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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.

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


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:
Ms. Anne Walton
(585) 395-2326
or visit

Application Deadline:
For best consideration March 15 (Summer/Fall)
For best consideration October 15 (Spring)
** International applicants may apply for fall or spring admission (summer admission not an option)

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

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.)
      Please read the submission of Letters of Reference procedure.
      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 email your NYS Initial Certification to
  • Domestic applicants (International applicants refer to Part III materials below): 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:

  • SUNY has adopted a new admission requirement for programs leading to initial certification effective fall 2015. Anyone applying to the fall 2015 semester and beyond must take and submit scores for either the GRE or Miller Analogies Test (MAT) to be considered for admission (College Code: 2537). Please contact Michael Harrison at: with any questions or to discuss your options.

Part III materials - International applicants:

  • In addition to completing Part I and Part II, international applicants are required to submit additional documents as part of the application process. Click on the following link for a complete list of those documents and related instructions: International Part III materials.

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

Last Updated 3/3/16