HCC's English program provides a firm foundation for students who plan to transfer as English majors to four-year colleges. The core courses expand a student’s writing ability and literature competence in addition to fostering critical thinking skills. Students who major in English are well-equipped to analyze, synthesize, and communicate well. These skills are in high demand across nearly all professions. English majors at HCC have the world open to them.
The English education associate of arts in teaching provides students with the core courses needed to transfer to a four-year college or university to pursue a teaching career. The A.A.T also enables students to transfer seamlessly to Maryland colleges provided the students maintain a 2.75 GPA and pass the Praxis I licensure exam. This program can also provide students with the education needed to teach English outside of the Maryland system. For students who want to teach secondary school English anywhere, this program will suit their needs.