Welcome to the Hunter College’s School of Education, founded in 1870 as New York City’s first teacher-preparation school. Our School of Education is dedicated to the preparation of deeply thoughtful, knowledgeable and highly effective teachers, administrators and counselors and to the advancement of scholarship that will improve knowledge about and the conditions of our communities. We approach these purposes with a shared belief that the promise of education to improve lives cannot be accomplished without addressing existing societal inequities and injustices.

The School of Education faculty, staff and students make significant contributions to lives of individuals, families and communities. Graduates of our programs assume roles of responsibility and leadership in PreK-12 classrooms, schools and school districts, research and policy centers, and community agencies. By using reflective practice and translating research into action, they are prepared to guide the academic, social and emotional development of children, adolescents and adults.

The Hunter College School of Education relies on strong partnerships in local schools and agencies to enhance the experience of our students. We believe our work is built on the strengths and assets of the dynamic urban community in which we live.

Our website provides the opportunity for you to learn more about School of Education and each of our three academic departments – Curriculum and Teaching, Educational Foundations and Counseling, and Special Education. Each department offers a broad range of outstanding programs in the field of education and educator preparation for experienced educators as well as those new to the profession.

We hope your exploration of our website leads you to learn more about School of Education, our faculty and programs and invite you to take the next step and make a difference!

Jennifer Tuten, Acting Dean, School of Education

Jennifer Tuten