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  • Hartwick education student with child

Course Requirements

Descriptions of the following can be found in the College catalog, which can be found on the College catalog Web page.


EDUC 101 Philosophy and Sociology of Education
EDUC 102 Educational Psychology
EDUC 201 Interdisciplinary Curriculum and Instruction: Theory & Practice
EDUC 202 Introduction to Special Education


Students are required to enroll in one to two courses that correspond with their certification field and level. The courses cover the study, development, and implementation of curriculum. Students explore and practice curriculum and instruction models, lesson design, best instructional and assessment practices, integration of cross-curricular planning, and national and state learning standards.

The courses have an interdisciplinary orientation and address instructional approaches for culturally, developmentally, and cognitively diverse student populations. At least 10 hours of field practice and observation are required, typically at several levels: the elementary education courses require observations at the 1st-6th grade levels; the secondary courses require observations at the 5th-9th and 10th-12th grade levels. Offered fall and/or spring semesters. Prerequisite for EDUC courses: EDUC 101, EDUC 102, EDUC 201, EDUC 202 and Departmental approval.

  • EDUC 325 Teaching Adolescence Level English
  • EDUC 328 Teaching Adolescence Level Social Studies
  • EDUC 326/330 Teaching Adolescence Level Math & Science
  • EDUC 331, 332 Methods of Elementary Education (2 courses--two semester sequence)
  • EDUC 335 Teaching Adolescence Level Foreign Language
  • EDUC 350 Teaching Methods for Art
  • EDUC 340 Reading, Writing, and Literacy for Children
  • EDUC 341 Approaching Developmental Literacy Skills (Childhood)
  • EDUC 342 Language and Literacy in the Content Area (Adolescence)
  • EDUC 372 Educational Lyceum Series


  • All students must accumulate 100 hours of early field experience prior to student teaching
  • EDUC 390/391  -Mini practicum


Three-Year Degree Option:
For education students, Hartwick’s Three-Year Bachelor’s Degree Program is a unique opportunity to earn a degree in three years. For more information visit the Program Web site at www.hartwick.edu/threeyearbachelors.xml.