May 13, 2021  
College Catalog 2021-2022 
  
College Catalog 2021-2022

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


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CONTACT

April Graziano, 413.552.2016, agraziano@hcc.edu

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

For transfer students interested in receiving a teaching license for middle school, high school, and specialized subjects from the Massachusetts Department of Elementary & Secondary Education. These students will transfer to many state and private institutions after receiving their Associate’s Degree. This program leads to teacher licensure for art (PreK-8 or 5-12), biology (8-12), chemistry (8-12), Earth & space science (8-12), English (5-12), general science (5-8), history (5-12), math (5-8 or 8-12), MS humanities (5-8), MS math/science (5-8), music (all), physical education (PreK-8 or 5-12), physics (8-12), or technology/engineering ((8-12).

Students who want to teach special education (5-12) can use this degree for transfer. It is also appropriate for students who want to work as paraprofessionals in middle or high school (5-12) classrooms.

PROGRAM OUTCOMES

Graduates of HCC Elementary and Secondary Education programs are expected to demonstrate developing skills toward all required teacher competencies. Students will demonstrate a foundational level of practice for the Professional Standards for Teachers from the Massachusetts Department of Elementary & Secondary Education.

Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • promote the learning and growth of all students by providing high quality and coherent instruction
  • design and administer authentic and meaningful student assessments
  • analyze student performance and growth data and use this data to improve instruction
  • provide students with constructive feedback on an ongoing basis
  • continously refine learning objectives
  • promote the learning and growth of all students through instructional practices that establish high expectations, create a safe and effective classroom environment, and demonstrate cultural proficiency
  • promote the learning and growth of all students through effective partnerships with families, caregivers, community members, and organizations
  • promote the learning and growth of all students through ethical, culturally proficient, skilled, and collaborative practices

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS: 14 CREDITS


PROGRAM ELECTIVES: 12 CREDITS


(Select 12 credits from ONE AREA listed below; sufficient to complete 60 credit graduation requirement):

Art (Visual), PK-8; 5-12: ART 121 , ART 125 ART 131 , ART 132 ART 241 ART 242 ART 253 ART 261 ART 262  

Biology, 8-12: BIO 107 BIO 108 BIO 217 , BIO 229 , BIO 230 , BIO 243 , CHM 121 , CHM 124 , CHM 221 MTH 104 , MTH 108 , MTH 113 , MTH 114 MTH 142   

Chemistry, 8-12: CHM 121 , CHM 124 , CHM 221 , CHM 222 , MTH 104 , MTH 108 , MTH 113 , MTH 114 , PHS 111 PHS 112  

Earth & Space, 8-12: AST 110 , AST 140 , ESC 110 , ESC 111 , ESC 115 , ESC 120 , ESC 130 , MTH 104 , MTH 108 , MTH 113 , MTH 114  

English, 5-12: ENG 211 ENG 212 , ENG 214 ENG 217 , ENG 218 ENG 224 , ENG 226 ENG 227 , ENG 230 , ENG 231 ENG 235 , ENG 245 , ENG 250 , COM 150  

General Science, 5-8: AST 110 BIO 101 , BIO 111 , CHM 121 , CHM 124 ENV 120 , ESC 110 , ESC 111 , ESC 120 , MTH 104 MTH 108 , MTH 113 , MTH 114 PHS 101 PHS 102  

History, 5-12: ECN 101 , ECN 102 , ECN 104 , ECN 105 GEO 110 , HIS 101 HIS 102 , HIS 103 , HIS 104 HIS 105 , HIS 107 HIS 109 HIS 111 , HIS 112 , HIS 130 HIS 150 , HIS 162 , HIS 220 , HIS 250 POL 110 , POL 120 , POL 150 , POL 210 , POL 230 SOC 110  

MS Humanities, 5-8: COM 150 , ECN 101 , ECN 102 ECN 104 , ECN 105 , ENG 211 , ENG 212 , ENG 214 , ENG 217 , ENG 218 , ENG 224 , ENG 226 , ENG 227 , ENG 230 , ENG 231 , ENG 235 , ENG 245 , ENG 250 , GEO 110 HIS 101 , HIS 102 , HIS 103 HIS 104 , HIS 105 , HIS 107 , HIS 109 , HIS 111 , HIS 112 , HIS 130 , HIS 150 , HIS 162 , HIS 220 , HIS 250 , POL 110 , POL 120 , POL 150 , POL 210 , POL 230 , SOC 110  

Math, 5-8; 8-12: MTH 104 , MTH 108 , MTH 113 MTH 114 , MTH 205 , MTH 213 , MTH 214 MTH 230 , PHS 111 , PHS 112  

MS Math/Science, 5-8: AST 110 , BIO 101 , BIO 111 , CHM 121 , CHM 124 , ENV 120 , ESC 110 , ESC 111 , ESC 120 , MTH 104 , MTH 108 , MTH 113 , MTH 114 , MTH 205 , MTH 213 , MTH 214 , MTH 230 , PHS 101 , PHS 102  

Music, ALL: any 200-level MUS course

Physical Education, PK-8; 5-12: BIO 107 , BIO 217 , BIO 218 MTH 104 , MTH 108 , MTH 113 , MTH 114 PSY 250  

Physics, 8-12:  CHM 121 , CHM 124 , CHM 221 , CHM 222 , MTH 104 , MTH 108 , MTH 113 , MTH 114 , PHS 111 , PHS 112  

Technology/Engineering, 5-12: CHM 121 , CHM 124 , EGR 110 , EGR 111 , MTH 104 MTH 108 , MTH 113 , MTH 114 , MTH 205 , MTH 213 , MTH 214 , MTH 230  

TOTAL: 61-62 CREDITS


NOTES

1Students should contact their transfer institution for minimum GPA requirements.

2HIS 111  is recommended

3COM 150  is recommended as one of the Humanities (C) electives.

4Math Elective will vary based on which track is chosen.  Please see below for your options:

5LAX 110  is recommended

Secondary Education students should work closely with an advisor and transfer institution to define course selections based on licensing track area.  Licensing tracks include: physical education, art, biology, chemistry, Earth/Space, English, general science, history, humanities, math, music, physical education, physics, and technology/engineering.  Select a licensing area and courses to equal a minimum of 60 credits.

Students must achieve a minimum grade of “C” in all EDU prefix courses in order to graduate from this program.

Language electives–students should check with their transfer institution to see if language courses are required.

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

Students enrolled in all EDU courses 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.

This program qualifies for MassTransfer, which guarantees credit transfer to Massachusetts state colleges and universities. MassTransfer will also grant students automatic acceptance to certain state colleges and universities by achieving the minimum grade point average and the HCC degree.

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

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