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Department of
Teacher Education

Admission / Progression

Admissions/Progression information and requirements for the Teacher Educations Program

Admission Requirements

Once a student decides to pursue a Teacher Education program, s/he should make an appointment to meet with an advisor in the Department of Teacher Education (Room 1D12, 718-262-2450). To be eligible for admission to a Teacher Education program, students must meet the following criteria:

  • Minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Complete the pre-major block with an average GPA of 3.0:
    • English 126  (3 credits)
    • Philosophy 202 or Sociology 202: Major Ideas and Issues in Education (WI) (3 credits)
    • Mathematics (3-4 credits)
      • Childhood Education: Mathematics 271:  Topics in Foundational Math
      • Physical and Health Education PreK-12: Select from Mathematics and Quantitative Reasoning requirements specified by the individual major
      • Secondary Education, 7-12: Select from Mathematics and Quantitative Reasoning requirements specified by the individual major
    • Child Development (3 credits)
      • Childhood Education: Education 280: Child and Adolescent Development for Teachers
      • Physical Education PreK-12 and Health Education PreK-12: Education 280: Child and Adolescent Development for Teachers
      • Secondary Education, 7-12: Education 271: Adolescent and Youth Development
    • Education 230: Teaching with Multimedia Technology (2 credits).
  • Complete a department’s writing workshop
  • Submit the Admission Application
  • Complete background check and fingerprinting process, and receive clearance through NYC Department of Education
  • Students cannot have an INC grade on their transcript at the time of Admissions
  • Declaration of an appropriate Liberal Arts & Science Major
  • Transfer students must meet the same requirements above
  • Receive  a passing score on Teaching with Technology e-portfolio (EDU230) and Academic Literacy Assessment (SOC/PHIL 202)

It is recommended that students complete the Pre-Major Block prior to their 60th credit 

Program Progression

Progression Into the Professional Sequence

Once accepted into a Teacher Education Program, students must maintain a level of academic rigor in order to…

Progression Into Student Teaching

To be eligible for progression into Student Teaching, the following criteria must be met:

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Department of Teacher Education will operate remotely. For questions/concerns contact the following individuals below


Teacher Education
Room AC-1D12
718-262-2450

Dr. Keiler
Chairperson

Regina Misir
Academic Accreditation Specialist

Yvette Simmons
CUNY Office Assistant

Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation