School of Education Programs
Hunter College has two undergraduate teacher education programs.
QUEST is for students who wish to become childhood teachers (grades 1-6).
ADOLESCENT EDUCATION is for students who wish to become middle or high school teachers of a particular subject (grades 7-12).
PRE K - 12 PROGRAMS - The Dance Education program is for students who wish to become dance teachers in grades pre K to 12.
Both programs require that students apply after they have been accepted to Hunter. The application process involves a paper application, a writing sample and an interview. Students must apply by November 1 for the spring term and by April 1 for the fall term. Applications are available in the School of Education, Room 1000 West.
The Hunter College School of Education offers over 40 master’s degrees and certificate programs to those who want to serve as teachers, counselors and administrators in New York City and beyond. We have programs designed both for those who are new to education – whether recent graduates or career changers – and for current teachers looking to expand their professional expertise and become certified in new areas. These include programs in:
- Early Childhood and Childhood Education
- Bilingual Education
- Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)
- Literacy Education
- Adolescent Education
- Creative Arts Education: Dance; Music
- Special Education
- School Leadership, Counseling and Educational Psychology
The mission of the Hunter College Center for Gifted Studies and Education is to support and empower gifted students, their teachers, and their families by playing a leading role in research, teacher training, and the development of new curricula, programs, and policies.
Hunter College established the Mathematics Center for Learning and Teaching to help promote the math- ematics competency of PreKindergarten through grade 12 children.
The Regional Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders aims to improve education services to children and youth with Autism Spectrum Disorders in New York City and to assist families in supporting their children in their home and community.
Noyce scholars receive up to $20,000 in scholarship support during their last two years of the BA/MA program in Adolescent Education that leads to teacher certification in teaching math or science. Majors include biology, chemistry, earth science, mathematics and physics.
The New Visions for Public Schools-Hunter College Urban Teacher Residency is a two year teacher-preparation program that fully integrates the graduate coursework of the aspiring teacher (resident) with intensive, hands-on experiences in New York City schools.
This video analysis initiative will place the Hunter College School of Education at the forefront of national efforts to improve the preparation of teachers.