The program is designed for students interested in transferring to four-year schools. The program is for students interested in teaching middle school or highschool with content area teaching licenses for grades 5-8, 8-12, or 5-12.
Graduates of HCC Education programs are expected to demonstrate developing skills toward all required teacher competencies.
A.A. in Arts and Science
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This course is the first half of the college composition sequence and focuses on expository writing, critical thinking, and research, with emphases on the following: critical reading and interpretation of nonfiction texts; engaging with and analyzing texts; using summary, paraphrase, and quotation; finding, evaluating and documenting sources; and writing with purpose. Students will produce approximately 3000 words of formal written work, including a documented research paper of at least 1250 words. 4 class hours Prerequisite: Appropriate scores on English placement tests or C- or better in ENG 095 or C- or better in ENG 097 and ENG 098, or C- or better in ENG 096 or ENG 099.
This course is the second half of the first-year composition sequence and focuses on comprehending literary works, thinking critically, and writing analytically. The emphasis is on writing critically about fiction, poetry, and drama. Frequent short essays are assigned, amounting to a total of approximately 3000 words. Prerequisite: ENG 101 with a grade of C- or better
Introduction to the study and principles of behavior. Topics include general principles of scientific investigation; physiological bases of behavior including sensation, perception, learning, emotion, and motivation; development; individual differences; attitudes; and group dynamics. Prerequisite: Eligibility for ENG 101.
An exploration of adolescent changes including physical, maturational, cognitive, social, and emotional factors. Adolescent development is also viewed from various theoretical points of view. Vocational and educational developments are considered. Prerequisite: PSY 110
An introduction to the basic principles and processes of macroeconomics, including theories of the determinants of output, unemployment and inflation: the composition and role of fiscal and monetary policy, and international trade and finance. Theories are used to develop and understanding and analysis of current economic issues and policies. Prerequisite: ECN 100 with a grade of C- or better or eligible for MTH 095
A survey of the political, economic, social, and cultural developments of the United States from pre-Colonial times to the end of the Civil War, including early settlement, the Revolution, the implementation of the Constitution, the War of 1812, the Jacksonian era, and the causes and course of the Civil War.
A survey of the history of the civilizations of Asia, Africa, Europe, and the Americas from their beginnings to the sixteenth century. Emphasis is placed on the economic, social, political, religious, and cultural developments that have shaped the modern world.
Humanities [C] Electives ART 101, ART 110, ART 121, ART 122, ART 123, ART 124, ART 131, ART 132, ART 140, ART 141, ART 276 (formerly 142), ART 145, ART 147, ART 150, ART 151, ART 272 (formerly 156), ART 231, ART 232, ART 235, ART 241, ART 242, ART 250, ART 253, ART 254, ART 255, ART 261, ART 262, ASL 201, ASL 202, ASL 291, ASL 292, COM 116, COM 121, COM 131, COM 150, EMS 111, EMS 112, EMS 118, EMS 124, EMS 218, EMS 225, DFS 101, DFS 103, DFS 104, DFS 108 (formerly 106), DFS 205, ENG 103, ENG 201, ENG 202, ENG 203, ENG 211, ENG 212, ENG 214, ENG 215, ENG 216, ENG 217, ENG 218, ENG 223, ENG 224, ENG 226, ENG 227, ENG 230, ENG 231, ENG 232, ENG 235, ENG 237, ENG 245, ENG 250, FRH 201, FRH 202, FRH 205, FRH 206, FRH 207, GER 205, HIS 101, HIS 102, HIS 103, HIS 104, HIS 105, HIS 107, HIS 109, HIS 108, HIS 111, HIS 112, HIS 121, HIS 130, HIS 150, HIS 220, HIS 250, HIS 260, HON 206, HUM 206, MUS 100, MUS 105, MUS 106, MUS 107, MUS 110, MUS 126, MUS 140, MUS 150, MUS 208, MUS 209, MUS 250, MUS 259, MUS 260, PHI 100, PHI 101, PHI 103, PHI 110, PHI 120, PHI 130, PHI 140, PHI 230, SPA 201, SPA 202, SPA 203, SPA 204, SPA 205, SPA 206, SPA 210, SPA 211, SPA 212, SPA 214, THE 110, THE 124, THE 125, THE 212, THE 213, THE 219, THE 227, THE 235, THE 237
An introduction to life's basic processes including the chemistry of life, the structure and function of the cell, how cells use energy and matter, how cells reproduce, and how genetic inheritance occurs. Examples of how these processes affect each and everyone of us on a daily basis will be explored. This course will also explore the methods of science through in class assignments and laboratory work so that students will better understand the processes of collecting, analyzing and interpreting data in various formats. Laboratories supplement lecture by allowing students to explore topics in a hands-on fashion. Prerequisite: ENG 101 eligible
Laboratory Science [D] ElectivesAST 110, AST 116, AST 140, BIO 100, BIO 101, BIO 103, BIO 106, BIO 107, BIO 108 (formerly 104), BIO 109, BIO 110, BIO 111, BIO 112, BIO 115, BIO 116, BIO 117, BIO 118, BIO 120, BIO 130, BIO 215, BIO 217, BIO 218, BIO 222, BIO 223, BIO 229, BIO 230, BIO 243, CHM 101, CHM 102, CHM 113, CHM 114, CHM 121, CHM 124, CHM 221, CHM 222, CHM 224, EGR 110, EGR 111, ESC 111, ESC 120, ESC 130, ENV 120, ENV 124, ENV 137, ENV 138, ENV 140, ENV 230, ENV 253, FRS 101, FRS 110, FRS 201, HRT 212, PHS 101, PHS 102, PHS 111, PHS 112, PHS 201, PSC 140, PSY 142, SEM 110, SEM 111, SEM 112, SEM 116, SEM 130, SUS 103, SUS 104, SUS 105
This course is designed for Elementary Education and Early Childhood majors. This is an introductory course on number systems. Topics include the development and properties of various number systems as well as operations and different representations within these number systems. Systems explored will include integers, rational numbers, real and complex numbers along with bases other than 10. Verbal explanations and multiple representations will be stressed.Prerequisite: MTH 095 or MTH 099 with a grade of D- or better or SM18, or equivalent score on the Mathematics Placement Examination
An introduction to the field of education designed to stimulate intelligent, critical, and reflective analysis of the nature and value of teaching and learning. Historical, philosophical, social and political issues as well as current standards and trends in education are reviewed. National and global issues as they impact education will be explored. Emphasis is placed on the discovery of personal values, attitudes and attributes that contribute to the development of professional behavior and disposition. Teacher requirements as well as related career paths are explored. FS: 10-hour field study required.
Examines physical, cognitive, social and emotional growth and development of children from conception to twelve years of age. Provides insight into theories and practices which influence the behavior of children in their environments. Students conduct child observations in a preschool/kindergarten classroom setting.Prerequisite: ENG 101 eligibilityFE: 3 hours of field experience is required.
This course provides a survey of the unique needs of children with disabilities and “at-risk” students within the educational context. An emphasis will be placed on understanding the origin and characteristics of specific disabilities, and development of collaborative intervention strategies that meet the needs of all children. A 20-hour service learning unit in an inclusive educational setting is required.Prerequisite: EDU 104 with a grade of C or better and ENG 101 eligibility
Major geographic concepts and contemporary world regional geography. Examines the field of geography, basic globe and map concepts, the physical world (oceans and continents), and the political world (states and other political units). Includes an in-depth inspection of each of the world's developed and developing realms.
Open to all students who want to learn to read music and learn introductory music theory. Covers reading and writing pitches and rhythmic patterns, major and minor scales and key signatures, intervals, and chords. Also provides a basic introduction to the keyboard. No previous experience is necessary.
An introductory appreciation course, open to all students. Explores the nature and meaning of artistic creativity and aesthetic judgment in the music of Western European tradition.
An introductory appreciation course, open to all students. Explores music outside the Western European tradition, including music of Polynesia, Native North America, Latin America, Africa and Black America, Eastern Europe, the Mideast, Indonesia, India, and Japan. Specific topics chosen from these areas will be studied.
Open to all students. Traces the history of jazz from its African roots to the present, covering its development through specific historical eras, including the African retentions in American jazz, work songs, spirituals, blues, early syncopated music, ragtime, the music of New Orleans, swing, big band, small combos, bebop (modern jazz), avant garde, and contemporary.
This introductory course is designed to enhance the enjoyment and understanding of a theatrical experience. Students will explore the nature of theater as a unique artistic form of expression and recognize the creative power of theater in a society. The class will examine a variety of historical and cultural perspectives through reading and discussing different plays from various time periods, and gain insight into the role of the playwright, the actor, the director, the designer, and the audience while investigating the major elements of dramatic performance. Students will study fundamental principles and theories of drama from: Greek, Renaissance, Modern and Contemporary theater and develop criteria for critically evaluating and responding to a theatrical experience. The course content will include: play-reading and analysis, active exploration of course material, lecture and discussion. Students in this course will be required to attend a live theatrical performance.
Introduction to the elements and principles of basic design, including concepts such as representation and composition, and the characteristics of various two-dimensional media.Two, 2 1/2 hour studios per week
A chronological, historical analysis of major works of art from prehistoric times to the present. Emphasis on technical, aesthetic, and historical relevance. Prerequisite: ENG 101, previously or concurrently.
Introduces the student to theater as an art form. Through reading plays, seeing live theater, and analyzing films dealing with various kinds of theater, the student will explore both the literature and the techniques of theater. Various historical periods important to the development of theater will be covered. No performance or production skills are required.
Students must achieve a minimum grade of "C" in all EDU prefix courses in order to graduate from this program.
Child Development and Behavior EDU 104 - FE: 3 hours of field experience are required.
College Composition I & II: Overall minimum GPA 2.7 for both ENG course requirements for WSU
Select one Laboratory Science from the following: AST 110, ESC 110, ESC 120, ENV 120.
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Students enrolled in EDU courses may be subject to a CORI/SORI check and review pursuant to the Criminal Record Information Act, Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 6, Section172-178, and Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 18a, Section 1, et seq., and regulations promulgated pursuant to such statutes. Applicants with a court record/past conviction may be unable to participate in the Education Program. The College policy can be found in the Student Policy Guide.
Program Electives - Select 12 credits from one of the following lists: