Urban Teacher Residency – Adolescent Earth Science (MA)
Welcome to the Urban Teacher Residency – Adolescent Earth Science (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 774.14 Practicum in Earth Science, Grades 7-9 Part 1 (1 credit)
- SEDF 706 Assessment of Teaching and Learning in Adolescent Education (2 credits)
First Spring – Residency Year
- SEDC 710 Building the Foundations of Literacy in Adolescent Education (3 credits)
- SEDC 774.14 Practicum in Earth Science, Grades 7-9 Part 2 (1 credit)
- PGEOG 630 Science and Society (3 credits)
- PGEOG 660 Challenging Concepts in Earth Science: Using Research to Identify Common Misconceptions and Assess Student Learning (4 credits)
- SEDF 703 Social Foundations of Adolescent Education (3 credits)
- PGEOG 70163 Earth Science Today (3 credits)
- PGEOG/GTECH Elective (3 or 4 credits)
Second Fall – Induction Year
- SEDC 774.24 Practicum in Earth Science, Grades 10-12 (2 credits)
- GTECH 709 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (3 credits)
Total credits: 40 – 41