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Undergraduate Childhood Education (Grades 1-6)

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The Quality Urban Elementary School Teacher (QUEST) program is an undergraduate childhood teacher education program that prepares students to become New York State certified teachers of childhood education grades 1-6. QUEST is a 36-credit program completed over either four or six semesters that includes extensive field experiences attached to courses. The six-semester sequence is designed for students who enter Hunter College as freshmen. The four-semester sequence is designed for transfer students and other students who do not apply to QUEST until they have completed 40 or more credits. 

Before Hunter students can declare Childhood Education (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 second major.  QUEST students must also declare a primary major in one of the liberal arts or sciences subject areas.




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