School of Education Admissions

All Admissions processes for entry into SUNY Old Westbury and its degree programs are conducted through the Office of Enrollment Services.

Admission to undergraduate programs in the School of Education at SUNY Old Westbury is an additional process students may seek after being admitted to our University.

This separate admission is required to become a candidate for graduation and certification. 

Students may seek admission to School of Education's undergraduate programs after having completed 48 undergraduate credits.

Student's with associate's or bachelor's degrees, or students who seek to enroll in the Adolescence Education courses of study, must apply for admission during the semester they enroll at Old Westbury. Requirements for admission to the School of Education includes the following:

  • University-wide proficiency in Mathematics
  • University-wide proficiency in English
  • A cumulative grade point average of 3.00 or higher
  • The completion of 48 credits
  • Satisfactory performance in an interview (for Childhood Ed and Adolescence Social Studies)
  • A C or better in ED3900
  • Proficiency in Spanish (for those enrolling in the Childhood Education with Bilingual Extension (1-6) and Special Education with Bilingual Extension (1-6) programs)

*Beginning for students applying to the School of Education for the Fall 2025 semester, the undergraduate admissions criteria will include a B or better in MA1020, a B or better in MA2010, a B or better in the English pre-requisite, and a B or better in ED3900.*

For information on the School of Education's admissions procedures, contact the School of Education at 516-876-3275.