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Kenney Robinson
Director of Adolescent and TESOL Clinical Experiences
Room HW 1004
212 772-4038
Kenney.Robinson@hunter.cuny.edu


Office Hours

Monday – Thursday 3:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

The Office of Adolescent and TESOL Clinical Experiences assigns undergraduate and graduate students to New York City public schools to fulfill their required fieldwork hours and their culminating student teaching experience.

Hunter College is an urban teaching program; all field placements take place in New York City public schools.

 

Undergraduate Students

Fieldwork

Adolescent Education undergraduate students complete three fieldwork experiences prior to the student teaching semester. Fieldwork experiences are paired with the following three courses: Adolescent Development, Educational Psychology and Methods II.  For each of the fieldwork courses, students are assigned to a school for one specific day each week for 13 weeks (Tuesdays or Thursdays).

Student Teaching

Student teaching is the culminating fieldwork experience. Undergraduate students who have completed or are in the process of completing the required major coursework and the adolescent education sequence, and who have completed the LAST and the ATS-W may apply for student teaching. Students must apply for student teaching by April 1 for the fall term and November 1 for the spring term.  In student teaching, teacher candidates are assigned to a cooperating teacher in their subject at a New York City public secondary school.  They work full-time Monday through Friday for the entire school day under the guidance of their cooperating teacher.  Student teachers are observed by a Hunter College field supervisor four times during the semester.

 

Graduate Students

Fieldwork

Adolescent Education graduate students complete three fieldwork experiences prior to the student teaching semester. Fieldwork experiences are paired with the following three courses held at the college: Adolescent Development, Educational Psychology and Methods II.  For each of the fieldwork courses, students are assigned to a school for one specific day each week for 13 weeks (Tuesdays or Thursdays).

 

Student Teaching

Student teaching is the culminating fieldwork experience. Graduate students who have completed or are in the process of completing the required major coursework and the adolescent education sequence, and have passed the LAST and the ATS-W may apply for student teaching. Students must apply for student teaching by April 1 for the fall term and November 1 for the spring term. For student teaching, teacher candidates are assigned to a cooperating teacher in their subject at a New York City public secondary school.  They work full time Monday through Friday for the entire school day under the guidance of their cooperating teacher.  Student teachers are observed by a Hunter College field supervisor four times during the semester.

 

Practicum

The adolescent practicum is a two-credit graduate seminar. Applicants for practicum must be full time teachers, teaching a full-day schedule five days a week in the grade and subject of their graduate program.   They must be teaching either with certification, or in a school that does not require certification and have completed the required credits of education and content area courses.  They must also have completed the LAST and ATS-W examinations.  Practicum students are observed by a Hunter College field supervisor two or more times each semester.


 

Students must apply for practicum by April 1 for the fall term and November 1 for the spring term.

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