Graduate Non-Degree Study


The School of Education offers graduate non-degree courses on a limited basis, pending departmental permission and availability of space.

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 collect all documents listed below before starting the 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. A current resume
  3. A brief statement 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.
  4. A list of which approved non-degree courses you are interested in completing

Applicants may also need to upload Proof of Name Change documentation. The Non-Degree Application fee is $125 and will be collected at the time of your first 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.

Application Deadlines

Fall Semester: August 1

Spring Semester: January 1

Summer Semester: May 1

Approved Courses

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

Applicants planning to apply for matriculation to a graduate program are encouraged to visit the Academics program page to confirm that non-degree courses are also required by their anticipated graduate program.

Curriculum & Teaching Department

  • SEDC 71000 Building the Foundations of Literacy in Adolescent Education
  • SEDC 71200 Methods I: Intensive Study of Classroom Organization, Management, and Assessment of Instruction in Languages Other Than English, Grades 7–12
  • SEDC 72000 Adolescent Health and Safety
  • CEDC 70000 Art of Effective Teaching
  • CEDC 71300 Health Education for the Classroom Teacher
  • CEDC 70700 The Arts: An Interdisciplinary Learning Experience
  • EDLIT 73200 Children’s Literature
  • CEDC 74000 Contemporary Mathematics in the Elementary School
  • EDESL 70306 Teacher Leadership for ELLS
  • EDESL 78300 Methods in Teaching English as a Second Language – PK-12

Educational Foundations Department

  • EDPS 70200 Educational Research Methods
  • EDPS 70300 Learning and Behavior Theories
  • SEDF 70300 Social Foundation of Adolescent Education
  • ECF 70100 Social and Historical Contexts of Early Childhood Education
  • CEDF 70600 Social, Historical, Philosophical Foundations of Education: The American School
  • CEDF 71500 Diversity in the American School

Special Education Department

  • SPED 70050 Social, Historical, and Philosophical Foundations of General and Special Education
  • SPED 70100 Assessment of Students with Disabilities
  • SPED 72000 American Sign Language (ASL I)
  • SPED 72100 American Sign Language (ASL II)
  • SPEDE 76800 Fostering Development of Young Children with Diverse Abilities: Historical, Political and Inclusive Perspectives
  • EDABA 79800 Behavior Analytic Approaches to Learning


  • ARTH780 4D01 Special Projects in Art Education
  • ARTH73400-01 Theory and Criticism in Visual Art Education

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 next steps 2-3 weeks prior to the start of the semester.
  • Registration for non-degree students open 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.