Prospective Graduate Students Overview
The Hunter College School of Education offers a wide variety of master’s degree programs and advanced certificates in teacher education, school and district administration, and counseling. Most of our programs lead to New York State certification.
The School offers a combination of academic coursework, taken at the Hunter College campus, combined with practical field experiences in New York City public schools and other school and counseling settings.
“…For one hundred and thirty five years, the school has
dedicated itself to preparing teachers for their vital work in the
schools of New York City and beyond. As we continue to build on this
remarkable legacy, we are committed to programs that are cutting-edge –
backed by the best research and practical experience – and timeless,
grounded on deep consideration of what it means to be an educated
To achieve these goals, we have a faculty with outstanding expertise and national recognition for their scholarship in the multiple fields that make up a comprehensive teacher preparation program. Major grants have supported faculty research in such diverse domains as education technology, bilingual education, and teaching vision rehabilitation professionals. Our faculty is equally engaged in professional development of in-service teachers, the preparation of counselors for in-school and out-of-school settings, education policy reform initiatives, and designing and supporting community-school partnerships.
Hannah Arendt once wrote that when we choose to educate the next generation, we have to take responsibility for our world, for the portrait of that world we wish to place before our children, for the stories we will share with them, and the knowledge that will ground their freedom. I invite you to share that responsibility with us at Hunter College: a public school in the public service devoted to offering the best in teacher preparation.”