Extra Curricular Programs

The Education Department at MCC has unique opportunities for students to learn beyond the classroom. We invite you to participate in these activities.

Pi Lambda Theta

Pi Lambda Theta is an International Honor Society and Professional Association in Education.

Member Benefits include:

  • Scholarships for full or part time study in Education
  • Opportunities to participate in conferences
  • Member job search, referral, and resume distribution services
  • National awards for excellence in research, scholarship and classroom teaching
  • Nationwide classroom teacher support for field research
  • “The Educator as Leader” initiative (TEAL)

Eligibility Requirements:

  • A 3.5 cumulative grade point average for all courses taken toward the Education degree at Monroe Community College
  • A minimum of 30 applicable credits at the time of application with at least 24 of those credits earned at MCC
  • A letter grade of “A-” or higher in any completed Education courses:

                                    EDU 100         EDU 200
                                    EDU 150         EDU 208

  • A letter of recommendation from a faculty member
  • An MCC student in good standing with the college

Application Procedure:
If you meet the requirements, you will automatically receive a packet with instructions for completion. These are distributed once each semester. If you are accepted and decide to join, you need only continue your membership with the organization directly. You do not need to reapply in subsequent semesters.

Download the brochure.

For more information, go to:  http://www.pilambda.org/

Professional Series

The Professional Series is an opportunity for students to learn about the world of teaching. Each semester, three to four education topics are presented by experts in the field. 

Past topics include:

  • Making Lesson Plans Fun, Challenging, Exciting and Effective
  • Getting Hired: Planning for a Career in Education
  • Navigating the Transfer and Certification Process
  • Effects of Lead Exposure on Classroom Learning
  • Recognizing and Challenging Gifted Students
  • Early Childhood: The Impact on Educational Success
  • Behavior Management Techniques for the Classroom

Professional Series Archives

For dates, times and locations of upcoming workshops, refer to the Calendar of Events.

Have a topic you are interested in learning more about?
Interested in being a guest speaker?

Contact Tracy Wyant at twyant@monroecc.edu

We welcome your suggestions for topics, as well as, your interest in being a guest speaker!

L.A.S.T. Exam

Education students: If you are a sophomore it’s time to take your L.A.S.T. exam!

The Liberal Arts and Sciences Test (L.A.S.T.) is the first test you’ll take on the road to NYS teacher certification. Let MCC prepare you for this test. Join us at one of our L.A.S.T. Exam Preparation Sessions.

Topics covered at each session include:

  • About the test
  • Test-taking strategies
  • Practice multiple choice section of test
  • Review written assignment section of test
  • And more!

See the Calendar of Events for specific days and times of review sessions.

For reservations or to learn more, contact: Janet Waasdorp at 262-1463 or jwassdorp@monroecc.edu

You can also visit the New York State Teacher Certification Examinations web site for more information about this exam.