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Takoma Park Silver Spring - Education & Social Sciences

 Welcome to the Education and Social Sciences cohort webpage for Takoma Park/ Silver Spring. Our cohort includes the disciplines of anthropology, criminal justice, psychology, and sociology, as well as education. Outstanding faculty members offer a variety of courses to prepare our students for transfer and careers in many fields. To meet student needs, we offer courses during the day, in the evening, and on weekends as well as online. 

Anthropology examines human biological and cultural similarities and differences from a comparative perspective, past and present. Our anthropology discipline provides a strong foundation in sociocultural anthropology, which seeks to describe and analyze sociocultural systems in our changing world and explores related global issues, such as language, conflict, media, migration, ethnic identity, and heritage. Students in our cultural classes have the opportunity to complete a hands-on ethnographic research project.    


A few Criminal Justice courses are offered at the Takoma Park/Silver Spring campus, but the academic program is currently based at the Rockville campus only.  Takoma Park/Silver Spring Psychology faculty members offer courses covering various sub-disciplines within the field. Our courses emphasize critical thinking, multicultural knowledge, and scholarly writing skills. We also collaborate with colleagues across the College to provide interdisciplinary experiences such as Brown Bag forums, Learning Communities, and colloquia. Many of our classes provide Student Service Learning Projects, which allow students to apply what they are learning to real-life situations.  

Our Sociology discipline develops students' ability to analyze society by using different sociological concepts, theories, and research methods. Our courses equip students with tools for understanding our diverse society by stressing the relationship between social structures and individual actions, and by examining forms of social inequalities such as race, ethnicity and gender in a global context. Students will also develop the ability to think critically and use scholarly approaches to understand society.    

Our Education Program includes multiple degree tracks. The Early Childhood Associate of Applied Sciences degree is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children, something few two-year schools have achieved. Through collaboration with our Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus Early Learning Center, we offer students the opportunity to complete internships on campus. Teacher transfer degrees are available in Early Childhood Education (ECE), Elementary and Special Education, and Secondary Education in five high-need fields, and all programs include field experience opportunities.     

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