Internship Certificate


Internship Certification for Graduate Teacher, Leader and School Counseling Students

The Internship Certificate allows a teacher or educational leadership candidate to serve as a teacher or leader of record while completing the master’s degree program. The Internship Certificate is reserved for graduate teacher or leader education students who meet certain New York State Education Department (NYSED) and Hunter College School of Education requirements.

Internship Certificate Requirements

All internship certificate candidates must:

  • be matriculated into a Hunter College School of Education graduate teacher, leader or school counseling program.
  • have completed at least 50% of their Hunter College School of Education program.
  • maintain fingerprint clearance.
  • be currently employed or received an employment offer that requires certification in their pending certification area.
  • have completed all required workshops for pending certification – the Dignity for All Students Act (DASA) workshop, School Violence Prevention and Intervention workshop and Child Abuse Identification workshop.
  • be enrolled in a practicum or Internship Certificate course.
  • have the recommendation of a faculty member who has knowledge of their performance in previous Hunter College clinical placements (not required for students enrolled in the practicum required of their program).

Please note, some programs may have additional requirements in order to receive faculty recommendation.

For practicum and supervised teaching courses, programs differ in terms of capacity to provide supervision outside of the Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens and Manhattan. For students who are not yet ready for Practicum, please contact your program leader or faculty advisor to discuss the specifics for your program.

Important Information for Students in Special Education Programs

Under no circumstances may Special Education candidates in Early Childhood, Childhood, Adolescent and PreK-12 programs inclusive of Deaf and Hard of Hearing or Blind and Visually Impaired apply for a General Education internship certificate. Candidates in these programs may only apply for and teach under the Students with Disabilities internship certificate.

Important Information for Students in the Adolescent Math Programs

For students in the Adolescent Math Masters and Advanced Certificate programs, faculty will only recommend for an internship if the teaching position is teaching at least 60% math courses (computer science and tech courses do not qualify).

Application Instructions and Deadlines

Internship Certification Cancellation

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