New York State Liberal Arts Requirements

Per the State of New York, all teacher candidates must complete a liberal arts college course requirement. During the application process, your transcript will be evaluated for these courses. If you lack any of these credits, you may earn them at any accredited college or by taking a relevant CLEP test.

If a student has more than three liberal arts requirements outstanding, we recommend you earn these credits before beginning your Masters work at SILS.

Liberal Arts Course Requirements:

  • Arts
  • Communication
  • Humanities
  • Language other than English (6 credits)
  • Written Expression
  • Historical and Social Science
  • Scientific processes
  • Mathematical Processes

For more information on acceptable courses to fulfill these requirements, visit the T-Cert web site:
http://eservices.nysed.gov/teach/certhelp/CertRequirementHelp.do#cfocus

To search this page, select “classroom teacher” as your Area of Interest, “library science” as your Subject Area, “k-12 all grades” for Grade Level, and “initial certification” for Certification Type.

For more information, or to have your transcript evaluated, speak to the LMS coordinator.

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