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.

Programs

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 receive academic advisement by appointment through the following advisors in the Education and Social Sciences department:

Department Advisors
Program Advisor Advisor Email Advisor Office
Early Childhood A.A.S. Diane Teutschman d.teutschman@hvcc.edu Higbee Hall, Room 210
Early Childhood Administration A.A.S. Lorelei Wagner l.wagner@hvcc.edu  Higbee Hall, Room 214
Early Childhood Administration Certificate Lorelei Wagner l.wagner@hvcc.edu  Higbee Hall, Room 214
Liberal Arts & Sciences - Adolescent Education (Teacher Education Transfer) A.S. Lorelei Wagner l.wagner@hvcc.edu  Higbee Hall, Room 214
Liberal Arts and Sciences - Humanities and Social Science A.A.
Student last names A - J
Lorelei Wagner l.wagner@hvcc.edu  Higbee Hall, Room 214
Liberal Arts and Sciences - Humanities and Social Science A.A.
Student last names K - Z
Paige Sovey p.sovey@hvcc.edu  Higbee Hall, Room 213
Liberal Arts and Science: History Track A.A. Paige Sovey p.sovey@hvcc.edu  Higbee Hall, Room 213
Liberal Arts and Science: Political Science Track A.A. Paige Sovey p.sovey@hvcc.edu  Higbee Hall, Room 213
Psychology A.A. Paige Sovey p.sovey@hvcc.edu  Higbee Hall, Room 213
Special Education Assistant Certificate Debra O’Keefe d.okeefe@hvcc.edu  Higbee Hall, Room 109
Teaching Assistant Certificate Debra O’Keefe d.okeefe@hvcc.edu  Higbee Hall, Room 109

Students with general questions can call the department at (518) 629-7250.

NOTE: Current students asking questions over the phone may be asked for their FERPA password, depending on what is being asked. See Communicating with Students Remotely and Complying with FERPA for more details.

Faculty

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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
Regular Hours: Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Summer Hours: Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.