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
|General Requirements||21-23 credit hours||Degree Requirements Met|
|ENG 1530: English Composition II||3||BCOM||H||CENG|
|ENG 1540: Writing About Literature||3||HUMA||H||CWRT, VEDP|
|Modern Language Requirement|
Choose from courses within the ARA, FRE, RUS, SPA disciplines.
|PSY 1510: General Psychology||3||SOSC||S||SR|
|PSY 2550: Psychology of Adolescence||3||SOSC||S||SR|
|Mathematics Electives (college level)|
3 credits must be SUNY General Education-category specific.
|Core Requirements||23 credit hours||Degree Requirements Met|
|EDU 1510: Foundations of Education||3|
|Core Specialization Electives||12-18||SUNY||LAS||JCC|
All New York state registered teacher education programs require the completion of a liberal arts specialization. Students should determine specialization areas prior to transferring to begin fulfilling specialization 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 specialization.
|To supplement program specialization to 23 total credits: EDU 2210, EDU 2450, EDU 2460||7-11|
|Electives||14-16 credit hours||Degree Requirements Met|
Depending on student’s specialization choice, up to 16 credits may need to be SUNY General Education-specific to satisfy all 10 categories and 3 credits may need to be mathematics and sciences electives to earn at least 6 credits in the category.
|Program Student Learning Outcomes|
Upon completion of the program, students will be able to:
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 specify that students earn the A.A. Liberal Arts and Sciences: Adolescence Education degree (some also allow a specified alternative degree):|