Graduate Non-Degree Study
The School of Education offers graduate non-degree courses on a limited basis, pending departmental permission and availability of space.
For information about undergraduate non-degree coursework click here.
The maximum number of non-degree credits allowed is 6 credits. Students taking the 4-credit Educational Psychology courses may take up to 8 credits. Students who earn a grade below B will not be permitted to continue taking non-degree courses.
Permission to register is granted only after matriculating students have registered, and there is no guarantee that specific courses will be available.
The following courses are approved for non-degree study. Course descriptions can be found in the Graduate Catalog, meeting times and locations can be found in the CUNY course schedule. Applicants planning to submit an application for matriculation to a graduate program are encouraged to visit the Academics page to determine which courses correspond to the anticipated graduate degree.
If you successfully complete non-degree courses that are requirements for a program you are later admitted, the courses will count towards your degree.
Curriculum & Teaching Department
- SEDC 710 Building the Foundations of Literacy in Adolescent Education (link to complete course list)
- SEDC 712 Methods I: Intensive Study of Classroom Organization, Management, and Assessment of Instruction in Languages Other Than English, Grades 7–12
- SEDC 720 Adolescent Health and Safety
- CEDC 700 Art of Effective Teaching
- CEDC 713 Health Education for the Classroom Teacher
- CEDC 707 The Arts: An Interdisciplinary Learning Experience
- EDLIT 732 Children’s Literature
- CEDC 740 Contemporary Mathematics in the Elementary School
Educational Foundations Department
- EDPS 702 Educational Research Methods
- EDPS 703 Learning and Behavior Theories
- SEDF 703 Social Foundation of Adolescent Education
- ECF 701 Social and Historical Contexts of Early Childhood Education
- CEDF 706 Social, Historical, Philosophical Foundations of Education: The American School
- CEDF 715 Diversity in the American School
Special Education Department
- SPED 700 Issues and Practices in Educating Students with Disabilities
- SPED 701 Assessment of Students with Disabilities
- SPEDE 768 Fostering Development on Young Children with Diverse Abilities: Historical, Political and Inclusive Perspectives
- EDABA798 Behavior Analytic Approaches to Learning
The School of Education reviews non-degree applications for the Summer, Fall and Spring terms.
Summer: May 1
Fall: August 1
Spring: January 1
Submitting your Application
Please collect all documents listed below before starting the Non-Degree Application.
- A copy of all undergraduate and graduate transcripts
- A current resume
- A brief statement describing why you wish to pursue non-degree graduate study at the School of Education, and whether you are interested in applying as a degree student in the future. *Applicants who plan to apply to matriculate in a graduate
- A list of courses from the list below that you would like to take.
The Non-Degree Application fee is $125 and will be collected at the time of your first registration. Please see the full non-degree policy on the Graduate Admissions webpage.
If you previously completed courses as a non-degree student at Hunter College, but have taken one or more semester off please complete the Graduate Readmission Application form.