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Science Education (Grades 7-12), M.S.

Admission for summer semester starts are considered on a rolling basis, with a suggested deadline of January 15. Applicants should ensure that all of the required materials are submitted by that date.

Admissions Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree and a cumulative undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0.
  • An science content area major or a 30-credit major equivalent determined via transcript review:
    • Biology certification: Biology major OR coursework in Organismic Biology; Genetics/molecular/cell Biology; and Population biology/ecology.
    • Chemistry certification: Chemistry major OR coursework in Inorganic, Organic, Analytical, and Physical Chemistry (including Engineering)
    • Earth Science certification: Earth Science or Geology Major OR coursework in Earth history; Paleontology; Mineralogy; Structural Geology; Hydrology; and Glacial Geology. Coursework may also include Geology; Meterology; or Astronomy.
    • Physics certification: Physics major OR coursework in Mechanics; Electricity; Thermodynamics; Modern Physics such as Relativity, Kinetic Theory, and Quantum Theory. Coursework may also include Optics; Circuits; or Particle Physics.
  • Official transcript of all undergraduate and graduate study.
  • Competitive scores on one of the following admissions entrance exams: Graduate Record Examination (GRE); Miller Analogy Test (MAT); or other acceptable, nationally normed admissions examination; or a passing score on the Praxis: Core Academic Skills for EducatorsedTPA, or ATS-W exam.
  • A personal essay describing the candidate’s beliefs about student learning, commitment to diversity, enthusiasm for learning, willingness to foster collaboration, and ethics.
  • 3 letters of recommendation from professors and/or employers.
  • Prior experiences working with youth.
  • Resume or CV.
  • Interview encouraged.
  • Applicants with or without existing New York State teacher certification may apply; however, students must have NO existing certification in their science content area of interest.

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