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Course Requirements

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


EDUC 150 Education in Contemporary American Society (elective)
EDUC 220 Philosophy and Sociology of Education
EDUC 304 Educational Psychology
EDUC 320 Interdisciplinary Curriculum and Instruction: Theory & Practice


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 220, EDUC 304, EDUC 320 and Departmental approval.

  • EDUC 325 Teaching Middle Childhood & Adolescence Level English
  • EDUC 328 Teaching Middle Childhood & Adolescence Level Social Studies
  • EDUC 326/330 Teaching Middle Childhood & Adolescence Level Math & Science
  • EDUC 331, 332 Methods of Elementary Education (2 courses--two semester sequence)
  • EDUC 335 Teaching Middle Childhood & 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 (Middle Childhood and Adolescence)
  • EDUC 371 Teaching Students with Special Needs
  • EDUC 372 Educational Lyceum Series
  • EDUC 380 Creating a Positive Learning Environment (elective)
  • EDUC 381 Assessment and Evaluation (elective)
  • EDUC 382 Educational Technology
  • EDUC 450 Topics in Education (elective)
  • MUED 101& 102 Contemporary Trends in Music Education (no prerequisite)
         Music Education majors can find more information
         about the  B.S. in Music Education degree on the
    Department of Music Web page


  • START All students must accumulate 150 hours prior to EDUC 490/492
  • EDUC 390 Multicultural/Urban Educational Experience -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.