TESOL Adult (MA)

 

Students in the TESOL – Adult (MA) program participate in developmental field experiences (fieldwork) and supervised teaching (student teaching and practicum) administered by the Office of Clinical Experiences (OCE).

Students must apply for supervised teaching (student teaching and/or practicum) to gain registration permission and placement. For registration and placement processes and procedures see below.

COVID-19 Guidelines for Clinical Experiences

Students must follow COVID-19 protocols determined by the host organization or school.

Fieldwork and Supervised Teaching Requirements

For a full list of fieldwork and supervised teaching (student teaching and/or practicum) requirements consult the course catalog in conjunction with the course sequence and program trackers. Students must meet with the faculty advisor to determine their particular course of study before registering for classes.

Fieldwork

Fieldwork is defined as a classroom experience in a real-world educational setting, such as an intensive English program at a local college, in conjunction with a course. Most courses have fieldwork requirements – consult the course sequence and course catalog for details

Supervised Teaching: Student Teaching/Practicum

Students participate in supervised teaching (student teaching and practicum) as the culmination of their course of study. Students are observed by Hunter College Clinical Supervisors throughout the semester.

Support

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.