All students applying for admission to degree status are required to:
Submit a completed application and the non-refundable fee.
Submit a copy of your New York State initial teaching certification.* If initial certification was obtained prior to January 2014, proof of completion of DASA training must be submitted with application. Please see item #5 under degree requirements for further information.
Submit an official transcript of an earned Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college.
Have achieved an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 overall during the last two years of undergraduate work.
Achieved a minimum score on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE), or a substantially equivalent admission assessment, as determined by department.
Submit three letters of reference.
Have a personal interview at the discretion of the department.
*Teaching certificates from other states are considered.
Admission is competitive and meeting the minimum admission criteria does not guarantee acceptance.
Students must successfully complete an action-based research project as specified in EDUC 695
Students must fulfill all requirements within six years and finish a minimum of 24 s.h. in residence.
The fully online program can be completed in a minimum of 18 months, beginning with the first summer session. More information is available on department’s website.
Effective January 2014, all teachers need 6 hours of training in the Dignity for All Students Act in order to qualify for Professional Certification. Within that training there must be at least 3 hours of face-to-face class. Graduate students in our online program are responsible for satisfying this requirement in whatever manner they have available. SUNY Oneonta will provide workshops each semester as appropriate, but students may complete the requirement elsewhere and notify the Graduate Office of completion.
All College policies and procedures found in this Graduate Catalog will apply to students enrolled in this program.