Begin Here - Request Info
The KCTCS Education Teacher Preparation curriculum prepares graduates for employment and to continue their education at a College of Education. Hopkinsville Community College (HCC) partners with Murray State University (MSU) in Kentucky and with Austin Peay State University (APSU) in Tennessee to offer a seamless Transfer
"2 + 2" Teacher Preparation Partnership in Education learners.
All courses for the Education degree (Associate in Applied Science in Education/Teacher Preparation) transfer (as "equivalents") to fulfill specific course requirements for a BA/BS in Education. The flexible degree guidelines for the AAS in Education (Teacher Preparation curriculum) allows a customized Academic Plan tailored for each Education student to only complete courses that also "count" for the BA/BS degree. Thus, completion of the AAS in Education partners in Kentucky and the College of Education at APSU in Tennessee.
An Education student may choose to earn multiple KCTCS degrees (an Associate in Arts or Associate in Science degree in addition to the AAS Education degree). You complete the "Core" course in Education at HCC, and you will complete 34 credits or more of KCTCS General Education to become Fully General Education Certified as you earn two KCTCS associate degrees or more. Examples of General Education areas for degrees are communication (oral, writing I/II), arts-humanities, history, quantitative reasoning-mathematics, natural science, and social sciences (psychology, geography, government, etc.).
You will understand the theory, principles, and instructional strategies used for helping learners achieve the learner outcomes/standards expected of the curriculum once you have successfully earned your Education degree(s) at HCC.
Two examples of careers in education include certified teachers and teaching assistants (paraeducators). A new teacher certified in Kentucky (requires a bachelor’s degree) can expect to earn more than $35,000 as a full-time teacher in the local public schools. A paraeducator in the schools requires a two-year degree (or equivalent); a starting salary is lower than that of a certified teacher.
The Education curriculum has no special admission requirements. Please consult HCC's general admission requirements. However, there are admission requirements to Colleges of Education at the four-year colleges and universities after you transfer from HCC. As one example (for all Kentucky undergraduate programs in Education), each enrollee must successfully complete the Pre-Professional Skills Test (PPST-Praxis I) for admission to a Teacher Education program in Kentucky. For admission to the College of Education at APSU, the three PPST exams, the ACT (an ACT composite score of 22 or higher), or other alternatives may be used.
If you enroll fulltime in the Education and General Education courses at Hopkinsville Community College, a minimum of two years is required to complete the "2 + 2" program (AAS in Education). After completing the “two-year” associate degree(s) at HCC, two additional years will be required to earn a BA/BS degree at another college and/or university.
Office: Hopkinsville Campus, Auditorium Building 209
Phone: (270) 707-3717
This information should not be considered a substitute for the KCTCS Catalog. You should always choose all "2 + 2" courses in cooperation with Dr. Vice and/or an academic advisor to ensure that each course you complete at HCC transfers for your BA/BS program and fulfills a very specific course requirement for your degrees.