For Future Teachers
If you've always wanted to teach and have a passion for education, Hunter College, located in the heart of New York City, has the perfect curriculum and environment to make your dreams a reality. Hunter, founded in 1870 by Irish immigrant Thomas Hunter, who was president of the school during its first 37 years, was originally a women's college for training teachers. Today, it is the largest college in the City University of New York system.
Colorful and Noble History
Hunter has a colorful and noble history. It was originally known as the Female Normal and High School (later renamed the Normal College of the City of New York). Hunter's first home was an armory and saddle store, and was open to all qualified women, regardless of race, religion, or ethnic background—which was not the prevailing admission practice of the day. Created by the New York State Legislature, Hunter was regarded as the only approved institution for those wanting to teach in New York City.
Today, Hunter College is an all-inclusive teaching and research institution. Almost 5,000 Hunter students (out of the more than 20,000 registered) are enrolled in a graduate program— the most prevalent being education and social work. Although a minority of students are the first in their families to attend college, Hunter maintains a strong concern for women's education, with nearly 75 percent of its students being female. Hunter is also home to the Bella Abzug Leadership Institute, which runs training programs for women to build leadership, public speaking, business, and advocacy skills.
Leader in Educating a Diverse Student Body
Hunter is comprised of several schools and centers and is a leader in educating a diverse student body. Hunter also provides educational opportunities for minorities, and is conducting advanced research and study in disciplines across the academic spectrum. According to the school website, Hunter "serves the public through research on public policy questions in the areas of aging populations, AIDS, and gene structure." Hunter also has a highly rated health science program that offers one of New York City's few Bachelor of Science degrees in nursing.
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