JCC’s teacher education transfer degree programs provide students with knowledge, skills, theory, and hands-on educational experiences that will prepare them for transfer to a four-year institution with New York state teacher certification authority. Graduates will be able to transfer with full credit and junior status into participating SUNY four-year teacher education programs. Students will begin fulfilling their liberal arts concentration requirements along with courses in education theory and practice. Concentration areas include: biology, chemistry, earth science, English, modern language, general science, history/social studies, mathematics, and physics.

This program is designed to prepare students for transfer to classroom teacher preparation programs in the areas of adolescence education (grades 7-12 subject area) at four-year institutions with New York state teacher certification authority. Students who plan carefully can normally be expected to transfer to a four-year institution as juniors. The transfer institutions may have differing requirements. Students should plan their programs with a transfer counselor and an academic advisor as soon as possible and preferably before beginning their first semester at JCC.


Minimum program credit hours: 60

Program Codes
Degree Option
Associate in Science Degree
Hegis Code
Curriculum Code
General Requirements
45-51 credit hours
ENG 1530: English Composition II3
ENG 1540: Writing About Literature3
PSY 1510: General Psychology3

All New York state registered teacher education programs require the completion of a liberal arts concentration. Students should determine concentration areas prior to transferring to begin fulfilling concentration requirements. These courses should be selected with a transfer counselor or academic advisor and reflect the transfer institution’s requirements and the student’s area of academic concentration.

Course Type Credits
Mathematics 3-4
Natural Sciences (lab science recommended) 3-4
Other World Civilizations 3
The Arts 3
American History 3
Western Civilization 3
Foreign Language 6-8


Core Requirements
10-14 credit hours
EDU 1510: Foundations of Education3
PSY 2550: Psychology of Adolescence3
EDU 2210: Field Placement I - Education4
EDU 2450: Exceptional Children3
EDU 2460: Exceptional Child Field Placement Seminar1
Program Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the program, students will be able to:

  1. Compose a basic personal philosophy of education using established criteria based on their combined experiences integrating course instruction, reading, reflective writing, discussion, and field placements.
  2. Demonstrate and practice basic applications of tenets of effective teaching through presentation projects, reading, reflective writing, discussion, and field placements. This includes, but is not limited to, principles of lesson planning, classroom management, and reflective teaching.
  3. Understand how adolescents learn and develop, and will demonstrate this by designing and implementing appropriate and meaningful learning opportunities that support adolescents’ intellectual, social, and personal development.

Transfer Agreements

Our courses and programs are designed to give you a strong foundation in your area of study. But we know that for many of you, your time at JCC is just the first step in your educational journey. And when it's time for you to take your next step, that strong foundation, coupled with the wide variety of transfer agreements we maintain with several top colleges and universities, will help make your transfer process as smooth as possible. Learn More
It is important when planning your transfer to talk with your advisor about the specifics of each four-year college or university. 

View agreements which also relate to education:
SUNY College at Brockport SUNY College at Buffalo (Buffalo State)SUNY College at CortlandSUNY College of Enviro Sci. & Forestry Syracuse University
University of Pittsburgh at Bradford

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Renee FunkeCoordinator, Cattaraugus County Campus Teacher Education Transfer Program223 HULT, Jamestown Campus716.338.1219Contact | Full Profile ▸