Education Requirements

Education Program Requirements 

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

College Catalog


Foundational Course Work

  • 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

Pedagogical Course Work

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 100 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 Adolescent Level English
  • EDUC 328 Teaching Adolescent Level Social Studies
  • EDUC 326/330 Teaching Adolescent Level Math & Science
  • EDUC 331, 332 Methods of Elementary Education (2 courses–two semester sequence)
  • EDUC 335 Teaching Adolescent 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

Field (Mini) Practicum Experiences

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

Supervised Student Teaching – Full Practicum Experiences

  • EDUC 490 Childhood Level
  • EDUC 491 Middle Child Level
  • EDUC 492 Adolescent Level
  • EDUC 480 Interdisciplinary Reflective Seminar (for Student Teachers)

Childhood Education

  • EDUC 101 Philosophy and Sociology of Education (4 credits)
  • EDUC 102 Educational Psychology (4 credits)
  • EDUC 201 Interdisciplinary Curriculum and Instruction (4 credits)
  • EDUC 202 Introduction to Special Education (3 credits)
  • EDUC 340 Reading, Writing, and Literacy (3 credits)
  • EDUC 341 Developmental Literacy (3 credits)
  • EDUC 331 Methods of Teaching Elementary/Inclusive Education: Math and Science (3 credits)
  • EDUC 332 Methods of Teaching Elementary/Inclusive Education: Language Arts and Social Studies (3 credits)
  • EDUC 372 Lyceum series (3 credits)
  • EDUC 390 Multicultural Mini-practicum Experience (3 credits)
  • EDUC 480 Student Teaching Seminar (2 credits)
  • EDUC 490 & 491 Student Teaching Practicum (12 credits)

*In addition, because this is a multi-subject teaching certification, students must successfully complete two courses in each of the four core academic content areas:

  • Math (prefix of course must be MATH)
  • English
  • Science
  • Social Studies (Economics, History, Political Science, Anthropology, Sociology)

Adolescent Education

  • EDUC 101 Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education (4 credits)
  • EDUC 102 Educational Psychology (4 credits)
  • EDUC 201 Interdisciplinary Curriculum and Instruction (4 credits)
  • EDUC 202 Introduction to Special Education (3 credits)
  • EDUC 340 Reading, Writing, and Literacy (3 credits)
  • EDUC 342 Language and Literacy in the Content Areas (3 credits)
  • EDUC 3XX Specialty Methods of Instruction for All Learners: Math, Science, Social Studies, English, Foreign Language (Spanish and French) (3 credits)
  • EDUC 372 Lyceum series (3 credits)
  • EDUC 390 Multicultural Mini-practicum Experience (3 credits)
  • EDUC 480 Student Teaching Seminar (2 credits)
  • EDUC 491/492 Student Teaching Practicum: Adolescence (12 credits)

*At Hartwick, students do not major in education but complete a program for certification coupled with a content major or major/minor combination. Hartwick offers certification in Adolescent (grades 7-12) Education within the following areas:

  • English
  • Math
  • Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Earth Science (with Geology)
  • French, Spanish
  • Social Studies (majors in Anthropology, Economics, History, Political Science)

Special Education

Students with Disabilities (1-6)

  • EDUC 101 Philosophy and Sociology of Education (4 credits)
  • EDUC 102 Educational Psychology (4 credits)
  • EDUC 201 Interdisciplinary Curriculum and Instruction (4 credits)
  • EDUC 202 Introduction to Special Education (3 credits) 
  • EDUC 340 Reading, Writing, and Literacy (3 credits)
  • EDUC 341 Developmental Literacy (3 credits)
  • EDUC 331 Methods of Teaching Elementary/Inclusive Education: Math and Science (3 credits)
  • EDUC 332 Methods of Teaching Elementary/Inclusive Education: Language Arts and Social Studies (3 credits)
  • EDUC 372 Lyceum series (3 credits)
  • EDUC 375 Including Students with Disabilities (3 credits)
  • EDUC 376 Behavior Management with Exceptional Learners (3 credits)
  • EDUC 391 Special Education. Mini-practicum Experience (3 credits)
  • EDUC 480 Student Teaching Seminar (2 credits)
  • EDUC 490 & 491 Student Teaching Practicum (12 credits)

Students with Disabilities Generalist (7-12)

  • EDUC 101 Philosophy and Sociology of Education (4 credits)
  • EDUC 102 Educational Psychology (4 credits)
  • EDUC 201 Interdisciplinary Curriculum and Instruction (4 credits)
  • EDUC 202 Introduction to Special Education (3 credits)
  • EDUC 340 Reading, Writing, and Literacy (3 credits)
  • EDUC 342 Language and Literacy in the Content Areas (3 credits)
    Language (Spanish, German, French) (3 credits)
  • EDUC 372 Lyceum series (3 credits)
  • EDUC 375 Including Students with Disabilities (3 credits)
  • EDUC 376 Behavior Management with Exceptional Learners (3 credits)
  • EDUC 391 Special Education. Mini-practicum Experience (3 credits)
  • EDUC 480 Student Teaching Seminar (2 credits)
  • EDUC 491/492 Student Teaching Practicum: Adolescence (12 credits)

*In addition, because this is a multi-subject teaching certification, students must successfully complete two courses in each of the four core academic content areas:

  • Math (prefix of course must be MATH)
  • English
  • Science
  • Social Studies (Economics, History, Political Science, Anthropology, Sociology)

Music Education

For specific requirements for certification Music Education visit the individual department pages.

Music Education Major Requirements

 


Educational Studies Minor

The Educational Studies minor is available to all students who can choose between several tracks: Educational Studies (which does not lead to NYS Certification), Social Advocacy, or Outdoor Education.  All trackes include foundation of education courses and culminate in an intensive field experience.

Educational Studies Track

24 Credits:

  • EDUC 101 Philosophy and Sociology of Education (4 credits)
  • EDUC 102 Educational Psychology (4 credits)
  • EDUC 201 Interdisciplinary Curriculum and Instruction (4 credits)
  • EDUC 202 Introduction to Special Education (3 credits)
  • Nine credits in elective courses according to interest

Social Advocacy Track

27 Credits:

  • EDUC 101 Philosophy and Sociology of Education (4 credits)
  • EDUC 102 Educational Psychology (4 credits)
  • EDUC 201 Interdisciplinary Curriculum and Instruction (4 credits)
  • EDUC 202 Introduction to Special Education (3 credits)
  • EDUC 395 Social Advocacy Internship (3 credits)

Three courses (nine credits) selected from the list below along with 100 hours of field experience:

  • ANTH 250 Women’s Protest and Resistance
  • ANTH 307 Sex and Gender Roles
  • ANTH 350 Anthropology of Conflict and Violence
  • ECON 102 Hunger and Excess
  • ECON 2016/316 Economics of Race and Gender
  • EDUC 150 Savage Inequalities
  • EDUC 150 Schools: The Great Equalizer
  • ENGL 190 Children in War
  • HIST 150 Environmental Injustice
  • HIST 253 Gender & Power in Latin America
  • INTR 166 Intro to Women’s Studies
  • PHIL 271 Values and Society
  • POSC 107 Freedom, Equality, Justice
  • SOCI 155 Children’s Lives
  • SOCI 205 Deviance and Social Control
  • SOCI 225 Human Rights
  • SOCI 230 Poverty and Affluence
  • SOCI 240 Women and Social Change
  • SOCI 250 Teens and Families
  • SOCI 251 Race and Ethnicity
  • SOCI 311 Juvenile Delinquency
  • SOCI 325 Policing and Corrections
  • SOCI 350 Food and Social Justice
  • SOCI 350 Women and Work
  • SOCI 350 Global Feminism

Outdoor Education Track

23 Credits:

  • EDUC 101 Philosophy and Sociology of Education (4 credits)
  • EDUC 201 Interdisciplinary Curriculum and Instruction (4 credits)
  • EDUC 202 Introduction to Special Education (3 credits)
  • EDUC 396 Outdoor Education Internship (3 credits)
  • Six credits in electives under consultation with advisor.

New Courses:

  • EDUC 310 Basic Skills- Challenge Education (2 credits)
  • EDUC 311 Advanced Skills- Challenge Education (2 credits)
  • EDUC 312 Bouldering/Indoor Initiatives- Challenge Education (2 credits)

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.

Three-Year Degree Program

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