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Undergraduate Childhood Education (Grades 1-6)

Jason Riffaterre
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The Quality Urban Elementary School Teacher (QUEST) program is a teacher education program that prepares students to become New York State certified teachers of childhood education grades 1-6.  QUEST is a 30-credit program completed over either four or six semesters, which includes extensive field experiences attached to courses.  The six-semester sequence is designed for students who enter the program at the conclusion of their freshman year, and have no more than 40 credits.  The four-semester sequence is designed for transfer students and Hunter College students who apply to QUEST after they have completed 40 or more credits.

Before Hunter students can declare QUEST as a major, they must apply to the School of Education and be accepted.  Qualified applicants must submit a writing sample as well as participate in an interview.  Those who are accepted may officially declare QUEST as a major.  QUEST students must also declare a major in the School of Arts & Sciences.  Since the choice of a second major is restricted to subjects directly related to the critical subject areas in the elementary school curriculum, QUEST students are required to choose one of the following majors:

  • English
  • English Language Arts
  • Mathematics
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • History
  • Geography
  • Social Studies


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