations
  • TOEFL is required for all applicants whose native language is not English

Application deadline

The deadline for applications to the Art Education Professional Certification M.S. is January 15 to coincide with the application deadline for School of Education scholarships.  Qualified applicants will be considered for admission on a rolling basis after this date if space is available.

For general information about graduate admissions and study, please contact Speranza Migliore at or 315-443-2505.

Ready to apply?

Syracuse University Graduate School Application