Adolescent Special Education (Advanced Certificate)
Students in the Adolescent Special Education (Advanced Certificate) program participate in developmental field experiences (fieldwork).
For registration and placement procedures for courses with fieldwork see below.
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Fieldwork and Supervised Teaching Requirements
For a full list of fieldwork requirements consult the course catalog in conjunction with the course sequence. The course catalog provides descriptions detailing fieldwork requirements per course, important progress standards, and exit requirements based on matriculation date. Students must meet with the faculty advisor to determine their particular course of study before registering for classes.
Course Sequence and Program Tracker
The course sequence provides a suggested order of education courses for the program based on start date. Students must meet with the faculty advisor to determine their particular course of study before registering for classes.
Security Clearance Requirements
Fingerprinting is required for certification and select clinical experiences (fieldwork and student teaching/practicum). Visit Fingerprinting for Hunter College School of Education Students for complete requirements, processes and procedures.
Fieldwork is a classroom experience in a New York City Public School in conjunction with a course. Select courses have fieldwork requirements.
Registration and Placement
Registration permission is not required for courses with fieldwork components.
For courses with fieldwork components requiring 25 hours or more (SPED 772, SPED 774), students will be placed in a learning lab setting in which they are paired 1:1 with a student for tutoring.
For courses requiring less than 25 hours of fieldwork, after attending class and receiving instructions from your instructor, students are responsible for identifying placement within New York State. Please refer to the NYC Department of Education at schools.nyc.gov to find a school in your neighborhood.
Students working full time as assistant, associate or head teacher may be eligible to complete their fieldwork requirements in their current job if it is aligned to their pending certification/area of study.
The following are required for eligibility:
- Teaching position must be aligned with pending certification
- Site must be pre-approved by faculty and/or Office of Clinical Experiences
- Students must submit documentation from worksite/school program director
Fieldwork Hours Time Record Form
Letter of Introduction
Some P-12 schools may require a letter of introduction from Hunter College for students who need to complete observation hours. Students can download this document via the link below. Please note, for reasons of confidentiality, you will need to be logged in with your huntersoe.org credentials.
The Office of Clinical Experiences administers and provides support for students regarding fieldwork and supervised teaching (student teaching and practicum). The Office is led by Marshall George, Olshan Professor of Clinical Practice, and the Director of the Office of Clinical Experiences Ileana Infante.
Each program has a Clinical Placement Specialist to work with students regarding fieldwork and supervised teaching.
Clinical Placement Specialist
Contact for questions concerning the following:
- Fieldwork placement
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