Aug 11, 2020  
College Catalog 2019-2020 
College Catalog 2019-2020 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Education - Elementary Education Option, Arts and Science, A.A.

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April Graziano, 413.552.2016,


For transfer students interested in receiving a teaching license for Grades 1 through 6 from the Massachusetts Department of Elementary & Secondary Education. Requirements may change due to teacher education guidelines and newly implemented articulation agreements with the Massachusetts State Colleges and Universities. Graduates of HCC Education programs are expected to demonstrate developing skills toward all required teacher competencies.



1Overall minimum GPA 2.7 for both ENG courses is a minimum requirement for transfer to Westfield State University (WSU).

2Students who are considering transfer to Westfield State University should take ESC 110 ESC 120 , or ENV 120 .

3Students must have a minimum of 54 Liberal Arts and Science courses in this degree. EDU 104 , EDU 208 , and EDU 271  will not count toward this requirement; therefore, additional courses in the Program Elective section may be required to meet the overall degree requirements

4Language Electives: Students should check with their transfer institutions to see if language courses are required and if 100-level and/or 200-level language courses are accepted for transfer.

Students must achieve a minimum grade of “C” in all EDU prefix courses in order to graduate from these programs and options.

****Criminal Offense Record Act (CORI), and Sex Offender Registry Information (SORI)****

Students enrolled in EDU 100 EDU 104 , EDU 208 , and EDU 260  will be subject to a CORI/SORI check and review pursuant to the Criminal Record Information Act, Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 6, Section 172-178, 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 Handbook.

Depending on course selection, 80% of this program can be completed online.  Go to Online Learning  for more information.


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