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M.S. in Urban and Multicultural Education Admission Requirements

Applicants who possess New York State provisional or initial certification in childhood education may participate in the program on either a part-time or full-time basis.

Required Documents


Applicants must hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or institution and have an undergraduate cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0.
Apply Online
SPGS Application and fee. Please note that the online application cannot be saved and must be completed in full in one session. Please complete all sections of the application.
New York State Certification
For those who hold Initial New York State certification in Childhood Education Grades 1-6, the College will verify certification through TEACHONLINE.  Individuals who do not possess New York State certification may petition for acceptance into the program.
Official transcripts from all post secondary institutions attended. The undergraduate GPA required for admission is 3.0. Applicants who have non-U.S. credentials must present a course-by-course evaluation of their international credentials. A number of agencies provide this service. The preferred service is the World Education Services (WES).
Please submit 2 letters of recommendation (one professional and one academic letter preferred).

References and transcripts can be sent separately or as part of the complete application. Both references and transcripts should be sent in envelopes sealed by the individual issuing the reference or the college issuing the official transcript. Copies and open envelopes are unofficial documents and will not be accepted.
Interview with Chairperson of Department of Teacher Education
All applicants will need to conduct an admissions interview with the chairperson of the Department of Teacher Education.
Writing Proficiency
All degree candidates must successfully complete the English Essay Exam prior to acceptance into the program. No special preparation is required for this exam. The successful applicant will be contacted by the coordinator of the program for an appointment to take the exam. Anyone whose proficiency exam demonstrates weakness in writing will be referred to the Academic Resource Center and/or registered for a non-credit course to improve writing skills prior to enrollment in graduate courses.

All required information must be on file before an admission decision will be made
by the Admission Committee.

An application for admission must be complete, and each of the six admission requirements must be fulfilled, within one year from the date of initial filing. Applications remaining incomplete for a period longer than one year will be considered withdrawn.

If you have any questions regarding your application, contact Ellen Lynch, Graduate Admissions Counselor at or (718) 405-3320.