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Graduating Seniors

*Students with a 3.0 GPA or higher may be eligible to take a graduate level course

Scheduling a Mandatory Senior Check

At your senior check appointment, you will sit down one-on-one to review your curriculum. The proactive contract is a formal review of your completed coursework and official degree requirements where we can answer questions, identify your remaining requirements, possible minors, possibilities for graduate courses, etc.  The format is more formal than the student checks we offer every semester. To schedule an appointment:

  • Call 716.286.8336.

  • Stop by the Dean’s Office (Academic Complex Room 221)

  • May/August Graduates: Complete your check during the summer, August, September, or October.

  • December Graduates: Complete your senior check during the spring semester.

Student Teaching Eligibility

  • Is your overall GPA higher than 2.5?
  • Is your content GPA higher than 2.5?
  • Will you have your L&S and 2 successful 30 hour TA's completed?

Important Documents

Graduation Form - Found on MyNU
Certification Checklist

Certification Test Requirements
Digital Fingerprinting Process
New York State Testing Safety Net Chart
Undergraduate Education Course Fees

Thinking about Graduate School at Niagara University?

The College of Education at Niagara University is dedicated to preparing the highest quality teachers, educational leaders, school and mental health counselors, and school psychologists - professionals who will make a difference for children and their families.

  • We make a commitment to serve those most in need.
  • We engage learners in meaningful ways, using the knowledge and experience they bring as the core of instructional practice.
  • We continuously examine and implement a wide range of research-based practices to support learners.
  • We reflect upon our practices to assess progress and continuously improve programs.

Our dedicated and highly-experienced faculty leads the way in teaching, research and service in their respective professions. Our strong partnerships with the P-12 schools and community organizations transcend our work, providing many clinically-rich experiences for candidates.

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