A.A. Degree - Transfer Program

Department: Liberal Arts

School: Community Engagement & Development

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New, Transfer, or Re-admit students should contact Admissions at 585-292-2200 or

Continuing students should contact Liberal Arts for more information.

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50% or more of this program can be completed online.

***This program is no longer offered at MCC.***
Please visit the Academic Programs page for a list of current programs.
The SUNY Teacher Education Transfer Template (TETT) is a State University of New York System articulation project designed to facilitate transfer between participating SUNY Associate Degree-Granting Institutions (ADGIs), such as Monroe Community College and those SUNY baccalaureate campuses with teacher education programs, consistent with the Chancellor's initiative, A New Vision in Teacher Education: Agenda for Change in SUNY’s Teacher Preparation Programs ( The goal is both to eliminate course incompatibilities that can hinder student progress and to simplify advisement at all campuses involved in teacher education. The TETT project calls for a model A.A. or A.S. curriculum consisting of three components for students aspiring to earn bachelor degrees with recommendation for NYS teacher certification in Childhood or Early Childhood Education or in Adolescence Education:

General Education Core: complete SUNY-GER plus an additional three credits of Foreign Language (33 credit hours); See the specific Major/Concentration information for details regarding how the general education core is met for a specific discipline.

Major or Concentration: at present the TETT project web site covers coursework in seven majors/concentrations for Adolescence Education - Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, English, History/Social Studies, Mathematics, Physics. The Early Childhood and Childhood Education (Teacher Education Transfer) programs at Monroe Community College offers concentrations in English, General Science, History/Social Studies, and Mathematics;

Pedagogical Core: one Psychology course (Child or Adolescent) and Foundations of Education (6 credit hours).
When a SUNY ADGI student completes these three components within a particular sequence of coursework, s/he is assured that the represented coursework will transfer to one of the SUNY designated campuses offering baccalaureate teacher education programs. The TETT project is a SUNY System articulation initiative and therefore assures that a transferring student’s coursework is accepted in whole if the student meets the criteria for admission to a parallel program at a participating SUNY baccalaureate campus. The TETT project does not guarantee admission to a particular teacher education baccalaureate program or institution. Information pertaining to the admission requirements for participating senior college programs is provided as part of the guidance on the TETT web site, Students are also advised to visit the web pages of teacher education campuses of interest, accessible from this site.

In the following pages, the three Teacher Education Transfer degree programs offered by Monroe Community College are detailed. Students matriculated in any of these programs are reminded that specific courses should be selected in close consultation with an advisor and based on the requirements of the student’s target baccalaureate institution.

Program Learning Outcomes
1) understand and be conversant about the main philosophical and sociological ideas and trends that have influenced education as well as be able to analyze their application and importance for teaching today.
2) identify professional expectations and responsibilities and articulate a basic understanding of teaching as a career.
3) analyze the critical issues in and implications of the education and treatment of children with learning and behavior disorders.
4) comprehend the complexities of a classroom setting and the teaching profession and appreciate the ethnic religious economic and learning diversity among students in public schools.

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Requirements for Program Entrance
Intermediate Algebra with Trigonometry or Math 104 (Level 6) for Early Childhood and Childhood majors. For adolescence majors, Pre-Algebra or TRS 094 at MCC (Level 3).
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