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Our campus has grown from a mere seven acres to a larger campus, comprised of eighteen buildings situated on 400 acres.
A University Parallel Associate Degree Program contains the first two years of a typical four-year college or university program. Students enrolled in this program are those who expect to transfer to another senior institution following their graduation from Hiwassee College. The Associate of Arts or Associate of Science degree is awarded. The faculty and staff of Hiwassee College work closely with our students and with neighboring colleges and universities to ensure smooth and accurate transfer of credits. The College maintains course-by-course transfer equivalency tables with many four-year colleges and universities to ease transfer and to help the student and his/her adviser with academic program development. In consultation with advisers, students may design an individual program of study to suit their goals and interests in areas such as Allied Health, Business, Education, Liberal Arts, Music, Science, and Pre-Professional. The University Parallel Associate Degree Program offered by the College can be modified in order to better meet the needs of the student and to accommodate the requirements of the senior institution to which the student expects to transfer. However, in making any modifications in a curriculum, the student must be sure to complete all General Education courses required for graduation.
1010 - Foundations of Education
A study of the influence of historical, philosophical, political, and sociological factors on the development of American education. Analysis of contemporary educational theory and practice and the role of the school in American society. Emphasis on curriculum, standards, assessment, learning theory, school governance and finance, professionalism, and research in current issues. Students complete a 20-hour field experience in the public schools, maintaining an observation journal as part of their Teaching Portfolio. Three hours credit. Fall.
1200, 1210, 1220, 1230, 2500, 2510, 2520, 2530 - Reading Tutor Practicum (Also listed as English 1200, 1210, 1220, 1230, 2500, 2510, 2520, 2530)
Students participate in a 5-week reading program at the Boys and Girls Club of Monroe County with fifteen hours of contact time in preparation and tutoring. Students keep a journal for reviewing their experiences and considering the application of concepts of reading theory. One hour credit each semester. Students may take no more than two practicums per semester and may apply a maximum of eight (8) hours practicum credit toward graduation.
2210 - Educational Psychology (Also listed as Psychology 2210)
A study of human behavior and learning treated in the context of education processes. The nature of various mental characteristics such as intelligence, interest, knowledge, measurement, appraisal, and their significance for educational goals. Elementary descriptive and inferential statistics. Prerequisite: Psychology 1110-1120. Three hours credit. Spring.
2310 - Introduction to Early Childhood Education
An introductory course in early childhood development and education, the purpose of which is to present, describe and apply major concepts and principles related to the field of early childhood education. Observations in various child care settings are an integral part of the course. Three hours credit. Offered as needed.
3440 - Computer Applications in Education (Also listed as CIS 3440)
An examination of the specific ways computer technology contributes to the quality of the educational environment, including a review of educational and productivity software and Internet resources, as well as an overview of computer operating systems, hardware, and maintenance. Three hours credit.
Hiwassee College is a place where learning comes in the classroom, but more importantly, it comes from real-world experience. You may be surprised how little you see the desk in front of you. Learning is more than hands-on. It’s real life.
With every corner you turn, you will find adventure. Athletics your thing? We’ve got almost every sport available and are always looking for talented new athletes. More the outdoorsy type? Here, you may find yourself rafting down a river of rapids, hiking a challenging trail, or simply taking in the majesty of the beautiful countryside.
The following list of colleges and universities have verified that they will accept Hiwassee College’s credits either as a direct transfer or case-by-case basis. This is not an exhaustive list, but it is an excellent set of options for students who are earning dual enrollment credits.
- Brevard College
- Bryan College
- Carson-Newman University
- Christian Brothers University
- Clemson University
- Cumberland University
- East Tennessee State University
- Emory & Henry College
- Iowa Central Community College
- Kentucky State University
- Lincoln Memorial University
- Maryville College
- Milligan College
- Samford University
- St. Petersburg College
- Tennessee Technological University
- Tennessee Wesleyan College
- Trevecca Nazarene University
- Trine University
- Tusculum College
- University of the Cumberlands
- University of Tennessee-Chattanooga
- University of Tennessee-Knoxville