About the Department
Professor Jennifer Tuten
Assistant to the Department Chair
Welcome to the Department of Curriculum and Teaching at Hunter College, the home of a wide variety of graduate and undergraduate programs that will prepare you for one of the highest callings in society: education. Along with the other departments in the School of Education, we carry on the original mission of Hunter College: the preparation of educators.
As part of the largest department in the Hunter College School of Education, Curriculum & Teaching programs prepare teachers and other school personnel in the areas of Childhood Education (elementary), Adolescent Education (secondary), Early Childhood Education, Literacy, Bilingual Education, Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL--K-12 and Adult), and Administration & Supervision. Our primary mission is to prepare teachers for any classroom environment, although we are particularly committed to preparing teachers for the challenges of public education in an urban setting.
The Department of Curriculum and Teaching houses the majority of the programs and courses in the Hunter College School of Education, working closely with departments in the School of Arts & Sciences to train teachers in content area knowledge, and in the methods of teaching such subject areas as English/Language Arts, Social Studies, Foreign Languages, Music, ESL, Bilingual Education, Math, and Science. Its programs ask future teachers and administrators to be thoughtful and knowledgeable educators, advocates for children and other learners, active promoters of social justice, knowledgeable resources, and effective future leaders in education.