Liberal Arts and Sciences: Childhood Education (Teacher Education Transfer)

Put yourself on the accelerated track to a teaching career.

The childhood education associate degree program at Monroe Community College has earned national recognition for excellence. Our childhood education program was the first associate degree program to gain admission to Pi Lambda Theta, a national honor society for teacher education.

Monroe Community College’s childhood education program stands out because it offers:

  • Superior faculty. You’ll learn from experienced childhood education professionals who’ve spent many years teaching in elementary school classrooms.
  • Real teaching experience. You’ll take teacher preparation courses in your first semester and get childhood education experience in classrooms throughout Monroe County.
  • Transfer opportunities. Our childhood education program maintains transfer partnerships with many four-year institutions, so you can build your childhood education associate degree into a bachelor’s degree.
  • Career preparation. The childhood education associate degree is your first step toward New York State teacher certification.

Get Practical Teaching Experience with Our Two-Year Teaching Degree

Intended for students who want to teach in grade levels 1 through 6, the childhood education associate degree program in the Department of Education at Monroe Community College is built around practical experience. You’ll work with seasoned teachers in actual classrooms and acquire a broad range of professional skills.

You can fit MCC childhood education classes conveniently into your schedule, choosing from a combination of traditional, online, and hybrid courses. And you’ll be supported every step of the way by a dedicated academic advisor who can help you find the resources you need to complete your childhood education associate degree.

You might also benefit from our 2+2 dual admission agreements, enabling you to apply simultaneously for admission to Monroe Community College’s two-year degree in childhood education, and a childhood education bachelor’s degree program at a four-year college.

Build Your Teaching Associate Degree into a Bachelor’s Degree in Education

Graduates from our childhood education associate degree program have an outstanding record of educational and career success. After completing a childhood education associate degree at Monroe Community College, students have gone on to complete childhood education bachelor’s degrees at schools such as:

  • SUNY Geneseo
  • SUNY Brockport
  • SUNY Fredonia
  • SUNY Oswego
  • Nazareth College
  • Roberts Wesleyan College
  • St. John Fisher College
  • Keuka College

Our graduates have a high rate of success on teacher certification exams, and an excellent record of job placement. MCC’s two-year degree in childhood education can be your first step toward a teaching career, working in settings such as:

  • Public school districts
  • Private schools
  • Social service and health care agencies
  • Community organizations

Contact the Monroe Community College admissions office at (585) 292-2200 or admissions@monroecc.edu to learn more about our associate degree program in childhood education.

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LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCES: CHILDHOOD EDUCATION (TEACHER EDUCATION TRANSFER)

A.A. Degree - Transfer Program

Department:Dept. of Education

School(s): Community Engagement & Development

CIP Code: 24.0199
MCC Program Code: EC01
NYSED Code (BRI): 29448
NYSED Code (DCC): 29450

100% of this program can be completed online.

Description
This program is designed to support and encourage progress toward a baccalaureate degree and NYS teacher certification for students interested in pursuing teaching as a career. The Liberal Arts and Sciences: Childhood Education (Teacher Education Transfer) degree is specifically for students interested in teaching grade levels1-6.
Preparing to become a teacher is an exciting and challenging endeavor. This course of study provides students with the opportunity to experience the basic fundamentals of teaching in the classroom, while studying various integral aspects of the profession. The course of study also provides students with a balance of course work between completing Education classes, General Education requirements, and pursuing courses within the students' selected academic major.
MCC students also have the opportunity to apply for membership into Pi Lambda Theta, the International Honor Society and Professional Association in Education. MCC is the first community college in the nation invited to join this honor society.
(Housed in the Education Department)

Program Learning Outcomes
1. Identify professional expectations and responsibilities for a basic understanding of teaching as a career in childhood education (grades 1-6).
2. Articulate professional expectations and responsibilities for a basic understanding of teaching as a career in childhood education (grades 1-6).
3. Analyze philosophical, sociological and historical trends that have influenced their application to teaching today.
4. Analyze the critical issues in General Education and Special Education for application in classroom environments.
5. Apply subject matter knowledge of the teaching profession in work with diverse student populations through a childhood field work experience.

Employment Potential
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Requirements for Program Entrance
Intermediate Algebra with Trigonometry or MTH 104 (Level 6).

Distribution RequirementsCredit Hours
FIRST SEMESTER: 16 Credit Hours
ENG 101 College Composition OR
ENG 200 Advanced Composition
3
EDU 100 Introduction to the Teaching Profession1
PSY 101 Introductory Psychology3
MAJOR/CONCENTRATION ELECTIVE++++3 or higher
MTH 155 Mathematics for Elementary Teachers I3
NATURAL SCIENCE ELECTIVE****3
Total16
SECOND SEMESTER: 15 Credit Hours
EDU 200 Foundations of Education3
PSY 201 Developmental Psychology- Child3
MAJOR/CONCENTRATION ELECTIVE++++3
NATURAL SCIENCE ELECTIVE WITH LAB****3 or higher
MTH 156 Mathematics for Elementary Teachers II3
Total15
THIRD SEMESTER: 16 Credit Hours
EDU 208 Guided Fieldwork in Education3
HUMANITIES ELECTIVE OR
SUNY GENERAL EDUCATION- THE ARTS ELECTIVE**
3
HIS 111 United States History I - to 1865 OR
HIS 112 United States History II - since 1865
3
MAJOR/CONCENTRATION ELECTIVE++++ 2
FOREIGN LANGUAGE ELECTIVE 3
PHYSICAL/HEALTH EDUCATION ELECTIVES++ 2
Total16
FOURTH SEMESTER: 15 Credit Hours
LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCES ELECTIVE+ 3
SOCIAL SCIENCE ELECTIVE OR
SUNY GENERAL EDUCATION- WESTERN CIVILIZATIONS ELECTIVE***
3
LITERATURE ELECTIVE* 3
FOREIGN LANGUAGE ELECTIVE 3
SOCIAL SCIENCE ELECTIVE OR
SUNY GENERAL EDUCATION- OTHER WORLD CIVILIZATIONS ELECTIVE***
3
Total15
TOTAL CREDITS62+++

NOTE: For transfer to a SUNY college, check courses approved as meeting SUNY General Education Requirements.

Courses advised for transfer (see appropriate 2+2 audit sheet):
* ENG 215 Children's Literature or other literature course
** For transfer to a SUNY college: SUNY General Education- The Arts
For transfer to a private college: Humanities course
*** For transfer to a SUNY college: SUNY General Education- Western Civilization, Other World Civilizations.
For transfer to a private college: Cognates and Specific General Education Requirements, i.e., American History (HIS 111/112), American National Government (POS 102), Introduction to Economics (ECO 101)
**** SCI 131 Integrated Science for Future Teachers I - The Physical World and SCI 132 Integrated Science for Future Teachers II - The Living World recommended
+ PSY 261 Psychology of Learning and Behavior Disorders is strongly recommended for transfer
++ HED 116 Issues in Child Development and Health is strongly recommended for transfer
+++ Through careful advisement, students may be able to complete as much as 18 credit hours in some concentrations/majors prior to transfer.
++++ Courses selected within one academic area (concentration/major) chosen with an advisor, based upon transfer school requirements. Some of the required credits may fulfill other degree requirements.
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