The School of Education
U.S. News & World Report Rates Hunter Among Best in the Nation
The 2014 National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ) review of teacher preparation programs, published by U.S. News & World Report, indicates that the Hunter College School of Education offers the greatest breadth of quality across programs in the mid-Atlantic United States and the highest overall ranking in New York State. The review covered 2,000 programs across three categories — elementary, secondary and special education (which was a sampling of over 100 programs). According to the review, “Hunter was one of only ten universities nationwide to have both an elementary and secondary program on the lists of Top Ranked Programs." All five Hunter College programs reviewed received a national ranking – one of only four universities in the nation with such a distinction of comprehensive excellence.
NCTQ also cited Hunter for its “promising or exemplar materials from teacher preparation programs” for two of its innovative practices:
- Video Analysis of Teaching (VAT), for its effectiveness in helping student teachers learn classroom management skills;
- Using Outcomes Data, which the review said strongly fulfills the "Six Core Principles of Improvement” of the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.
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