New York, New York

CUNY - Hunter College

Undergraduate Elementary, Traditional

Suggested citation:
National Council on Teacher Quality. (2020). CUNY - Hunter College Undergraduate Elementary. Teacher Prep Review. [Data set].
Retrieved from: https://www.nctq.org/review/view/CUNY----Hunter-College--NY-1

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Knowledge
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Comments on analysis

Courses reviewed: QSTAB 30000, QSTAB 30100, QSTAP 40180, and QSTAP 41080

The research-based content proven to be necessary for teaching all children to read should be clearly evident in course materials such as lecture topics, assignments and textbooks. All of a program's required reading courses — not just some courses — should impart what is necessary to teach reading.

The program does not meet the standard. Looking at a full range of course materials, there is little or no evidence of adequate instruction on the components of effective reading instruction.

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Elementary Mathematics
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Students cannot excel in mathematics without skillful instruction in the earliest years of school. Teacher candidates generally require three semesters of coursework, complemented by adequate field practice, to progress from a procedural to a conceptual understanding of the essential mathematics topics taught in the elementary grades.

Courses reviewed: MATH 10400, MATH 10500, QSTAB 30200, and QSTAP 40680

Through a review of the coursework noted above, the program was found to provide teacher candidates with good coverage of numbers & operations, algebra, geometry, and data analysis & probability. The program was also found to require at least three SCHs of coursework focused on the methods of mathematics instruction.

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Building Knowledge
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Because they teach all subjects, elementary teacher candidates need to have a solid grasp of literature and composition, American and world history, geography and science. Teacher candidates should also develop some expertise outside of their professional studies, not only to enrich their own academic experience, but also to serve as a fallback major in the event that the student teaching experience is unsuccessful.

Requirements established by the program and/or the institution in which it is located ensure that all elementary certification candidates must take relevant classes in the checked topics below.

Literature & Composition
 ✗ World literature
Consider revising required coursework in World literature so that it covers, at a minimum but not exclusively, both the major literary genres and the significant works and movements of Western literature, beginning with ancient Greek and/or Roman sources.
 ✗ American literature
 ✔ Writing, grammar and composition
 ✗ Children's literature
History & Geography
 ✔ Early American history
 ✔ Modern American history or Government
 ✗ World history—ancient
 ✗ World history—modern
 ✔ Geography
Science
 ✗ Biology
Because of the range of course options permitted, all elementary teacher candidates are not required to take the equivalent of a three semester credit hour general education course that covers biology and matter related to biological processes, including topics such as cellular structures and dynamics, genetics, taxonomy, evolution, plant and animal physiology, developmental biology, and, ecology. Cellular and molecular biology should be more prominently featured than ecology and/or evolution.
 ✗ Chemistry
Because of the range of course options permitted, all elementary teacher candidates are not required to take the equivalent of a three semester credit hour general education course that covers topics such as measurement, matter and energy, atomic theory and structure, the periodic table, chemical reactions, stoichiometry, chemical bonding, states of matter, reaction rates and equilibria, acids and bases, nuclear chemistry, and biochemistry.
 ✗ Physics
Because of the range of course options permitted, all elementary teacher candidates are not required to take the equivalent of a three semester credit hour general education course that falls into one of these broad categories.

Physics: an introductory course covering motion, energy, conservation laws, gravity, phase changes, thermodynamics, electricity, magnetism, sound, light, and wave dynamics.

Physical Science: an introduction to physical science which features physics prominently.

Earth Science: an introductory course that covers one or more of geology, climatology, astronomy, and oceanography.
 ✗ Earth science

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