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

A.A. DEGREE

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.


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 Profession
      1
      PSY 101 Introductory Psychology
      3
      MAJOR/CONCENTRATION ELECTIVE++++
      3 or higher
      MTH 155 Mathematics for Elementary Teachers I
      3
      NATURAL SCIENCE ELECTIVE WITH LAB****
      3 or higher
      Total
      16
      SECOND SEMESTER: 15 Credit Hours

      EDU 200 Foundations of Education
      3
      PSY 201 Developmental Psychology- Child
      3
      MAJOR/CONCENTRATION ELECTIVE++++
      3 or higher
      NATURAL SCIENCE ELECTIVE****
      3
      MTH 156 Mathematics for Elementary Teachers II
      3
      Total
      15
      THIRD SEMESTER: 16 Credit Hours

      EDU 208 Guided Fieldwork in Education
      3
      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++
      2
      Total
      16
      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
      Total
      15
      TOTAL CREDITS
      62+++

    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.