The BA and BA/MِِِِِA programs in Adolescent Biology lead to initial certification as a teacher. These programs include fieldwork in New York City Public schools. Students must take a specified sequence of education courses in addition to fulfilling the General Education Requirement (GER) and the requirements of their major.
Adolescent education is a 26-credit course of study that students usually complete over four semesters. Students major in the subject they plan to teach and minor in adolescent education.
Admission to the School of Education is not automatic with admission to Hunter College. There is a separate admission process that involves an online application, a writing sample and an interview.
6. Transfer students will have to complete 12 credits of coursework at Hunter College before applying. However, transfer students with 60 or more credits and a GPA of 3.3 or better may be immediately considered for admission.
Liberal Arts and Science Major Requirements
37 credits in Biology plus 33.5-36.5 credits in required additional science and math courses (total 70.5 to 73.5 credits). (see Biological Sciences Major I for details of course requirements)
Required Liberal Arts & Sciences General Core
Other State Certification Requirements
Students must pass the Liberal Arts and Sciences Test (LAST) and the Assessment of Teaching Skills-Written (ATS-W) Secondary of the New York state teacher certification exam prior to student teaching.
Fingerprints must be cleared prior to student teaching.