Create the foundation for a rewarding career in education.
Are you curious about becoming a teacher? Explore our education programs to prepare for transfer to a four-year school, or to get directly to work in early childhood education, elementary education, or secondary education.
HCC can guide you from fostering your interest in working with children all the way through obtaining your certification as a teacher.
This program is designed for students interested in transferring to a four-year school for a degree in Early Childhood Education (Pre-K through Grade 2). In addition to transfer, graduates of this program are eligible to apply for teacher certification through the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care (DEEC).
Graduates of this program more than satisfy the course and experience requirements for "teacher" status in programs licensed by the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care (DEEC).
The Elementary Education program is designed for transfer students interested in receiving a teaching license for Grades 1 through 6 from the Massachusetts Department of Education.
This program is designed for students interested in teaching elementary school, Grades 1 through 6. These students will transfer to Westfield State University or to other state or private colleges after receiving their Associate Degree. Graduates of HCC Education programs are expected to demonstrate developing skills toward all required teacher competencies.