Liberal Arts and Sciences: Early Childhood Education (Teacher Education Transfer)
- AS - Transfer Program
- Department of Dept. of Education & Human Services
Students benefit from a head start in school—and so do teachers
In Monroe Community College’s early childhood education associate degree program, you’ll begin teacher prep courses in your first semester and gain hands-on teaching experience almost immediately. You’ll get top-notch instruction from faculty who’ve spent many years in early childhood education, while working directly with children in real-world educational settings.
You may also earn course credit based on prior learning. Learn how to test out of courses and earn credit with CLEP.
MCC offers extensive transfer partnerships and dual-admission agreements that let you move directly into a bachelor’s degree program. Graduates from our early childhood education transfer program have an outstanding record of continued education at:
- Nazareth College
- Roberts Wesleyan College
- St. John Fisher College
- Keuka College
MCC was the first community college invited into Pi Lambda Theta, the national honor society for teacher education.
Get Teacher Training Support So You Can Support Your Students
In the early childhood education (teacher education transfer) program at MCC, you’ll focus on preschool through second grade, and acquire a solid foundation of professional skills. To ensure your success, you’ll get:
- Hands-on experience in our partner districts in Monroe County
- A combination of traditional, online and hybrid course to fit your schedule
- Personalized academic advising to give you all the support you need
This program prepares you to transfer into a bachelor’s degree program in education, and to earn New York state certification as a classroom teacher. Your first teaching job title could be:
- Preschool teacher
- Kindergarten teacher
- Elementary school teacher
- Special education teacher
- Parent liaison
As a certified teacher, you’ll have employment options wherever young children learn, including:
- Public school districts
- Private schools
- Social service and health care agencies
- Community organizations
- Childcare centers with pre-K programs
To find out more about the early childhood education A.A. teacher education transfer program from Monroe Community College, contact the admissions office at firstname.lastname@example.org or (585) 292-2200.
LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCES: EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION (TEACHER EDUCATION TRANSFER)
A.S. Degree - Transfer Program
Department:Dept. of Education & Human Services
School(s): Community Engagement & DevelopmentMCC Program Code: EE03
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 Requirements||Credit Hours|
|FIRST SEMESTER: 16 Credit Hours|
|ENG 101 College Composition OR |
ENG 200 Advanced Composition
|EDU 100 Introduction to the Teaching Profession||1|
|PSY 101 Introduction to Psychological Science||3|
|SUNY GENERAL EDUCATION - FOREIGN LANGUAGE ELECTIVE**||3|
|MTH 155 Mathematics for Elementary Teachers I||3|
|HED 116 Issues in Child Development and Health||3|
|SECOND SEMESTER: 15 Credit Hours|
|EDU 200 Foundations of Education||3|
|PSY 201 Developmental Psychology- Child||3|
|SUNY GENERAL EDUCATION - FOREIGN LANGUAGE ELECTIVE**||3|
|MTH 156 Mathematics for Elementary Teachers II||3|
|THIRD SEMESTER: 15-18 Credit Hours|
|EDU 208 Guided Fieldwork in Education||3|
|SUNY GENERAL EDUCATION - NATURAL SCIENCES (SUNY-NS) ELECTIVE||3-4|
|HIS 111 United States History I - to 1865 OR|
HIS 112 United States History II - since 1865
|EDU 125 Technology in Education||2|
|FOURTH SEMESTER: 14-15 Credit Hours|
|EDU 230 Introduction to Special Education||3|
|MCC GENERAL EDUCATION - SCIENTIFIC REASONING (MCC-SCI) ELECTIVE***||3|
|SUNY GENERAL EDUCATION - HUMANITIES (SUNY-H) ELECTIVE#||3|
|SUNY GENERAL ELECTIVE - THE ARTS (SUNY-A) OR |
SUNY GENERAL EDUCATION - HUMANITIES (SUNY-H) ELECTIVE
**A sequence of two courses in the same foreign language is required for transfer.
***SCI 131 and SCI 132 recommended.
#Choose any English literature course from the SUNY-H list; ENG 215 is recommended.