Admissions Requirements - Adolescence Education

Admissions Requirements

 

  • Free Online Application - The application includes a 300 word essay.
  • Official Bachelor's Degree Transcript. Unofficial or in progress transcripts are acceptable to begin the admissions review process. Applicants for the Fall 2016 semester and beyond will be expected to have a 3.0 undergraduate GPA. Applicants with less than a 3.0 undergraduate GPA will undergo additional review.
  • Test Scores. All applicants seeking initial certification will be required to submit SAT, ACT, Graduate Records Examination (GRE), or Millers Analogies Test (MAT) test scores. 
  • Two Letters of Recommendation. Letters can be personal, professional or academic references.
  • Additionally, Canadian applicants should provide unofficial high school transcripts if you have OAC/grade 13 credits.  OAC/grade 13 courses may count toward prerequisites in your program of study.

Prerequisites

View the prerequisites required prior to applying for certification

  • Prerequisites may be completed concurrently with program coursework, but should be complete prior to student teaching.
  • Prerequisites may be also be satisfied by successfully completing a test. CLEP tests are available in US History 1, US History 2, Western Civilization 1, Western Civilization 2, American Government, Sociology, Economics (micro or macro), and History and Social Science. View the Credit-by-Exam.

Note: Start dates for this program are Spring (January) and Fall (August).

Additional Requirements for International Students

  • Canadian and other international applicants must provide a completed Certification of Finances Form. 
  • International students who have completed university coursework outside the U.S. and Canada are required to have their transcripts and degrees evaluated by a foreign credential evaluation service such as World Education Services (WES) 
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) score, IELTS (International English Language Testing System) score, or a CAEL (Canadian Academic English Language) score. 

TOEFL:    79 IBT or 550 PBT
IELTS:    6.5 overall
CAEL:    70 overall

  • Students from Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa are waived from the language proficiency requirement.
  • Student who completed a 4 year degree (on campus) at a U.S. college/university are waived from the language proficiency requirement.  

All items can be mailed, faxed or emailed to:

Canisius College
Graduate Admissions Office - Lyons Hall 120
2001 Main Street 
Buffalo, NY 14208

Fax - 716-888-3290

Email - gradadm@canisius.edu  

Questions? Contact Us at 1-800-950-2505 or 1-716-888-2545

Deadlines:

  • Applications are processed on a rolling basis
  • We recommend submitting all application materials 30 days prior to the start date for the term you wish to begin.
  • Earlier application is encouraged for international students, including Canadians, in order to complete VISA requirements necessary prior to enrollment. 

If you have been an inactive student for two years or more, please complete a Re-admit Form.