Education - transfer major

Academic Advisers

AATC: Schedule appointment thru Navigate | 503-491-7315 | Room AC2253 | Advising.Questions@mhcc.edu | Students with last name A-Cg
Layne Morell: Schedule appointment thru Navigate | 503-491-7372 | Room AC2253 | Layne.Morell@mhcc.edu | Students with last name Cf-F
David Arguello:  Schedule appointment thru Navigate | 503-491-7418 | Room AC2253 | David.Arguello@mhcc.edu | Students with last name G-J
Graham Phillips: Schedule appointment thru Navigate | 503-491-6071 | Room AC2253 | Graham.Phillips@mhcc.edu | Students with last name K-Mn
Jennifer Hare: Schedule appointment thru Navigate | 503-491-7494 | Room AC2253 | Jennifer.Hare@mhcc.edu | Students with last name Mo-P
Emma Zwaschka: Schedule appointment thru Navigate | 503-491-7227 | Room AC2253 | Emma.Zwaschka@mhcc.edu | Students with last name Q-S
Chelsea Roweder: 
Schedule appointment thru Navigate | 503-491-7644 | Room AC2253 | Chelsea.Roweder@mhcc.edu | Students with last name T-Z

teacher

If you want to be a teacher, you will be making a number of choices:

  • What age group do you want to teach?
  • What subject do you want to teach?
  • Will you transfer to a school with an undergraduate (four-year / bachelor’s) or graduate (fifth year / master’s) teaching program?
  • Which college do you want to transfer to?

The answer to these questions will help you figure out the right courses to take.

Students interested in teaching at the elementary level (Pre-K to eighth grade) will want to follow a course of study that is multidisciplinary since they will teach many subjects. There are a number of Elementary Teacher Education programs in the Portland area.

Students interested in teaching at the secondary (middle or high school) level will want to follow a course of study that reflects the major area they wish to teach (e.g., math, social science, science, health/PE, language arts, etc.)

All students should work with an adviser to make an education plan.

Transfer Outcomes

The primary objective of MHCC's transfer programs is to fulfill general education requirements and prepare students for transferring to bachelor's degree programs. MHCC identifies the following core institutional outcomes as program outcomes for its transfer programs:

  • Communication
  • Cultural competence
  • Quantitative reasoning and analysis
  • Information literacy
  • Critical thinking and problem solving
  • Skills to promote personal wellness
  • Civic and social responsibility

Courses for Elementary Education Majors

ED200Introduction to Education (Course offered online)3
ED261Child Development Principles4
MTH211Fundamentals of Elementary Mathematics I4
MTH212Fundamentals of Elementary Mathematics II4
MTH213Fundamentals of Elementary Mathematics III4

EOU Elementary Teacher Education Program

On the MHCC campus you can earn from EOU:

  • Bachelor of Science in elementary education
  • English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) endorsement
  • Oregon teaching license

Transfer Schools

The following examples show how a student can complete  an AAOT degree while also taking lower-division education courses. Students should work with their MHCC adviser, and their preferred transfer college, to pick the right classes. Not all courses are offered every term. Click on a course number to see what term(s) the course is typically offered. While students are welcome to start classes at MHCC in any term, many plans in the catalog are meant to start in fall term unless otherwise noted. 

  • Full time = 12 or more credits per term; takes 6 to 7 terms to complete.
  • 3/4 time = 9 to 11 credits per term; takes about 8 to 10 terms to complete.
  • Part time = 6 to 8 credits per term; takes about 11 to 13 terms to complete.

Sample Plan (full time)

Plan of Study Grid
First QuarterCredits
ED200 Introduction to Education (Course offered online) 3
MTH211 Fundamentals of Elementary Mathematics I 4
WR121Z Composition I (Course offered online) 4
Health & Physical Education 3
 Credits14
Second Quarter
ED261 Child Development Principles 4
MTH212 Fundamentals of Elementary Mathematics II 4
WR122Z
Composition II (Course offered online)
or Technical Writing (Course offered online)
4
Lab Science 3-5
 Credits17
Third Quarter
MTH213 Fundamentals of Elementary Mathematics III 4
Oral Communication 3-4
Lab Science 3-5
Social Science 4
 Credits17
Fourth Quarter
Arts & Letters 3-4
Social Science 3-4
Lab Science 3-5
Elective / university requirement 4
 Credits16
Fifth Quarter
Arts & Letters 3-4
Social Science 3-4
Elective(s) / university requirements 7-8
 Credits14
Sixth Quarter
Arts & Letters 6-8
Social Science 3-4
Electives, if needed to reach 90 credits 3-4
 Credits12-16
 Total Credits90-94

Sample Plan (part time)

Plan of Study Grid
First QuarterCredits
ED200 Introduction to Education (Course offered online) 3
WR121Z Composition I (Course offered online) 4
 Credits7
Second Quarter
ED261 Child Development Principles 4
WR122Z Composition II (Course offered online) 4
 Credits8
Third Quarter
Lab Science 3-5
Oral Communication 3-4
 Credits8
Fourth Quarter
Arts & Letters 3-4
Health / Physical Education 3
 Credits7
Fifth Quarter
MTH211 Fundamentals of Elementary Mathematics I 4
Lab Science 3-5
 Credits8
Sixth Quarter
MTH212 Fundamentals of Elementary Mathematics II 4
Elective / university requirement 3-4
 Credits8
Seventh Quarter
MTH213 Fundamentals of Elementary Mathematics III 4
Social Science 3-4
 Credits8
Eighth Quarter
Lab Science 3-5
Social Science 3-4
 Credits7-8
Ninth Quarter
Arts & Letters 3-4
Elective / university requirement 3-4
 Credits7-8
Tenth Quarter
Social Science 3-4
Elective / university requirement 3-4
 Credits7-8
Eleventh Quarter
Arts & Letters 4
Elective / university requirement 3-4
 Credits8
Twelfth Quarter
Social Science 3-4
Elective / university requirement 3-4
 Credits7-8
 Total Credits90-94

ED120 Leadership Training I - Personal Philosophy of Leadership

Credit 1Fall

Registration Requirement: RD090 and WR090, or IECC201R and IECC201W, each with a grade of "C" or better; or placement above stated course levels.

This course is designed to provide emerging and existing leaders the opportunity to explore the exercise of leadership and to develop and improve their skills for the exercise of leadership. The course integrates readings from the humanities, experiential exercises, films, and contemporary readings on leadership. In Leadership Training I students develop a personal philosophy of leadership.

ED121 Leadership Training II - Vision, Goals and Teams

Credit 1Winter

Registration Requirement: RD090 and WR090, or IECC201R and IECC201W, each with a grade of "C" or better; or placement above stated course levels.

This course is designed to provide emerging and existing leaders the opportunity to explore the exercise of leadership and to develop and improve their skills for the exercise of leadership. The course integrates readings from the humanities, experiential exercises, films, and contemporary readings on leadership. In Leadership Training II students learn to articulate a vision, set goals and build successful teams.

ED122 Leadership Training III - Practical application

Credit 1Spring

Registration Requirement: RD090 and WR090, or IECC201R and IECC201W, each with a grade of "C" or better; or placement above stated course levels.

This course is designed to provide emerging and existing leaders the opportunity to explore the exercise of leadership and to develop and improve their skills for the exercise of leadership. The course integrates readings from the humanities, experiential exercises, films, and contemporary readings on leadership. In Leadership Training III students address practical concerns including making decisions, guiding through conflict and initiating and/or navigating change.

ED125 Tutoring and Instructional Issues

Credit 1

Registration Requirement: Employment in the MHCC Learning Success Center (LSC) or instructor consent is required.

This course introduces professional tutors and peer academic mentors to effective tutoring and academic coaching strategies for community college learners. The course covers tutor and mentor roles and responsibilities, adult learning theories, techniques for conducting productive tutoring or mentoring sessions, questioning and active listening techniques, study skills and learning strategies, learning differences, ethics and appropriate referral processes.

ED200 Introduction to Education (Course offered online)

Credits 3Fall/Winter/Spring

Registration Requirement: RD090 and WR090,or IECC201R and IECC201W, each with a grade of "C" or better; or placement above stated course levels.

This course examines teaching as a profession and considers the roles and ethical obligations of professional educators. The course investigates issues prominent in education today including historical, legal and philosophical foundations. The governance of local schools and districts, student diversity, characteristics of effective schools and teachers are discussed. This course is recommended for anyone considering a career in teaching.

ED261 Child Development Principles

Credits 4Winter

Registration Requirement: RD090 and WR090, or IECC201R and IECC201W, with a "C" or better; or placement above stated levels.

Surveys basic theories and principles of development from the prenatal stage to adolescence. Examines various influences on development. The focus includes age-appropriate expectations and the significance of research findings for each stage. Students cannot get credit for both ED261 and ECE261.

Online option regularly offered

Cultural Literacy course