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Liberal Arts And Sciences: Early Childhood Education (Teacher Education Transfer)
A.A. Degree - Transfer Program
50% or more of this program can be completed online.

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)

Distribution RequirementsCredit Hours
FIRST SEMESTER: 16-18 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++++3-4
MTH 155 Mathematics for Elementary Teachers I3
NATURAL SCIENCE ELECTIVE****3-4
Total16-18
SECOND SEMESTER: 15-17 Credit Hours
EDU 200 Foundations of Education3
PSY 201 Developmental Psychology-Child3
MAJOR/CONCENTRATION ELECTIVE3-4
NATURAL SCIENCE ELECTIVE****3-4
MTH 156 Mathematics for Elementary Teachers II3
Total15-17
THIRD SEMESTER: 16-18 Credit Hours
EDU 208 Guided Fieldwork in Education3
HUMANITIES ELECTIVE OR
SUNY GENERAL EDUCATION - THE ARTS**
3
HIS 111 History of the United States to 1865 OR
HIS 112 History of the United States Since 1865
3
MAJOR/CONCENTRATION ELECTIVE++++2-4
FOREIGN LANGUAGE ELECTIVE3
PHYSICAL/HEALTH EDUCATION2
Total16-18
FOURTH SEMESTER: 15 Credit Hours
LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCES ELECTIVE+3
SOCIAL SCIENCE ELECTIVE OR
SUNY GENERAL EDUCATION-WESTERN CIVILIZATION***
3
LITERATURE ELECTIVE*3
FOREIGN LANGUAGE ELECTIVE3
SOCIAL SCIENCE ELECTIVE OR
SUNY GENERAL EDUCATION-OTHER WORLD CIVILIZATION***
3
Total15
TOTAL CREDITS62-68+++

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-Arts
For transfer to a private college: Humanities Course
*** For transfer to a SUNY college: SUNY General Education-Western Civilization, Other World Civilizations (except PHL 108 and PHL 109)
For transfer to a private college: Cognates and Specific General Education Requirements, i.e., American History (HIS 111/112), American National Government (POS 120), 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 requriements.
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