East Harlem Tutorial Program – Childhood Special Education (Advanced Certificate)


Clinical Experiences: Fieldwork and Learning Lab


As a participant in the East Harlem Tutorial Program – Childhood Special Education Advanced Certificate program you are required to be hired as a full-time teacher in a EHTP Scholars Academy school. Fieldwork requirements can be completed in your capacity as a full-time teacher but may require you to occasionally observe or visit another classroom in your school.

Learning Lab

In the second year of your program you will enroll in Learning Lab. Learning Lab is a required year-long clinical experience embedded in SPED 782 and SPED 784. This lab draws on the lectures and materials from the methods courses in your program. In this clinical teaching practicum, you will be required to tutor a student with an IEP twice weekly to address individualized goals of the student and practice use of specialized, research based methods for students with disabilities. This tutoring must take place outside of regular class time. You will receive specific information and support about the tutoring requirements in your SPED 782 and SPED 784 courses. You will tutor a student at your school and participate in a hybrid seminar. Per the Hunter College School of Education progress standards, you must receive a grade of at least a B in Learning Lab. If you receive a grade of B- or lower you must apply to the department chair for permission to retake the course. Students who earn an F in Learning Lab will not be allowed to continue in the program.