Clinical Professor of Special Education
William Longsworth is a clinical professor in the Special Education department. He is the program leader and faculty advisor for the Childhood Special Education Learning Disabilities dual and single certification programs.
Professor Longsworth started his teaching at Hunter as an adjunct lecturer in 2013. From 2014-2018, Professor Longsworth served as the coordinator for the Hunter College Learning Lab, an applied practicum in clinical teaching. Located at Hunter College, as well as several school-based sites, the Learning Lab is a supervised practicum providing intensive, specially designed instruction for students with learning disabilities or mild intellectual disability from grades 1-12. Professor Longsworth began his teaching career in New York City as a Teaching Fellow. Working in an urban high school, he has been a teacher in the special education setting in all content areas as well as a SETSS provider and department chair. Professor Longsworth earned his master’s degree in special education with a specialization in learning disabilities from Hunter College.
Professor Longsworth earned his master’s degree in special education with a specialization in learning disabilities from Hunter College.
In addition to coordinating the Hunter College Learning Lab, Professor Longsworth teaches a variety of courses including:
- SPED 700.00: Issues and Practices in Educating Students with Disabilities (Course Leader)
- SPED 700.50: Social, Historical, and Philosophical Foundations of General and Special Education (Course Leader)
- SPED 704.50: Teaching Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students
- SPED 708.00: Teaching Students with Special Needs in Inclusive Classrooms
- SPED 751.00: Methods and Materials for Teaching Students with Behavior Disorders
- SPED 771.00: Methods of Teaching Reading for Adolescents with Learning Disabilities
- SPED 777.00: Supervised Clinical Teaching of Students with Learning Disabilities
- SPED 780.00: The Study of Learning Disabilities in Children and Adolescents (Course Leader)