Admissions Requirements

Education Master's Degree & Advanced Certificate Programs

Master's Degree Programs

Admission to master's level programs in D'Youville's Department of Education is based on the qualifications of each individual student. A GPA of 3.0 (equivalent to a B) or better is the minimum requirement for acceptance into our programs. Students with a lower GPA may be considered for provisional acceptance based upon personal and professional qualifications.

Additional Requirements

In addition to the general admission requirements, applicants must present the following:

  • Completion of a baccalaureate degree consisting of 120 credits including 12 credits in a language other than English.
  • At least one letter of recommendation written by someone who has observed you working with children or young adults.
  • A current resume
  • Letter of intent

Applicants must have completed 30 credit hours of prerequisites (with a grade of "C" or higher), with at least 3 credit hours in each of the following areas:

  • English
  • Social Sciences
  • Mathematics
  • Natural Sciences
  • Foreign Language

Specific Program Requirements

In addition, applicants for the following graduate programs must meet the specific requirements for admission into the program:


Students in the TESOL program must also complete 12 credit hours of foreign language coursework at the college level or its equivalent prior to entry into the TESOL program. 

Advanced Certificates

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

Students in the TESOL Advanced Certificate program must have a valid initial or professional New York State teaching certificate. 

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