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Hunter Stories

"You forget that kids are just as deep, complex, and interesting as adults. They're just smaller..."

– Kate, Clinically Rich, Childhood Education

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A Celebrated Tradition of Excellence in Preparing Teachers, Counselors, and Leaders in Urban Education

Founded in 1870 as a training school for educators, Hunter College's School of Education is one of the oldest and most prestigious education programs in New York City. The School of Education is a leader in tackling many national priorities, including the formulation and promotion of best practices in literacy education, instruction for emergent bilingual students, social justice for LGBT youth, support for students with disabilities, special education training, and peer-mediated instruction. Our faculty are recognized for their commitment to excellence by working hard to offer rigorous, engaging courses that challenge and prepare Hunter students for enduring professional success.

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Our students belong to a vibrant and diverse academic community that goes on to serve schools and agencies throughout New York City.

Application Deadlines

Fall

Early Deadline: March 15
Extended Deadline: April 15
Late Deadline: June 1

Spring

October 15*

*Select programs do not accept applications in the Spring. For more information, contact the School of Education Admissions Office

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If you have any questions, please email edadmissions@hunter.cuny.edu

By the Numbers: School of Education

WINNER: Christa McAuliffe Excellence in Teacher Education Award (2014-2015)

1st

Overall ranking in New York US News & World Report – 2014

96%

Graduates work within one year of graduation. – 2014

1st

CUNY to offer an Ed.D. Doctor of Education degree.

83%

Part-time students. – 2015

17%

Full-time students. – 2015

How Hunter Measures Against New York City's Top Private Programs

Teachers Effective Ratings

81%

Hunter

71%

Columbia

69%

NYU

Tenure Approval Ratings

63%

Hunter

62%

Columbia

61%

NYU

Cost Per Credit for New York State Residents

$425

Hunter

$1,454

Columbia

$1,596

NYU


* Effective ratings, Tenure Approval Ratings are NYC's DOE 2012 report.
** Cost per credit updated as of June 2016

Special Initiatives for Graduate Students

The faculty at Hunter College is committed to excellence in research, teaching and service. These grant-funded centers and initiatives are a product of our faculty’s expertise and are representative of Hunter's dedication to cross-disciplinary and community-centered work.

  • Center for Gifted Studies and Education
  • NYC MEN TEACH at Hunter College
  • UCARE
  • The Robert Noyce Scholarship Program for Math and Science Teachers
  • Regional Autism Center
  • Math Center
  • Video Analysis of Teaching

Learn more at hunter.cuny.edu

Partnership Programs for Graduate Students

In collaboration with a variety of local and national organizations, Hunter’s Office of Partnership Programs manages alternative certification and non-traditional offerings in the School of Education. These programs – many offering subsidized tuition – give participants the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in public schools while pursuing graduate coursework at Hunter:

  • Collaborative Leadership Advancing School Success (CLASS)
  • East Harlem Teaching Residency
  • Hunter College Lincoln Center Scholars Program
  • New York City Teaching Fellows
  • Subsidized Bilingual Extension Program
  • Teach for America
  • ESOL Intensive Teacher Institute
  • Urban Teacher Residency

Learn more at hunter.cuny.edu