Undocumented Student Support for Teacher Education Programs


Students with an undocumented citizenship status are eligible to apply to all School of Education programs leading to initial certification. Due to city and state constraints around citizenship status in the teaching profession, the path to teaching in New York is different for non-citizens. This page will provide you with an overview of those differences as well as CUNY and School of Education supports to assist you on your path.

The Core Differences

Applying to a Teacher Education Program

Graduate Applicants

Undergraduate Applicants

CUNY Resources for Undocumented Students

Immigrant Student Liaison

  • CUNY colleges have designated staff who serve as Immigrant Student Liaisons. The liaison for Hunter College is Miesha Smith, Director of Student Life. Contact at ms177@hunter.cuny.edu