Director of Adolescent and TESOL Clinical Experiences
Room HW 1004
Monday – Thursday 3:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages)
The Office of Adolescent and TESOL Clinical Experiences assigns
graduate students to New York City public schools to fulfill their
student teaching requirements.
Hunter College is an urban teaching program; all field placements take place in New York City public schools.
Student teaching is the culminating fieldwork experience in the TESOL program. Graduate students who have completed or are in the process of completing 30 credits, and who have passed the LAST and 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 school. They work full-time Monday through Friday for the entire school day under the guidance of their cooperating teacher. TESOL student teachers have two placements, one at the elementary level (K-6) and one at the secondary level, over the course of two semesters. Student teachers are observed by a Hunter College field supervisor four times each semester.
The TESOL Practicum is a 1-credit course. Applicants for practicum must be full-time teachers, teaching a full-day schedule of TESOL classes five days a week. They must have completed (or be in the process of completing) 30 credits. They must also have completed the LAST and ATS-W examinations, and 100 hours of fieldwork in approved courses. Practicum students are observed by a Hunter College field supervisor two times each semester.