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Admission Requirements

Applicants to the M.S. in Childhood Education/Literacy (Birth – Grade 6) Program must meet the following requirements for admission.

  • Application for Admission (online or PDF) (Graduate Application)
  • Official copies of your undergraduate and/or graduate transcripts from any college(s) or universities you have attended
  • Applicants must have achieved at least a 3.00 overall and 3.00 in major grade point average or equivalent in an accredited bachelor’s program. Students who do not meet this requirement are welcome to discuss their options for admission with the graduate advisor.
  • You may purchase this translation by contacting WES, or telephone at 1-800-937-3895. Request a course-by-course translation with conversion of all grades into a U.S.4- point scale with U.S. degree equivalencies. This translation must be received by the Office of Admissions in an envelope sealed by WES.
  • The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is required of all applicants whose native language is not English. The TOEFL or IELTS is generally not required of candidates who have studied for at least two years at an accredited high school or post-secondary institution where English is the only method of instruction, unless there is a need for additional evidence of proficiency in English upon review of other academic credentials. The minimum TOEFL score for admission: 79 Internet-based score (197 computer based, 527 paper-based score) or minimum IELTS score for admission: 6.0 (effective Spring 2012)
  • Personal Statement that addresses the reason you are interested in pursuing graduate work in this area of study.

Send application materials to:

Graduate Admissions
LIU Brentwood
1001 Crooked Hill Road
Brentwood, NY 11717