Pre-Secondary Education Associate in Arts

Program Info

Year Established
1997
Program Code
PSCED.AA
Degree Type
Associate in Arts
Office Contact
School of Health and Human Services: 313-845-9877, hhsinfo@hfcc.edu, Health Careers Education Ctr, Room: G-132
Faculty Contact
Carolyn Casale: 313-317-6580, ccasale@hfcc.edu, Health Careers Education Ctr, Room: G-133D

Program Description

Description

Designed for individuals seeking teacher certification in Secondary Education. This degree focuses on teaching in grades 5-9 and 7-12. Students in this program complete General Education requirements (MTA), early professional preparation courses, and begin course work in their teaching majors and minors. Transfer to and completion of a four-year university teacher preparation program is necessary for full teacher certification. Students are advised to consult transfer guides for the school they intend to transfer to when selecting courses.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students should be able to:

  1. Apply current educational theories and practices to a classroom setting.
  2. Apply content knowledge to development of lessons to be taught in grades 5-9 and 7–12.
  3. Apply knowledge of the physical, emotional, intellectual, and social development theories of the learner in a school setting.
  4. Apply knowledge of the exceptionalities, learning environments, and laws as they relate to secondary education programs.
  5. Develop lesson plans implementing educational software for grades 5-9 and 7–12.
Career Opportunities

Pre-Secondary Education program graduates who complete a bachelor degree with teacher certification may teach in middle schools or high schools.

This degree requires course work that can be transferred to most four-year teacher preparation programs without loss of credit. The elective component of this program allows students to select courses that apply toward the bachelor's degree at their intended transfer institution. Students are encouraged to consult the university guide sheets in the University Transfer, Advising, and Career Counseling Center located in Learning Resources Center.


Admission Requirements

Additional Program Requirements

The law requires new teachers, school administrators, school psychologists, and other personnel to provide documentation of a completed criminal record check. Students who complete field experiences as part of their HFC course work must provide a statewide criminal record check prior to working with children in public or non-public schools.

General Education

Category 5: Humanities and Fine Arts
Complete any one course from from the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA) list.
Category 6: Natural Sciences
Complete any two, including one with laboratory experience, from different disciplines, from the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA) list.
Credit Hours
9.00

See General Education Requirements for details.

Program Requirements

Note
  • Consult your pre-education advisor and transfer institution academic advisor, for transfer institution major/minor requirements.
Required Support Courses
Course name Credit Hours
ENG-131: Introduction to College Writing 3.00
ENG-132: College Writing and Research 3.00
PSY-131: Introductory Psychology 3.00
Content Areas

Choose one of the following pathways:

  • Math 5 - 9

    Consult your pre-education advisor and transfer institution academic advisor, for transfer institution major/minor requirements. Take additional 21 credits from the MTA Category 3 Algebra track.

  • Math 7 - 12

    Consult your pre-education advisor and transfer institution academic advisor, for transfer institution major/minor requirements. Take additional 21 credits from the MTA Category 3 Algebra track.

  • English 5 - 9 and 7 - 12

    Consult your pre-education advisor and transfer institution academic advisor, for transfer institution major/minor requirements.

    • Complete any MATH course from the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA) list.
    • Complete 18 additional credit hours from the following list: ENG 139, ENG,231, ENG 232, ENG 235, ENG 237, ENG 241, ENG 243, ENG 246
  • Social Studies 5 - 9 and 7 - 12

    Consult your pre-education advisor and transfer institution academic advisor, for transfer institution major/minor requirements.

    • Complete any MATH course from the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA) list.
    • Complete 21 additional credit hours from the following list: POLS 131, GEOG 132, HIST 111 or HIST 112, HIST 113, HIST 151, HIST 152, HIST 254, BEC 151, BEC 152
  • Science 5 - 9 and 7 - 12

    Consult your pre-education advisor and transfer institution academic advisor, for transfer institution major/minor requirements.

    • Complete one course from MTA Category 3 Algebra track
    • Complete 21 additional credit hours of Science from the following list: BIO 150, BIO 152, BIO 135 or BIO 251, CHEM 141, CHEM 241 and CHEM 243, CHEM 242 and CHEM 244, GEOL 131, PHYS 131, PHYS 132, ASTR 131, ASTR 133
26.00
Credit Hours: 35
Minimum Total Credit Hours
60.00
Requirements are subject to change. The information represented here is effective starting Winter 2023 and applies to the current catalog year. If you were admitted prior to this year, please check your requirements under the My Progress section of HFC Self Service.