Teacher Education Transfer Agreement
Senior Campuses with Undergraduate Teacher Education
Teacher Education Program Transfer Information for SUNY New Paltz
Overall GPA Entrance Requirement
Minimum of 2.75 overall for childhood/early childhood education, 2.50 for adolescence education
Requirements for Major/Concentration
At least one-half the major must be taken at SUNY New Paltz. Liberal arts majors range from 30 to more than 45 credits. You are encouraged to take 12-15 credits in your major during your associate degree program. If the major you choose has required cognate courses, you are encouraged to take additional courses to fulfill those requirements.
Majors/Concentrations for Students in Teacher Preparation Programs
* must be directly related to the elementary curriculum
* a major/concentration in the certification sought
Other Application Requirements
A minimum of 30 completed credits are required for childhood/early childhood education.
Admission for Adolescence Education requires a minimum grade of B in two semesters of composition courses.
Specific Curriculum Comments
A course in Physical Geography is required for early childhood or childhood education. If you can take this course and fulfill a GE requirement at your 2-year college you are encouraged to do so.
AA and AS degree holders may transfer 6 credits of sign language for the foreign language requirement.
Early childhood and childhood education programs require two semesters of mathematics for elementary education. You are encouraged to take these courses at your 2-year college if transferable courses are available. To check the situation for your 2-year college, go to the page for the mathematics major for early childhood/childhood education to see if these mathematics courses are listed as accepted at SUNY New Paltz.
Other Helpful Information
As you consider transferring to SUNY New Paltz, you should consult the information on the programs in education on the website, www.newpaltz.edu/schoolofed, which provides more detailed information on curricula and requirements.