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William H. Longsworth

Clinical Professor


William Longsworth is a clinical professor for the Learning Disabilities program in the Special Education department. He is the coordinator for the Hunter College Learning Lab, an applied practicum in clinical teaching. Located at Hunter College as well as several school-based sites, the Learning Lab is a supervised practicum providing intensive, specially designed instruction for students with learning disabilities or mild cognitive impairment from grades 1-12. Professor Longsworth began his career in New York City as a Teaching Fellow. He has been a teacher in the special education setting in all content areas as well as a SETSS provider. Working in an urban high school, he also served as a special education department chair and was selected as a mentor for the Urban Teacher Residency program.


Professor Longsworth earned his master’s degree in special education with a specialization in learning disabilities from Hunter College.


In addition to coordinating the Hunter College Learning Lab, Professor Longsworth teaches a variety of courses including:

SPED 700: Issues and Practices in Educating Students with Disabilities

SPED 708: Teaching Students with Special Needs in Inclusive Classrooms

SPED 751: Methods and Materials for Teaching Students with Behavior Disorders

SPED 771: Methods of Teaching Reading for Adolescents with Learning Disabilities

SPED 777: Supervised Clinical Teaching of Students with Learning Disabilities

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