What do I need to apply?

  • Graduate teacher preparation and school leadership candidates must submit:
    • Competitive scores on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE), Miller Analogy Test (MAT), or other acceptable, nationally normed admissions examination. Please note that in-service teachers and school administrators who have completed a master’s degree and have obtained teacher certifications are not required to submit GRE or MAT exam scores.
    • Cumulative undergraduate grade point average of at least 3.0.
    • Personal essay demonstrating candidates’ beliefs about student learning, commitment to diversity, enthusiasm for learning, willingness to foster collaboration, and ethics.
  • A bachelor’s degree and official transcripts.
  • New York State initial certification in students with disabilities (birth to 2 years), (grades 1 to 6), (grades 7 to 12).
  • Strong professor and/or employer recommendations.
  • Interview required.

Note: Those with NYS initial certification in special education, or certification from another state, or those who are in their last semester of completing a NYS initial certification program should apply for NYS Students with Disabilities certification before beginning this master’s program.

What is the Application Deadline?

There is no firm application deadline. Those who wish to apply for a School of Education Scholarship should apply by January 1 for the following fall semester. We also suggest this deadline for others, although applications are reviewed on a continuing basis.&n; Applications are considered for Fall, Spring or Summer. A summer or fall start is suggested for full-time students.

For general information about graduate admissions and study, please contact Speranza Migliore at or 315-443-2505.

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Syracuse University Graduate School Application