Required Application Materials

Applicants should submit the required application materials listed below. Contact the Graduate Admissions Office with any questions at or 607-753-4800.

  1. Completed online Graduate School Application

  2. Official transcripts from all institutions of higher learning attended to be forwarded directly to the SUNY Cortland Graduate Admissions Office

    Note: Candidates for admission must present evidence of a bachelor’s degree conferral prior to the start of their academic program.

  3. Documentation of teaching certification from an accredited program

  4. Two recommendation checklists (submitted online with the application)

  5. A statement demonstrating commitment to and interest in literacy education as well as an ability to write clearly and well (submitted online with application)

  6. New York state requires all SUNY teacher preparation programs to adopt college entrance assessments for admissions consideration. Applicants are required to submit scores for one of the following:

    - Graduate Record Examination (GRE) with a minimum score of 280;
    - Miller Analogies Test (MAT) with a minimum score of 400;
    - edTPA with a passing score as set by New York state; or
    - the Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators with a minimum score of 450.