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Master of Arts in Teaching: Liberal Arts and Sciences

Program Requirements

Applicants must hold a bachelor's from an accredited institution with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0.

In addition, both Matrix (A) and Matrix (B) must be fulfilled.

(A) Undergraduate Course Distribution Prerequisites [indicate in Matrix A] 

English Language Arts 

Successful completion of 2 courses selected from the following areas:
Introductory College English;
English Literature;
Critical Analysis (e.g., Comparative Literature);
and Journalism (limited to written and spoken media).

The Arts

Successful completion of 2 courses selected from the following areas:
Performing Arts (e.g., Music, Drama, Dance, etc.; both performance- and theory-based courses are acceptable);
Creative Arts (e.g., Drawing, Sculpture, and Pottery);
Art History;
Art Theory;
Art Appreciation.

Social Sciences

Successful completion of 4 courses selected from the areas typically classified as “social/behavioral sciences” in U.S. colleges, such as the following:
Anthropology/Archaeology/Cultural Studies;
Behavioral Sciences;American Studies;
Child/Human Development;
Philosophy;Political Science/Diplomacy/Government Studies;
most areas of Psychology (except biopsychology, neuroscience, psychopharmacology);
Sociology; Theology;
Women’s/Gender Studies.

Math, Science, & Technology 

Successful completion of 6 courses selected from the areas typically classified as “mathematics,” “natural sciences,” or “technology” in U.S. colleges, as follows: Mathematics/Applied Mathematics offered by a mathematics department;a limited number of Research Methods/Experimental Design/Statistics courses in Social-Behavioral Sciences.
Astronomy; Biology; Biochemistry; Chemistry; Earth Science/Geology; some areas of Ecology;
Neuroscience; Biopsychology, Physics; Psychopharmacology; and Zoology.
Computer science.

Foreign Language

Two semesters in college or a passing score on the NYS High School Regents in
Foreign Language (must provide High School transcript). American Sign
Language is acceptable.


(B) The Liberal Arts/Science College Major Prerequisite [indicate in Matrix 2]

  • A Major (or “Concentration”) in Liberal Arts and Sciences with a minimum of 30 credits.
  • Business-related degrees do NOT satisfy this requirement. Please see Matrix 2 (attached) for further information.
  • In some cases, strong applicants with up to 3 missing course prerequisites may be conditionally admitted into the program, pending the completion of missing prerequisites within 12 months.
  • Applicants may be required to: provide writing samples on site; and/or participate in a group interview.
  • Please note that the Office of Graduate Admissions (718-997-5200) handles the logistical aspects of your application. The Department therefore cannot answer your questions concerning the status of your application, application deadlines, tuition, and so on.
  • Grade of “C” or higher constitutes “successful completion.”
  • A course must carry at least 2 semester credits toward the fulfillment of this set of requirements.
  • One of these courses must be a science course with a laboratory component.
  • Only one Research Methods, Experimental Design, or Statistics course offered by a social sciences department (e.g., Anthropology, Psychology, or Sociology) will be accepted toward the fulfillment of this requirement. Business (e.g., accounting, bookkeeping, finance, management, hospitality, etc.) courses are not acceptable.




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