- Overall GPA of 3.0 or higher.
- The equivalent of an undergraduate major in the discipline the candidate would like to teach.
- Undergraduate liberal arts core, including courses in humanities/arts, writing/communication, social sciences, STEM and one semester of foreign language.
- ED500 Field Experience: Four days of structured observations in secondary schools. Can be arranged by CRC Department of Education Coordinator. Please call 518-631-9870 (must be completed prior to summer intensive; can be completed in fall or spring in the first year if students select the two year program).
- Educational psychology (an undergraduate course, or independent study with Clarkson’s CRC Department of Education exam. Must be completed prior to summer intensive; can be completed in fall or spring in the first year if students select the two year program).
A complete application file consists of the following items:
- Application form.
- Resume and statement of purpose.
- Three letters of recommendation are required. A minimum of two letters should be from current or former professors. The third letter may be academic or from a different source (employer, coach, advisor, etc.). Exceptions may be made upon request.
- Official transcripts.
- GRE or Miller Analogies Test (offered at CRC)*
- Score of 80 for TOEFL/6.5 for IELTS (if applicable).
- Interview - in-person or virtual. Students should call 518-631-9870 to schedule.
*GRE and/or Millers Academy Test may be waived for some applicants.
Supplemental information may be submitted if desired; this could include any other information that may help us evaluate your application.
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For students applying to the 18-month program that begins in the spring, complete applications must be received by November 1. For students applying to the one-year MAT program that begins in the summer, complete applications must be received by April 1. For students applying for the two-year MAT program that begins in the fall term, applications are due by June 1.
Early and on-time applicants will receive preferential review for scholarship opportunities.
Late applicants will be considered based on availability. Due to delays that might be caused by the COVID-19 crisis, Clarkson’s Education Department will review all applications beyond stated deadlines on a case-by-case basis.