Visual Impairment – Rehabilitation Teaching (MSEd)
Students in the Visual Impairment – Rehabilitation Teaching (MSEd) program participate in developmental field experiences (fieldwork), and two semesters of internship.
For a full list of fieldwork and internship requirements consult the course catalog and your course sequence guides. Meet with your faculty advisor to determine your particular course of study before registering for classes.
COVID-19 Guidelines for Clinical Experiences
Students must follow COVID-19 protocols determined by the host organization or school.
Fieldwork and Internship 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. 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.
Review the course descriptions, progress standards, and exit requirements in the Course Catalog based on start date.
Course Catalog Summer 2022 onward
Course Catalog prior to Summer 2022
Course Sequence and Program Tracker
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.
Placement Processes and Procedures
For courses with fieldwork components, students are responsible for identifying placement within New York State after attending class and receiving instructions from your instructor.
Fieldwork Hours Time Record Form
All students participate in internship hours as the culmination of your course of study. Students who complete all required courses with a grade of “B” or higher are eligible to register for Rehabilitation Teaching and Orientation and Mobility internship courses. The following two courses are required in the same semester students are completing internship hours at a vision rehabilitation agency:
- SPED 763
- SPED 764
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
- Linda Fugate, Advisor and Clinical Placement Specialist
Contact for questions concerning the following:
- Fieldwork placement
- Student Teaching/Practicum application and placement