Make a Commitment to Urban Education
We’re recruiting exceptionally well-prepared, diverse college graduates and career changers who are passionate about education, committed to helping young people reach their fullest potential, and dedicated to improving urban schools.
General Admission Requirements
- Strong undergraduate GPA
- Official scores from the GRE or the Miller Analogies Test (MAT)
- Prior course work in proposed subject area of teaching: 24-30 credits
We review all applications individually and comprehensively. Although there is no minimum GPA requirement, a 3.0 undergraduate GPA is preferred. We encourage strong applicants with under a 3.0 GPA to apply.
As with all materials you submit, your GRE or MAT test scores will be viewed in a holistic light, and will not outweigh other indicators of your academic, personal, and professional qualifications to be a teacher. See how to submit scores for the GRE and the MAT.
Graduates of the NYU Steinhardt EMAT program are eligible to apply for teacher certification from New York State. Before applying for teacher certification, you must have completed the content core requirements for your intended teaching certification area, and the New York State General Education Core in the Liberal Arts and Sciences, which includes 3 semester hours of a language other than English.
If you are interested in certification outside New York State, it is your responsibility to research and ensure that you meet or will meet that state’s certification requirements. If you have questions regarding a particular state’s requirements or application process, we recommend that you email or speak to a certification representative in that state.
Requirements for Residency Partner Schools
Content Core Requirements
English Education, Grades 7-12 with a 5-6 Extension
- 12 semester hours of literature
- 3-6 semester hours in language
- 3-6 semester hours in writing
Mathematics Education, Grades 7-12 with a 5-6 Extension
- 30 credits of acceptable mathematics content, which can include courses in mathematical reasoning, quantitative methods, number theory and concepts, algebra, analytic geometry, calculus, geometry, trigonometry, data analysis, probability, and discrete mathematics.
Science Education (Biology, Chemistry, or Physics), Grades 7-12 with a 5-6 Extension
- A strong GPA in the content area of study: biology, chemistry, or physics
- Completed a major in science in your undergraduate program or the equivalent of 30 total science credits in undergraduate or graduate coursework, with at least 18 in your specific science content area
Social Studies Education, Grades 7-12 with a 5-6 Extension
- 3 semester hours of government, politics, or political science
- 3 semester hours of economics
- 3 additional semester hours of history, geography, government, politics, political science
General Education Core Requirements
General Education Core Requirements in Liberal Arts and Science
If you show strong potential to be an effective teacher, but your transcript shows you are missing General Education Core course work in the liberal arts and sciences, you will be required to meet the deficient area before graduation from the program. Course deficiencies, which are in addition to MAT requirements, may be fulfilled by enrolling in and completing college-level courses at any regionally accredited college or by completing approved College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) exams.