The Graduate School

Application Instructions
Department of Education & Human Development

The College at Brockport utilizes an online application for graduate admission. Please read the application instructions below and use the checklist as a guide for submitting Part I and Part II application materials.

Degrees Offered:Master of Science in Education (MSEd) and Advanced Certificate

Specialization/Emphasis:

For individuals seeking initial certification:

  • Education Inclusive Generalist (5-12,) MSED or Advanced Certificate
       (Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, English, Math, Physics, or Social Studies)

For individuals with valid NYS certification:

  • Adolescence Education (7-12), MSED
       (Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, English, Math, Physics, or Social Studies)
  • Bilingual Education Extension, MSEd or Advanced Certificate
  • Literacy Education (B-12), MSEd

Department Contact:
Mr. Michael Harrison
mharriso@brockport.edu
(585) 395-2326
or visit http://www.brockport.edu/ehd/graduate/prospective.html

Application Deadline:
For best consideration March 15 (Summer/Fall)
For best consideration October 15 (Spring)

Please note: Applications received after the published deadlines will be reviewed on a space-available basis.


Part I: Complete and submit the online application along with a non refundable processing fee of $80 (Visa, Mastercard, or Discover only) at www.brockport.edu/bounce/webapp.


Part II materials:We strongly suggest that you submit all items as quickly as possible to ensure timely review of your application.

  • Please electronically submit the following documents:

    1. Statement of Objectives:

      In a well-developed essay of 500 to 800 words, please submit a statement of your objectives for undertaking graduate study and of your plans for a professional or scholarly career. Comment on your past work and experiences as they relate to this field of study.

      1. Describe your motivation for pursuing a graduate degree in the field of professional education. Be sure to specify reasons for selecting your particular specialization interest.
      2. Describe personal characteristics you possess that will enhance your contributions as an educator.
      3. Describe experiences in your life that have reinforced your desire to become a teacher. (Experience with children is of great importance.) This is required for initial certification applicants and is optional for all others.
      4. Describe why you believe that you are able to successfully complete graduate-level academic work. If you have less than a 3.0 GPA, you must thoroughly support essay explanations and claims of evidence.


      We suggest you use Microsoft Word or similar software to create your Statement of Objectives and upload it on the Statement of Objectives page.


    2. Employment History/Resume: We suggest you use Microsoft Word or similar software to create your resume and upload it on the Resume page.


    3. Three Letters of Reference: (Please note: We do not accept placement or credential files.)
      1. Letter of Reference I
      2. Letter of Reference II
      3. Letter of Reference III
    4. Proof of NYS Initial Certification: Currently certified teachers or soon to be certified teachers must submit proof of your NYS initial teaching certificate. Applicants unable to provide such proof at the time of application must hold the appropriate teaching certificate before beginning graduate study.

  • Please request one official transcript from each and every college or university you have ever attended, even if you did not earn a degree there, regardless of perceived relevance of the course work to your current career goals, or the length of time that has passed since you attended. Transcripts must also be obtained from each and every college or university ever attended regardless of whether or not credits earned were later transferred elsewhere. Please instruct each institution to send the transcript directly to The Graduate School via postal mail or electronically via an e-script service such as Scrip Safe. (Please note: The College at Brockport graduates are not required to submit transcripts of their work at The College at Brockport. In addition, if you were already admitted to The College at Brockport as a non-degree student, you do not need to resubmit the transcript(s) you provided as part of that process.)

    Mail your transcripts to:
    The College at Brockport
    The Graduate School - Morgan Hall
    350 New Campus Dr.
    Brockport, NY 14420

    Send e-script to:
    gradappdocs@brockport.edu


For International applicants:

  • Official or true certified copies of your diploma, degree, or certification, in both English and the original language.

  • Applicants whose native language is not English must submit scores on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL; College code 2537) or the IELTS. A minimum score of 550 on the paper-based version, a minimum score of 213 on the computerized version or a
    minimum score of 79-80 on the TOEFL iBT version is required. The IELTS minimum score is 6.5. If the applicant is not able to provide test scores or does not meet the minimum score requirement, conditional admission may be offered based on the completion of an English language course through the College’s ELS office.

  • An original bank statement in the student's name or that of the student's sponsor showing a current balance of at least the total cost of attendance. If the student has a sponsor, a letter, signed and dated by the sponsor, is required. It must include the amount (in US dollars) that will be put toward the student's educational expenses. Photocopies will not be accepted.


We look forward to receiving your application!
If you have additional questions, please feel free to contact our office.