- All incoming TAL graduate students who have not passed the Liberal Arts and Sciences Test (LAST) of the New York State Certification Exam (NYSTCE) and do not possess New York State teaching certification are required to take the TAL Department Assessment, a measure of writing skill, before registration. Students who do not achieve a passing score (Level 3) on the assessment must enroll in TAL 088 Textual Strategies for Educations, a non-credit course to develop reading and writing skills at the graduate level, during the first semester. They are also required to meet with the School of Education's Director of Academic Support Services early in the semester to discuss the results of the assessment. In addition, students scoring at Level 1 are limited to 3 credits in the first semester; students scoring at Level 2 are limited to 6.
- Please contact the School of Education at (718) 488-1055 if you require further information.