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hcc catalogue '11-'12




Teacher Certification

Teacher Education
Professional Education Courses for Maryland Certification (Professional Training) (For persons who already have a Bachelor’s Degree)
Application Code 137
For curriculum information, contact the Social Sciences and Teacher Education Division–Room ST-149–443-518-1620.



This course of study is designed for persons who already have a bachelor’s degree and wish to become a Certified Teacher in Maryland. Students may enroll in certification courses, but they should also have their college transcripts evaluated by the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) Division of Certification. Students must contact MSDE by logging on to www.marylandpublicschools.org or by calling the MSDE Certification Assistance Line at 410-767-0412 to learn about the transcript evaluation process. The courses listed below will satisfy most if not all of the coursework requirements on the MSDE Evaluation Form for Certification. Upon receipt of the transcript evaluation, students may use the following charts to determine what courses Howard Community College offers that meet the MSDE Professional Education course requirements. Please note: 1) All certification areas require passing scores on one of the basic skills tests,* 2) most certification areas require Maryland passing scores on the Praxis II: Subject Assessments, 3) all certification areas require documented teaching experience before an initial certificate is awarded; Howard Community College does not provide this documented teaching experience or offer a student teaching course, and 4) additional Professional Education courses may be required in some certification areas. These options do not provide a complete certification program or lead to a credential from HCC.



EARLY CHILDHOOD CERTIFICATION (PreK-3)
HCC Course EquivalentMSDE Course Requirement
EDUC-111 or HMDV-200Child Development
EDUC-260Human Learning
EDUC-266Teaching Methodology
EDUC-200Inclusion of Special Needs Student Populations
EDUC-265Assessment of Students
EDUC-201Reading
EDUC-203Reading
EDUC-204Reading
EDUC-205Reading



ELEMENTARY (1-6) AND MIDDLE SCHOOL CERTIFICATION (4-9)
HCC Course EquivalentMSDE Course Requirement
EDUC-111 or HMDV-200Child Development
EDUC-260Human Learning
EDUC-266Teaching Methodology
EDUC-200Inclusion of Special Needs Student Populations
EDUC-265Assessment of Students
EDUC-201Reading
EDUC-203Reading
EDUC-204Reading
EDUC-205Reading



ACADEMIC SUBJECTS (PreK-12) AND (7-12) CERTIFICATION
HCC Course EquivalentMSDE Course Requirement
PSYC-204 or HMDV-200Adolescent Development
EDUC-260Human Learning
EDUC-267Teaching Methodology
EDUC-200Inclusion of Special Needs Student Populations
EDUC-265Assessment of Students
EDUC-202Reading
EDUC-206Reading



*Passing scores of required basic skills tests are:
 Praxis I – 177 in Math, 177 in Reading, 173 in Writing or total composite score of 527 OR
 SAT – composite score of 1100 in Math and Verbal (prior to 4/95, the SAT score equivalent is 1000) OR
 ACT – composite score of 24 OR
 GRE – composite score of 297 (prior to 9/1/11, the GRE score equivalent is 1000)
GENERIC SPECIAL EDUCATION INFANT/PRIMARY (BIRTH-GRADE 3) CERTIFICATION
HCC Course EquivalentMSDE Course Requirement
EDUC-200Historical, Philosophical, and Legal Foundations of

Special Education
EDUC-111 and/or
 HMDV-200 and/orHuman Growth and Development
 PSYC-203 (2 of 3)
EDUC-265Assessment, Diagnosis, and Prescriptive Techniques
EDUC-293Assessment, Diagnosis, and Prescriptive Techniques

(meets the appropriate age/grade level requirement)
EDUC-294Assessment, Diagnosis, and Prescriptive Techniques

(meets the appropriate age/grade level requirement)
EDUC-201Reading
EDUC-203Reading
EDUC-204Reading
EDUC-205Reading
EDUC-290Curriculum and Methodology of Instruction (meets

the appropriate age/grade level requirement)
EDUC-291Curriculum and Methodology of Instruction (meets

the appropriate age/grade level requirement)



GENERIC SPECIAL EDUCATION ELEMENTARY/MIDDLE (GRADES 1-8) CERTIFICATION
HCC Course Equivalent MSDE Course Requirement
EDUC-200Historical, Philosophical, and Legal Foundations of

Special Education
EDUC-111 and/or
 HMDV-200 and/orHuman Growth and Development
 PSYC-203 and/or
 PSYC-204 (2 of 4)
EDUC-265Assessment, Diagnosis, and Prescriptive Techniques
EDUC-293Assessment, Diagnosis, and Prescriptive Techniques

(meets the appropriate age/grade level requirement)
EDUC-294Assessment, Diagnosis, and Prescriptive Techniques

(meets the appropriate age/grade level requirement)
EDUC-201Reading
EDUC-203Reading
EDUC-204Reading
EDUC-205Reading
EDUC-290Curriculum and Methodology of Instruction (meets

the appropriate age/grade level requirement)
EDUC-291Curriculum and Methodology of Instruction (meets

the appropriate age/grade level requirement)



GENERIC SPECIAL EDUCATION SECONDARY/ADULT (GRADES 6-12) CERTIFICATION
HCC Course EquivalentMSDE Course Requirement
EDUC-200Historical, Philosophical, and Legal Foundations of

Special Education
HMDV-200 and/or
PSYC-203 and/or
PSYC-204 (2 of 3)Human Growth and Development
EDUC-265Assessment, Diagnosis, and Prescriptive Techniques
EDUC-293Assessment, Diagnosis, and Prescriptive Techniques

(meets the appropriate age/grade level requirement)
EDUC-294Assessment, Diagnosis, and Prescriptive Techniques

(meets the appropriate age/grade level requirement)
EDUC-202Reading
EDUC-206Reading
EDUC-290Curriculum and Methodology of Instruction (meets

the appropriate age/grade level requirement)
EDUC-292Curriculum and Methodology of Instruction (meets

the prevocational/vocational methods requirement)



Written Arrangements


Name and Location of Other InstitutionPortion of Program at Other Institution Method of Delivery at Other InstitutionEstimated Additional Costs

Howard County Public School System

18 Schools, Howard County Maryland

EDUC-200, EDUC-260, EDUC-267: 15 hours outside of class time for each course

Observation/participation in assigned classroom$0.00-$124.00 per course depending on assigned school







hcc catalogue '11-'12


Accounting - ACCT
Aging Services - AGNG
American Sign Language - AMSL
Anthropology - ANTH
Arabic - ARAB 
Art - ARTT 
Astronomy - ASTR
Bioinformatics - BFMT 
Biology - BIOL 
Biomechanical Engineering - BMET
Business - BMGT 
Cardiovascular Technology - CARD
Chemistry - CHEM 
Chinese - CHNS 
Cisco - CSCO 
Computer-Aided Design - CADD
Computer Forensics - CFOR 
Computer Systems - CMSY 
Conflict Resolution - CRES
Construction Management - CNST 
Cooperative Education - COOP
Criminal Justice - CRIM 
Culinary Management - CMGT 
Dance - DANC
Dental Hygiene - DHYG 
Diagnostic Medical
Sonography - DMSU

Economics - ECON 
Education - EDUC 
Electronics - ELEC 
Emergency Medical Technician/
Paramedic - EMSP
 
Engineering -ENES 
English- ENGL 
Entrepreneurship - ENTR 
Environmental Science - ENST
Exercise Science - EXSC 
Farsi - FARS
Film - FILM 
Financial PLanning- FNPL 
Fine Arts - FINE 
French - FREN 
Geography - GEOG 
Geology - GEOL 
German - GERM 
Greek - GREK 
Health Care - HEAL 
Health Education - HEED 
Hebrew - HBRW
Hindi - HNDI
History - HIST 
Horticulture - HORT 
Hospitality Management - HMGT
Human Development - HMDV 
Human Services - HUMS 
Humanities - HUMN
Interior Design - INDS
Italian - ITAL 
Japanese - JPNS
Korean - KORE 
Life Fitness - LFIT 
Mathematics - MATH 
Medical Laboratory
Technician - MLTS

Meteorology - METO 
Microsoft - MSFT 
Music - MUSC 
Nursing - NURS 
Nutrition - NUTR
Office Technology - OFFI 
Philosophy - PHIL 
Photonics - PHOT
Physical Therapist
Assistant - PTAP
 
Physics - PHYS 
Political Science - POLI 
Portuguese - PORT
Psychology - PSYC 
Public Health - PUBH
Radiologic Technology - RADT
Retailing - RETL 
Russian - RUSS 
Social Work - SOWK
Sociology - SOCI 
Spanish - SPAN 
Speech - SPCH 
Telecommunications - TELE
Television and Radio - TVRD
Theatre - THET 
Turkish - TURK
Wireless Communications - WCOM
Women's Studies - WMST