Admission Criteria Summary

Most education majors file a formal application to the School of Education in the second semester of their sophomore year, upon completion of approximately 45 credits, including TCH 201 Education I: Understanding Schools.  Students who have completed less than 45 credits should contact the Director of Student Support Services before filing the application. The specific deadline for filing the application will vary from year to year, but typically the application period closes at the end of February of the sophomore year.

Internal and external transfer students who transfer into the School of Education as juniors must file a formal application for transfer students at the end of their first semester, typically no later than December 1. Students who transfer into the School of Education as sophomores will file the application during the regularly scheduled application period in the spring semester.

Any student who fails to file a completed application by the stated deadline will not be allowed to continue in the School of Education, unless the Student Affairs Committee determines that there were extenuating circumstances preventing the student from meeting the deadline. It is the student’s responsibility for completing the application by the stated deadline.

What’s Included in the Application

A completed application includes the following items:

  • The Formal Application with all indicated areas completed and the application signed;
  • A typed, double-spaced "Statement of Intent" of no more than 300 words, that is both spell-checked and edited, in which the student makes clear why he or she wants to become a teacher;
  • Two Letters of Recommendation from Dyson or TCH professors. Transfer students may ask professors from their transfer institution to complete the recommendation form;
  • Pace Transcripts printed out from the student’s Pace portal. Transfer students must also include transcripts from their transfer institution.  Student copies are acceptable.

Where to Submit the Application

Completed applications may be submitted to the Office of Student Support Services in Pleasantville or NYC anytime during the application period but no later than the posted application deadline. All supporting documents must be submitted at this time. Incomplete applications will not be accepted.


Any questions regarding the application process should be directed to the Office of Student Support Services in Pleasantville or NYC in advance of the application deadline.

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