Liberal Arts and Sciences: Adolescence Education (Teacher Education Transfer)

100% of this program can be completed online.

Great teachers can change lives. So can great teacher education programs.

Put yourself at the head of the class with an associate degree in adolescence education from Monroe Community College.

Widely recognized as a leader in teacher career preparation, MCC was the first community college invited into the national Pi Lambda Theta honor society. Our adolescence education associate degree program stands out because it offers:

  • Superior faculty. You’ll learn from experienced educators who’ve spent many years teaching in K-12 classrooms.
  • Real teaching experience. You’ll get hands-on teaching experience in our partner districts throughout Monroe County.
  • Transfer opportunities. Our adolescence education associate degree program has transfer partnerships with many four-year institutions, so you can build your adolescence education two-year degree into a bachelor’s degree. MCC uses the SUNY Teacher Education Transfer Template (TETT), specifically designed to promote transfer to SUNY campuses.
  • Career preparation. The adolescence education associate degree is your first step toward New York State teacher certification.

You may also earn course credit based on prior learning. Learn how to test out of courses and earn credit with CLEP.

Contact our admissions office at (585) 292-2200 or admissions@monroecc.edu to find out how an adolescence education associate degree can have a life-changing impact for you.

Get Practical Teaching Experience with Our Two-Year Teaching Degree

Intended for students who want to teach in grade levels 7 through 12, the adolescence education associate degree program is built around practical experience. You’ll work with seasoned teachers in actual classrooms and acquire a broad range of professional skills.

You can fit MCC adolescence education classes conveniently into your schedule, choosing from a combination of traditional, online, and hybrid courses. And you’ll be supported every step of the way by a dedicated academic advisor who can help you find the resources you need to complete your adolescence education associate degree.

You might also benefit from our 2+2 dual admission agreements, enabling you to apply simultaneously for admission to Monroe Community College’s adolescence education associate degree program, and an adolescence education bachelor’s degree program at a four-year college.

Build Your Teaching Associate Degree into a Bachelor’s Degree in Education

Graduates from our adolescence education associate degree program have an outstanding record of educational and career success. After completing an adolescence education associate degree at Monroe Community College, students have gone on to complete bachelor’s degrees at schools such as:

  • SUNY Geneseo
  • SUNY Brockport
  • SUNY Fredonia
  • SUNY Oswego
  • Houghton College
  • Nazareth College
  • Roberts Wesleyan College
  • St. John Fisher College
  • Keuka College

Our graduates have a high rate of success on teacher certification exams, and an excellent record of job placement. MCC’s two-year degree in adolescence education can be your first step toward a career as a:

  • High school teacher
  • Special education teacher
  • Literacy teacher
  • Vocational instructor
  • Parent education specialist

Contact the Monroe Community College admissions office at (585) 292-2200 or admissions@monroecc.edu to learn more about our associate degree program in adolescence education.

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LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCES: ADOLESCENCE EDUCATION (TEACHER EDUCATION TRANSFER)

A.S. Degree - Transfer Program

Department:Dept. of Education & Human Services

School(s): Community Engagement & Development

MCC Program Code: EA03

100% of this program can be completed online.

This program's design is based on: New MCC General Education

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: Adolescence Education (Teacher Education Transfer) degree is specifically for students interested in teaching grade levels 7 through 12.
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 adolescent education (grades 7-12).
2. Articulate professional expectations and responsibilities for a basic understanding of teaching as a career in adolescent education (grades 7-12).
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 adolescent field work experience.

Employment Potential
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Requirements for Program Entrance
Pre-Algebra or TRS 094 at MCC (Level 3).

Distribution Requirements

Credit 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 Introduction to Psychological Science3
HED 116 Issues in Child Development and Health3
MTH 150 Survey of Mathematics OR higher**#3
SUNY GENERAL EDUCATION - FOREIGN LANGUAGE (SUNY-FL) ELECTIVE***3
Total16
SECOND SEMESTER: 15 Credit Hours
EDU 200 Foundations of Education3
PSY 202 Developmental Psychology-Adolescence3
CONCENTRATION ELECTIVE*3
MCC GENERAL EDUCATION - SOCIAL SCIENCE and DIVERSITY (MCC-SSD) ELECTIVE###3
SUNY GENERAL EDUCATION - FOREIGN LANGUAGE (SUNY-FL) ELECTIVE***3
Total15
THIRD SEMESTER: 15-18 Credit Hours
EDU 208 Guided Fieldwork in Education3
SUNY GENERAL EDUCATION- HUMANITIES ELECTIVE (SUNY-H)##3
SUNY GENERAL EDUCATION - SOCIAL SCIENCES(SUNY-SS) OR SUNY GENERAL EDUCATION - AMERICAN HISTORY (SUNY-AH) ELECTIVE****3
CONCENTRATION ELECTIVE*1-3
SUNY GENERAL EDUCATION - NATURAL SCIENCES (SUNY-NS) ELECTIVE3-4
EDU 125 Technology in Education 2
Total15-18
FOURTH SEMESTER: 17 Credit Hours
SUNY GENERAL EDUCATION - THE ARTS (SUNY-A) OR SUNY GENERAL EDUCATION - HUMANITIES (SUNY-H) ELECTIVE3
CONCENTRATION ELECTIVES*3
MCC GENERAL EDUCATION - SCIENTIFIC REASONING (MCC-SCI) ELECTIVE 3
EDU 230 Introduction to Special Education 3
CONCENTRATION ELECTIVE* 2- 3
Total14-15
TOTAL PROGRAM CREDITS60-64
*Course selection must be made in consultation with an academic advisor to fulfill concentration/major requirements for transfer institution.
**MTH 150 or any other SUNY-M course with a higher number.
***A sequence of two courses in the same foreign language is required for transfer.
****Most transfer institutions require a course in U.S. History; check with an advisor for selection of appropriate course.
#MTH 150 is not an appropriate mathematics course for students pursuing teacher certification in the mathematics/science/technology field. Students should consult with an advisor for selection of proper mathematics placement and subsequent course work.
##Choose any English literature course from SUNY-H list.
###PSY 261 is strongly recommended for transfer; see an advisor for appropriateness for transfer school.

Revised 11/4/2020
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