Urban Teacher Residency – Adolescent Biology (MA)
Welcome to the Urban Teacher Residency – Adolescent Biology (MA) program home page. Use this page as a guide to the program from acceptance to graduation.
The Urban Teacher Residency (UTR) program, a partnership between Hunter College, New Visions for Public Schools, and the New York City Department of Education, is an 18-month teacher preparation residency program that integrates the graduate coursework of the aspiring teacher with intensive, hands-on experiences in New York City schools. The program consists of a residency year in which students are fully immersed in a host school alongside an experienced mentor teacher and an induction year in which they are hired as a full-time teacher of record. Tuition costs are subsidized at approximately 50% and students are not responsible for any tuition payments until their second year in the program. Upon successful completion of the program, students will earn a master’s degree and are eligible for New York State initial certification.
The program advisor will notify students of their cohort’s particular course of study before registering for classes. Course sequence is subject to change. To view course descriptions, progress standards and exit requirements visit the catalog.
- SEDC 713 Methods 1: Advanced Study of Secondary Learning Environments for Teaching Mathematics and Science (3 credits)
- SEDF 714 Adolescent Development and Learning: Grades 7-12 (3 credits)
- SPED 708 Teaching Students with Special Needs in Inclusive Settings (3 credits)
- Pre-Service Fieldwork
First Fall – Residency Year
- SEDC 724 Methods 2: Intensive Study of Teaching Diverse Learners in Science, Grades 7-12 (3 credits)
- SEDC 774.11 Practicum in Biology, Grades 7-9 Part 1 (1 credit)
- SEDF 706 Assessment of Teaching and Learning in Adolescent Education (2 credits)
- BIOL 604 Biology Education 1 (3 credits)
First Spring – Residency Year
- SEDC 710 Building Foundations of Literacy in Adolescent Education (3 credits)
- SEDC 774.11 Practicum in Biology, Grades 7-9 Part 2 (1 credit)
- BIOL 630 Science and Society (3 credits)
- BIOL 605 Biology Education 2 (3 credits)
- SEDF 703 Social Foundations of Adolescent Education (3 credits)
- BIOL 610.55 Laboratory Workshop in Biology Education (4 credits)
Second Fall – Induction Year
- SEDC 774.21 Practicum in Biology, Grades 10-12 (2 credits)
- BIOL 660 Challenging Concepts in Biology (4 credits)
Total credits: 41