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Pathway to Teaching Careers
Associate in Science
Contact Person: Jennifer DeFrance - 860-215-9421
This 61 credit program is designed to provide education and experiences which will allow students to transfer to Eastern Connecticut State University meeting the requirements to be accepted into a teacher training program. The field of education is a growing profession. The National Center for Education Statistics predicts increases in the annual numbers of new school teacher hires, both in public and private schools. This transfer program closely parallels the core requirements of the first two years of most four-year college teacher preparation programs in Connecticut. Students are advised to review the requirements of the transfer institution prior to course selection.
PATHWAY TO TEACHING CAREERS CURRICULUM
|Course ID||Title of Course||Credits|
|Composition, Literature and Speech|
|ENG* K102°||Literature and Composition||3|
|COM* K173°||Public Speaking||3|
|Fine Arts (Select two of the following courses)||6|
|Select one course from the following: ARC* K102, ART* K107, ART* K111, ART* K121, THR* K101, THR* K110, THR* K121, MUS* K104/ANT* K136|
Two semesters of the same foreign language are required. Only Liberal Arts and Sciences electives may be substituted if two years of the same language, with a grade of "C" or better, were completed at the high school level. High school transcript and college verification required for substitution.
|Mathematics (select one of the following)||3|
|MAT* K137||Intermediate Algebra||3|
|MAT* K143°||Math for Elementary Education (For Elementary Ed)|
|MAT* K146°||Math for the Liberal Arts (For Secondary Ed)|
Sciences: Select one course from the following: AST* K111, BIO* K115, or EAS* K110
|Earth or Physical Science: Select one course from the following: AST* K101, CHE* K111, OCE* K101, or ENV* K101/ BIO* K180 (Elementary Ed need at least one BIO course)||3|
|HIS* K201°||United States History I|
|HIS* K202°||United States History II|
|PSY* K111°||General Psychology I||3|
|SOC* K101°||Principles of Sociology||3|
|EDU* K110°||Teaching in the Twenty First Century||3|
|ECE* K182°||Child Development (ECE and Elementary Ed)|
|PSY* K200°||Child Psychology (Secondary Ed)|
|BBG* K115°||Business Software Applications||3|
|HLT* K155°||Personal Health||3|
|PSY* K216°||Normal & Excp Child & Adol Dev||3|
|Other Electives: (Courses applicable in the intended major, see an advisor. Recommendations are ENG* K211 or above and other HIS course for elementary education).||6|
° Course has a prerequisite. Students should check course description.
Pathway to Teaching Careers, Associate in
Upon successful completion of all program requirements, graduates will be able to:
1. Work with others, think critically and gain an appreciation for learning.
2. Read, write, and communicate analytically in forms that involve the collection and documentation of outside sources.
3. Identify the role of the teacher in the classroom. Describe the route to becoming a successful teacher in Connecticut. List the requirements for teaching based on academic program requirements and state certification requirements.
4. Recognize broader historical, cultural, global and scientific perspectives as they relate to education.
5. Promote a respect for others, coupled with an understanding of ethical behavior and civic responsibility.
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