Admission Requirements

Admission to graduate education programs:

  • Applicants for admission and matriculation are required to possess an appropriate Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university.
  • Candidates who wish to pursue a program leading to professional certification must possess initial New York State Teaching Certification and have the pre-requisites required by the New York State Education Department for the professional certification. Specific pre-requisites are listed under each program description.
  • Candidates who are entering the teaching profession and seeking initial certification must have taken appropriate major courses in content areas and liberal arts concentration to satisfy the requirements of the New York State Education Department for teacher certification and must have attained a minimum grade of "C" in these courses. Any candidate who needs to complete prerequisite courses is required to do so as soon as possible, but definitely prior to completing 12 credits in the Graduate Program.
  • No credit is given for life experience.
  • A candidate who has attended the Molloy College Undergraduate Education Program and did not successfully complete it, cannot be admitted to the Graduate Education Program.

In addition, applicants must:

  • Submit an official transcript of all undergraduate work and any prior graduate courses taken. Transcripts will be evaluated according to New York State Education Department regulations and upon approval of the program director, Molloy College will accept up to a maximum of six graduate transfer credits having a grade of "B" or better from another accredited college or university. These credits must have been completed within the last five years and must correspond in content to courses offered in the Molloy College Graduate Education Program.
  • Complete the graduate degree program application including an essay about personal academic goals.
  • Possess computer skills related to application software, information processing and internet access.
  • Submit two letters of reference from former college professors and/or professional associates.
  • Participate in a personal interview with the program director and/or coordinator of graduate programs.
  • Evidence appropriate dispositions necessary for becoming a professional educator who can successfully teach all students in inclusive classrooms. Applicants who lack necessary dispositions may be counseled to choose another profession.
  • Attend a mandatory orientation session.
  • Provide proof of immunization. Candidates who have not fulfilled this requirement cannot be admitted to class.
  • A grade of "B" or better is required for all graduate credits.
  • Submit official GRE or MAT scores.
  • Submit an acceptable writing-on-demand sample if requested by program director and/or coordinator of graduate programs.

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Audra Cerruto, Ph.D.
Associate Dean, Director of Graduate Education Programs
1000 Hempstead Avenue Kellenberg Hall, K-326 Rockville Centre, New York 11571-5002