Pathway to Teaching Careers

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Associate in Science
Contact Person: Jennifer DeFrance - 860-215-9421

This 67 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.



Course ID Title of Course Credits
Composition, Literature and Speech
ENG* K101° Composition 3
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* K121, THR* K101, MUS* K104/ANT* K136*  
  Select one course from the following: ART* K111, THR* K110, or THR* K121* (* meets T2CE at ECSU)  
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. 
__________ ___________________________ 3
__________ ___________________________ 3
PHL* K101° Introduction to Philosophy  
or or 3
PHL* K111° Ethics  
Mathematics (select one of the following) 3
For Elementary Education    
MAT* K143° Math for Elementary Education  
or or  
For Secondary Education    
MAT* K146° Math for the Liberal Arts  
Natural Science (select one of the following) 3
OCE* K101 Introduction to Oceanography  
or or  
ENV* K101 Environmental Studies  
Earth or Physical Science (select one of the following) 4
BIO* K115° Human Biology  
or or  
BIO* K121° General Biology I  
or or  
EAS* K110° Earth Science  
Social Sciences    
HIS* K201° United States History I  
or or 3
HIS* K202° United States History II  
PSY* K111° General Psychology I 3
PSY* K200° Child Psychology  
or or 3
ECE* K182° Child Development  
SOC* K101° Principles of Sociology 3
CSA* K105 Introduction to Software Applications  
or or 3
BBG* K115° Business Software Applications  
HLT* K155° Personal Health 3
ECE* K215° The Exceptional Learner 3
EDU* K110° Teaching in the Twenty First Century 3
PSY* K204° Child and Adolescent Development 3
Other Electives: (Courses applicable in the intended major. Recomendations are ENG* K2xx for elementary education and MAT* K167 for secondary education). 6
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° Course has a prerequisite. Students should check course description. 


Pathway to Teaching Careers, Associate in Arts Degree
Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of all program requirements, graduates will be able to:

  1. think critically and creatively.

  2. communicate analytically, in both speaking and writing, in forms that involve the collection and documentation of outside sources.

  3. work collaboratively as well as independently.

  4. recognize broader historical, cultural, global and scientific perspectives.

  5. cultivate a respect for others, coupled with an understanding of ethical behavior and civic responsibility.

  6. begin to develop the ability to work in the teaching profession, articulating both the route to become and the role of a successful teacher in the classroom.