Education and Social Sciences

The Education and Social Sciences Department includes Education, Liberal Arts and Individual Studies academic programs.

Our Education programs prepare teachers to work in schools and agencies serving birth to grade 12. Liberal Arts and Individual Studies programs are for students who wish to complete a well-rounded degree and potentially transfer to a bachelor’s degree program.


Academic Advisement

Students in the Individual Studies A.A. and A.S. programs receive academic advisement in the Office of Student Outreach, Advisement and Retention, located in Guenther Enrollment Services Center, Suite 231 and available by calling (518) 629-7219.

Students in all other programs offered by this department (listed below) receive academic advisement by appointment through the Education and Social Sciences Department. When contacting the office, please use your HVCC email account (see Accessing Student Computer Systems for help accessing your account) and include your full name, ID number and program of study.
Contact Information: or (518) 629-7250
Office Location: Higbee Hall, Room 109

Programs advised in the Education and Social Sciences Department:

  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: Cultural Diversity Microcredential
  • Early Childhood A.A.S.
  • Early Childhood Administration A.A.S.
  • Early Childhood Administration Certificate
  • Liberal Arts & Sciences - Adolescent Education (Teacher Education Transfer) A.S.
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences - Humanities and Social Science A.A.
  • Liberal Arts and Science: History Track A.A.
  • Liberal Arts and Science: Political Science Track A.A.
  • Psychology A.A.
  • Special Education Assistant Certificate
  • Teaching Assistant Certificate

NOTE: New students are required to attend New Student Orientation and take the Placement Test (if applicable) prior to your academic advisement appointment.  


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Get in Touch

Department or program information:

Elizabeth A. Yanoff, Ph.D.
Education and Social Sciences DEPARTMENT CHAIRPERSON

Program admission information:

Guenther Enrollment Services Center, Room 223