Graduate Non-Degree Study


The School of Education offers graduate non-degree courses on a limited basis, pending course availability.

Applicants must have a U.S. or U.S.-equivalent bachelor’s degree with a 3.0 GPA or better. 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.

Before Submitting your Application

Please review and collect all documents listed below before starting the Graduate Non-Degree Application. Incomplete applications will result in delays in processing and approval for courses.

  1. Copies of all unofficial undergraduate and graduate transcripts
  2. Proof of Bachelor’s degree conferral (transcript showing graduation date or copy of diploma)
  3. A current resume
  4. A brief statement (250 words) describing your interest in pursuing non-degree graduate study at the School of Education. Applicants who plan to apply to matriculate in a graduate program should indicate their program of interest.
  5. List of approved non-degree course preferences (consult the list below)

Applicants may also need to upload Proof of Name Change documentation. The Non-Degree application fee is $75 and will be collected at the time of registration.

If you previously completed courses as a non-degree student at Hunter College, but have taken one or more semesters off, you must complete the Graduate Readmission Application form.

Approved Courses

Course descriptions can be found in the Graduate Catalog and meeting times and locations can be found in the CUNY course schedule.

Prospective non-degree students who plan to apply for matriculation to a graduate program are encouraged to visit the Academics program page to confirm that non-degree courses are aligned with their anticipated graduate program.

Fall 2020

Curriculum & Teaching Department

  • BILED 70100 Foundations of Bilingual Education
  • CEDC 70000 Art of Effective Teaching (waitlist only)
  • CEDC 71300 Health Education for the Classroom Teacher (waitlist only)
  • CEDC 70700 The Arts: An Interdisciplinary Learning Experience (waitlist only)
  • EDESL 70001/02/03 Special Topics in TESOL – Consult the schedule for specific course topics
  • EDESL 70307 Teacher and Student Learning in the Online environment
  • EDESL 78200 Methods in Teaching English as a Second Language – Adult
  • EDLIT 73000 Language, Literacy and Culture, Grades 1-12
  • EDLIT 73200 Children’s Literature
  • EDLIT 733 Theories and Process of Teaching Writing: PreK-Grade 6
  • EDLIT 735 Survey of Instructional Approaches in Literacy Education: Grades K-12
  • EDLIT 739 Literacy Instruction for Struggling Readers and Writers Prek-6
  • EDLIT 753 Methods of Teaching Writing Grades 5-12
  • EDLIT 755 Literacy Instruction for Struggling Readers and Writers: Grades 5-12 (closed)
  • SEDC 71000 Building the Foundations of Literacy in Adolescent Education (waitlist only)
  • SEDC 711 Advanced Study of Young Adult Literature in our Diverse Society
  • SEDC 72000 Adolescent Health and Safety

Educational Foundations Department

  • CEDF 70600 Social, Historical, Philosophical Foundations of Education: The American School
  • CEDF 71500 Diversity in the American School (closed)
  • COCO 70000 Life Stage Development (waitlist only)
  • COCO 70200 Theories of Counseling (closed)
  • ECF 70000 Child Development Birth-Age 8
  • ECF 70100 Social and Historical Contexts of Early Childhood Education (closed)
  • EDPS 70200 Educational Research Methods
  • SEDF 70300 Social Foundation of Adolescent Education (closed)

Special Education Department

  • EDABA 79800 Behavior Analytic Approaches to Learning
  • SPED 70050 Social, Historical, and Philosophical Foundations of General and Special Education (closed)
  • SPED 70100 Assessment of Students with Disabilities (closed)
  • SPEDE 76800 Fostering Development of Young Children with Diverse Abilities: Historical, Political and Inclusive Perspectives (closed)

Spring 2021 (Schedule to be Confirmed)

Curriculum & Teaching Department

  • SEDC 71200 Methods I: Intensive Study of Classroom Organization, Management, and Assessment of Instruction in Languages Other Than English, Grades 7–12 (only offered in Spring semesters)
  • CEDC 74000 Contemporary Mathematics in the Elementary School

Educational Foundations Department

  • EDPS 70300 Learning and Behavior Theories

After Submitting your Application

  • The School of Education will conduct an eligibility review.
  • If your request to take courses is approved, you will receive information about the next steps 2-3 weeks prior to the start of the semester.
  • Registration for non-degree students opens 2 weeks prior to the start of the semester. There is no guarantee that specific courses will be available.

More information including the Hunter College Graduate Student Non-degree Policy can be found on the Graduate Admissions website.

Contact for assistance with submitting your application.

Graduate non-degree students are ineligible for federal financial aid.