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Field and Clinical Experiences

As a teacher candidate in the Deaf and Hard of hearing program, you will learn about the design and performance of instruction through extensive field experiences in Deaf and Hard of Hearing classrooms.  Hunter college’s rich tradition in teacher education is based on a commitment to preparing effective educators for the rewarding challenges of teaching Deaf and Hard of Hearing students.  Upon graduation from Hunter’s Deaf and Hard of Hearing program, teacher candidates will not only be eligible for certification, but will also be thoroughly versed in the theories and practices of current teaching methods.

Coursework with Field Experience Requirements in the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Specialization courses including cross categorical courses:

Course Number
Course Title Number of Field
Experience Hours
SPED 700
Issues and Practices in the Education of Students with Disabilities 5 Hours
SPED 701
Assessment of Students with Disabilities 15 Hours
SPED 702 Classroom Management in Special Education and Inclusive Settings 20 Hours
SPED 720 American Sign Language 1 5 Hours
SPED 721 American Sign Language 2 5 Hours
SPED 730 Education of Students who are Deaf  & Hard-of-Hearing 10 Hours
SPED 731 Reading & Writing Development for Students who are Deaf & Hard-of-Hearing: Methods 15 Hours
SPED 733  Math & Across-Curriculum Adaptations for Students who are Deaf & Hard-of-Hearing: Methods  2 15 Hours
SPED 735 Speech Development and Remediation of Students who are Deaf & Hard-of-Hearing 5 Hours
SPED 736 Aural Rehabilitation of Students who are Deaf  & Hard-of-Hearing 5 Hours


Field Experience and Student Teaching/Practicum Sites

Course instructor determines sites for field experiences and Student Teaching/Practicum.  Sites include:

Hearing Educational Services Lexington School Mill Neck Manor
St. Joseph’s School for the Deaf
St. Francis School for the Deaf New York School for the Deaf Clarke School Cleary School

We also offer field experience observation via video conferencing with the American School for the Deaf in Hartford, CT and Texas School for the Deaf in Austin, TX.

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