The Pre-Education program was chosen in 2001 as one of the six exemplary community college teacher education programs in America by Recruiting New Teachers, Inc., an affiliate of the Carnegie Foundation of New York.
The Associate in Arts degree in Pre-Special Education requires 60 credit hours of coursework, all of which can be transferred to most teacher training institutions without loss of credit.
Pre-Special Education program graduates who complete a bachelor''s degree with teacher certification may teach special education classes in many disability areas such as mental impairments, visual impairments, learning disabilities, emotional impairments, physical impairments, hearing impairments, speech impairments, and autism.
Course Transfer Information Students interested in transferring should note: HPE 260 transfers to the University of Michigan- Dearborn and is a recommended course for students transferring to UM-D. HPE 140 and HPE 260 transfer to Eastern Michigan University and are recommended courses for students transferring to EMU. HPE 140, HPE 142 and HPE 260 transfer to Wayne State University and are recommended courses for students transferring to WSU. Consult the transfer guide for the university to which you wish to transfer to determine the HPE course that will apply to your bachelor''s degree.
- Central Michigan University
- Eastern Michigan University
- Michigan State University
- University of Detroit Mercy
- University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
- Wayne State University
The law requires new teachers, school administrators, school psychologists, and other personnel to provide documentation of a completed criminal record check. Students who complete field experiences as part of their HFCC coursework must provide a statewide criminal record check prior to work with children in public or non-public schools.
Required Core Courses
Required Support Courses
Students must also complete the specific degree requirements for the Associate in Arts Degree. Courses listed in the Required Core Courses and/or Required Support Courses may also be used to fulfill Associate in Arts Degree Requirements when applicable. Developmental courses (developmental courses are those numbered below 100) cannot be used to fulfill these requirements.
Students must also complete the General Education requirements of the College. Courses listed in the Required Core Courses and/or Required Support Courses, as well as courses used to fulfill requirements of the Associate in Arts degree, may also be used to fulfill General Education when applicable.