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Programs in Education
Queens College offers integrated programs of advanced studies leading to various types of master's degree in Education. Through these programs students enrich their knowledge of a specialized area of education or a related area of human service; and they develop the professional disposition, knowledge, and skills needed for successful career practice. In addition to master’s degree programs, Queens College offers special advanced certificate programs for prospective school administrators and supervisors and school psychologists.
Admissions and Matriculation
Applicants interested in enrolling in a New York State– registered, graduate-level teacher-preparation program, and/or an educational leadership program are required to:
Submit the results of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE), unless exempt.*
Have a minimum cumulative undergraduate grade point average of 3.0 or its equivalent;
Submit three professional letters of recommendation;
Write a personal statement (essay). Graduate students are allowed to transfer up to 12 credits from other institutions with permission of the appropriate chair. All graduate programs in Education must be completed within three years of the date of the first credit earned, with a one-year extension possible.
*Note: As of December 13, 2017, a GRE score is no longer required of New York State certified teachers, and educational leaders with graduate degrees, who apply to complete additional graduate-level teacher education, and educational leadership programs.
Clinical Opportunities and Field Placement
All students in the Education Division must complete a clinical component to graduate and become certified in their discipline. Each program has specific expectations and requirements based on the specifications established by the New York State Department of Education. The clinical component includes time spent in schools, libraries, or mental-health facilities working with children and professionals in a given field of study. To learn more about the specific requirements for your program, contact the program leadership. Requirements for participation in clinical experiences can include fingerprint clearance, prerequisite courses, course GPAs, and/or permission from the program leadership. For students in the teacher education programs specifically, there is a field placement office in Powdermaker Hall, Room 135, staffed with coordinators who can contact the clinical professors who work in concert with the programs.
New York State Certification
The Office of Teacher Certification serves as the liaison between teacher-education programs at Queens College and the New York State Education Department’s Office of Teaching Initiatives. The certification office assists candidates who have completed their New York State–registered education-preparation program(s) at Queens College to obtain their New York State certificate as a Classroom Teacher and/or Administration and Pupil Personnel Services. New York State periodically changes certification guidelines for teachers and other education professionals. Students and alumni are responsible for staying current with the latest certification guidelines, available online from the NYSED Office of Teaching Initiatives. The Queens College Office of Teacher Certification also maintains information on its official website.