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: art, biology, chemistry, earth science, English, foreign language, general science, history/social studies, mathematics, music, and physics. 

This program is designed to prepare students for transfer to classroom teacher preparation programs in the areas of early childhood education (birth through grade 2) 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
21-23 credit hours Degree Requirements Met
ENG 1530: English Composition II3 BCOM H CENG
ENG 1540: Writing About Literature3 HUMA H CWRT, VEDP
Modern Language Requirement

Choose from courses within the ARA, FRE, RUS, SPA disciplines.

6-8 FLAN H
PSY 1510: General Psychology3 SOSC S SR
PSY 2520: Child Development3 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 Education3

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.

Specialization Electives12-18 (X)
To supplement program specialization to 23 total credits: EDU 2150, EDU 2210, EDU 2220, EDU 2440, EDU 2450, EDU 24607-11
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.

14-16 (X-X)
Important Points
  • Students planning to transfer should work closely with a transfer counselor and an academic advisor. The degree requirements may be modified depending on the requirements of the specific transfer institution. Many transfer institutions also have specific overall GPA requirements.
  • Students planning to transfer to a four-year SUNY institution to complete their teacher education baccalaureate degree must complete the entire SUNY General Education Requirements (SUNY-GER) plus an additional three credits of foreign language. Students must work closely with an academic advisor when choosing the courses to fulfill SUNY General Education Requirements.
  • EDU 1510, 2210, and 2460 all include a field component. The number of field hours varies by course. It is possible to achieve a total of 165 field hours through JCC coursework.
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 young children learn and develop, and will demonstrate this by designing and implementing appropriate and meaningful learning opportunities that promote comprehensive and developmental learning outcomes for all young children.

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. 

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Elizabeth StarksInstructor, Early Childhood Education/Psychology HULT, Jamestown Campus716.338.1226Contact | Full Profile ▸