Admissions Requirements

We welcome applications from students who are new to education and special education, as well as experienced teachers looking to expand their credentials.

New York State requires all teachers to hold a master’s degree. Our program is designed to serve the largest number of professionals in public and private education and ensure they have the credentials and preparation to succeed as educators.

Academic Requirements

All applicants to the MS program in Education and Special Education should be able to demonstrate the following:

  • A baccalaureate degree or its equivalent from an accredited institution
  • A major or its equivalent in a liberal arts and sciences subject and the content core courses below:
    • English Language Arts – 6 credits
    • Historical and Social Sciences – 6 credits
    • Sciences – 6 credits
    • Mathematics – 6 credits

(Students who do not meet the liberal arts and sciences requirements may be permitted to complete the requirements while they do their graduate studies.)

  • A minimum undergraduate and graduate GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale)
  • Applicants whose native language is not English must obtain a score of at least 550 on the paper-based or 80 on the internet-based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). TOEFL score report for Touro College Graduate Education is 2902. This requirement can be waived provided there is alternative evidence of the applicant's proficiency in English.
  • NY State no longer requires applicants who enroll in our graduate-level teacher education and leadership programs to pass the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or other nationally normed equivalent admission tests. However, standardized test scores for GRE/MAT and CST Multisubject State Certification exam, may be submitted for a holistic review of your application. Applicants who present MAT scores will be asked to complete a writing sample administered by Touro. Touro's GRE test code is 2902 and MAT test code is 3346.

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