Grad School Planning: Education
Union Graduate College
School of Education
Advice for Union College undergraduates pursuing a Master of Arts in Teaching degree to teach in a secondary school,, grades 7-12, in the year following graduation from Union College
Prerequisites for the Program:
One year of a college-level foreign language, or its equivalent (3 years of high school foreign language with a B or above and a Regents exam grade of 85 or more if the student attended a New York State high school)
A course in Educational Psychology or its equivalent
Two week-long field experiences, one in a middle school or junior high school and one in a high school (contact the School of Education Office at angleyc@uniongraduatecollege. edu to learn the requirements for the visits and to establish these visits)
Generally a 3.0 GPA in the major and overall is expected
An interview with a School of Education faculty member
Applications are due no later than April 1 of the senior year; students may apply as early as the spring of their junior year
A student must major in one of the following disciplines to be eligible, or have a minimum of 8 courses in one of the subjects listed below as a minor:
Biology, Chemistry, French, Geology, German, Greek or Latin (Classics), History, Mathematics, Spanish, Physics.
Economics, Political Science, and Sociology majors must complete a minimum of five undergraduate courses in History to be eligible for certification
Three letters of recommendation (at least 2 academic)
Two essays (see application or contact School of Education Office for topics)
Special Considerations for Union College Undergraduates:
Those Union College students with an overall GPA of 3.3 or above will have two of their
upper division undergraduate courses count as graduate courses as well as undergraduate courses. This is the equivalent of receiving a two-course scholarship.
Tuition is affordable.