Subject Area Eligibility

In addition to our general criteria for applicants, below you will find more detailed requirements:


English Language Arts Requirements:
This program is intended for students who have a major or minor (36 credits) in English, with at least a 3.0 in the content area.

Science Content Area Requirements

To apply, candidates must have an undergraduate minimum GPA of 3.0 and demonstrate that they have an equivalent of an undergraduate major in a science discipline. This equivalent should consist of at least 30 credits in one field of science (biology, chemistry, earth science, or physics) and the additional cognate courses that relate to the science major.

TESOL Admissions Requirements

  • Completion of bachelor’s degree in a liberal arts area with a 3.0 GPA minimum
  • Applicants whose first language is not English and who do not hold an undergraduate or graduate degree from an accredited American institution of higher education must submit Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) exam scores
  • Up to 6 credits of the following prerequisite coursework can be completed during the program. Candidates are responsible for tuition for any required prerequisites.
    American History: American History I and II. (It is also possible to take CLEP Exams to fulfill this requirement.)
  • Language Other Than English: A minimum of 12 credits or the equivalent of study of a language other than English (LOTE). Students may be granted the equivalence of 3-12 LOTE credits of this requirement (without the awarding of actual college credits) by exam (such as CLEP exams, NYU Foreign Language Proficiency Test, European Union Official Exams;