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

Students benefit from a head start in school—and so do teachers.

In Monroe Community College’s early childhood education associate degree program, you’ll begin teacher prep courses in your first semester and gain hands-on teaching experience almost immediately. You’ll get top-notch instruction from faculty who’ve spent many years in early childhood education, while working directly with children in real-world educational settings.

MCC offers extensive transfer partnerships and dual-admission agreements that let you move directly into a bachelor’s degree program. Graduates from our early childhood education transfer program have an outstanding record of continued education at:

  • SUNY

    • Geneseo
    • Brockport
    • Fredonia
    • Oswego

  • Nazareth College
  • Roberts Wesleyan College
  • St. John Fisher College
  • Keuka College
Young girls in line in early childhood classroom

MCC was the first community college invited into Pi Lambda Theta, the national honor society for teacher education.

Get Teacher Training Support So You Can Support Your Students

In the early childhood education (teacher education transfer) program at MCC, you’ll focus on preschool through second grade, and acquire a solid foundation of professional skills. To ensure your success, you’ll get:

  • Hands-on experience in our partner districts in Monroe County
  • A combination of traditional, online and hybrid course to fit your schedule
  • Personalized academic advising to give you all the support you need

This program prepares you to transfer into a bachelor’s degree program in education, and to earn New York state certification as a classroom teacher. Your first teaching job title could be:

  • Preschool teacher
  • Kindergarten teacher
  • Elementary school teacher
  • Special education teacher
  • Parent liaison

As a certified teacher, you’ll have employment options wherever young children learn, including:

  • Public school districts
  • Private schools
  • Social service and health care agencies
  • Community organizations
  • Childcare centers with pre-K programs

To find out more about the early childhood education A.A. teacher education transfer program from Monroe Community College, contact the admissions office at admissions@monroecc.edu or (585) 292-2200.


LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCES: EARLY 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: EE01
NYSED Code (BRI): 29452
NYSED Code (DCC): 29451

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: Early Childhood Education (Teacher Education Transfer) degree is specifically for students interested in teaching grade levels Birth through Second Grade (0-2).
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 coursework 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 early childhood education (grades B-2).
2. Articulate professional expectations and responsibilities for a basic understanding of teaching as a career in early childhood education (grades B-2).
3. Analyze philosophical, sociological and historical trends that have influenced their application in 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 an early 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 WITH LAB****3 or higher
Total16
SECOND SEMESTER: 15 Credit Hours
EDU 200 Foundations of Education3
PSY 201 Developmental Psychology- Child3
MAJOR/CONCENTRATION ELECTIVE++++3 or higher
NATURAL SCIENCE ELECTIVE****3
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 ELECTIVE3
PHYSICAL/HEALTH EDUCATION++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 ELECTIVE3
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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