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The Associates in Early Childhood at HCCC is dedicated to preparing future teachers to successfully transfer to a four-year school to pursue a Bachelor’s in early child education and earn a NJ teachers license.
While at HCCC our education students have the opportunity to learn in our state-of-the-art Early Childhood laboratory classroom. The laboratory is filled with apple computers and classroom educational materials, which gives students the opportunity to not only learn theory through class discussions but also engage in hands-on-learning which deepens their understand of child development and the field of education. The classroom serves as a computer lab for educational students at scheduled times throughout the week.
The education department is dedicated to providing students a superior educational experience which is based upon current research and the characteristics we believe quality teachers embody. We believe quality teachers are committed to social justice, educating diverse students, providing culturally responsive curriculum, inclusive education, and working to end bias.
We invite you to explore our various degree programs, attend an open house, and meet our faculty. Your career awaits!
Completion of this degree program option provides students the necessary coursework to pursue a Baccalaureate degree in Early Childhood Graduates are also qualified to work as early educators/caregivers in an Early Childhood setting, with children from three to five years old.
The AA Liberal Arts ECE degree is the right choice for students who want to teach in pre-kindergarten through third grade. After earning this degree and satisfying all entrance requirements students are prepared to transfer to a four-year college or university to earn a Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education, required for certification. Depending on current articulation agreements, students can also earn a dual certification in Special Education or Elementary Education. Students will also be required to major in a content area specific to their desired Pre-K to Grade 3 teacher's license in New Jersey. Coursework at HCCC integrates theory and practice and includes child/program observations in schools, child care centers, and in other group settings.
|CSS-100 College Student Success|
Complete the following courses:
|ENG-101 College Composition I|
ENG-102 and ENG-112
|ENG-102 College Composition II|
Complete the following groups:
BIO-100 and CSC-100
|BIO-100 General Biology|
|CSC-100 Intro to Computers and Computing|
TAKE BIO 107 (LAB SCIENCE)
|BIO-107 Human Biology|
Complete MAT-100 or MAT-123.
|MAT-100 College Algebra|
|MAT-123 Mathematics for Liberal Arts|
|INTD-235 Exploring Multicultural Studies|
Complete the following courses:
|PSY-101 Introduction to Psychology|
|PSY-211 Developmental Psychology I|
Complete HIS-105 and HIS-106.
|HIS-105 U.S. History I|
|HIS-106 U.S. History II|
Complete the following Humanities Electives.
|HUM-101 Cultures and Values|
COMPLETE 2 HUMANITIES ELECTIVES
Dr. Angela Pack
71 Sip Avenue (Room 520)
Jersey City, NJ 07306