Liberal Arts and Sciences: Early Childhood Education, Childhood Education, and Adolescence Education (Teacher Education Transfer) - AS
Many SUNY Delhi students express interest in teaching careers and pursue bachelor degrees in education upon leaving Delhi. SUNY Delhi's three Teacher Education Transfer options are an integral part of Delhi’s efforts to provide multiple pathways for students to put a liberal arts degree into practice.
The Instructional Program
The Teacher Education Transfer options provide students with knowledge, skills, theory, and hands-on educational experiences that prepare them for transfer to four-year institutions with New York State teacher-certification authority in three areas: early childhood, childhood, and adolescence education. Early Childhood Education spans birth through grade 2; Childhood Education spans grades 1-6; and Adolescence Education spans grades 7-12. (Those with Childhood Education certification can also qualify to teach middle school by taking additional course work in a subject area specialty.)
Students in the Teacher Education Transfer programs begin fulfilling their liberal arts concentration requirements while taking courses in education theory and practice. Concentration areas offered at Delhi include the following: biology, chemistry, English, general science, history/social studies, mathematics, and physics. Each of the three Teacher Education Transfer options requires a minimum of 62 credit hours for graduation.
SUNY Delhi has collaborated with eight SUNY teacher education programs to permit seamless transfer from Delhi to these four-year institutions--in most instances, with junior status. Since SUNY's teacher education programs may alter admissions requirements and selectivity, students must carefully plan their teacher education program of study with an academic advisor.
SUNY Curriculum Codes:
1802 - Childhood Education
1803 - Early Childhood Education
1804 - Adolescence Education
SUNY General Education Requirements:
Students who intend to receive A.A., A.S., or baccalaureate degrees must satisfy SUNY and campus General Education (GE) requirements to graduate. Students should be aware that GE requirements may vary by academic program. See the requirements below for this program, and consult with your academic advisor. For general information, see the "General Education" section of this catalog.
A.A.S. and A.O.S. degree students may not be required to fulfill General Education (GE) requirements; however, any student who may wish to transfer should complete as many GE courses as possible. Consult with your academic advisor.
General Education requirements for the Teacher Education Transfer programs include a minimum of 37-44 credits as follows:
|Course No.||Course||Cr. Hrs.|
Freshman Composition or Advanced Composition 1
Foreign Language Electives 2
Mathematics Electives 3
Introductory Psychology I
American History Elective
Literature or Humanities Elective4
Laboratory Science Electives5
Western Civilization Elective
Other World Civilizations Elective
Liberal Arts Concentration
In addition to the General Education requirements, each of the Teacher Education Transfer options requires a Liberal Arts Concentration comprised of 12-18 credit hours of course work. All New York State registered teacher education programs require completion of a liberal arts concentration. Students should determine their area of concentration early so they can begin fulfilling concentration requirements before transferring. These courses should be selected in consultation with a transfer counselor or academic advisor, and should reflect both the student's area of academic specialization and the transfer institution's requirements.
Core requirements for the Teacher Education Transfer programs include 7 credits of course work as follows:
|Course No.||Course||Cr. Hrs.|
|EDUC 100||Foundations of Education||3|
|EDUC 101||Practicum in Education||1|
|PSYC 215||Child Growth and Development6|
|PSYC 240||Adolescent Psychology6|
Degree Requirements: 62 credit hours
1 English is by placement according to competency.
2 A sequence of two courses must be taken in the chosen language.
3 The first mathematics course is by placement according to competency. Students in the Adolescence Education program take 3 credits of mathematics; students in the Early Childhood and Childhood Education programs take 6 credits of mathematics, which include Mathematics for Elementary Teachers I & II.
4 Students choose among the following three courses: LITR 100 Introduction to Literature, LITR 110 Introduction to Fiction, and HUMN 170 Philosophy.
5 Students in the Adolescence Education program take 3-4 credits of laboratory science; students in the Early Childhood and Childhood Education programs take 6-8 credits of lab science, consisting of two different areas of science.
6 Students in the Early Childhood and Childhood Education programs take PSYC 215 Child Growth and Development; students in the Adolescence Education program take PSYC 240 Adolescent Psychology.
To be eligible for consideration, an applicant must:
High school course work and advisor interviews with prospective students form the basis for initial placement in writing, reading, and mathematics courses. Most students enter immediately into college-level courses, but those who are not prepared for college-level work are placed in developmental courses. Students who must take a full semester of developmental courses will not be considered for admission to a Teacher Education Transfer program until completion of that course work. Additionally, it is highly unlikely that such students will be able to complete program requirements in four semesters.
Upon entry to one of the Teacher Education Transfer programs, students should be prepared to take the following courses in their first semester: Freshman Composition or Advanced Composition by placement, EDUC 100 Foundations of Education and EDUC 101 Practicum in Education, Freshman Seminar, an appropriate college-level mathematics course by placement, and other courses appropriate to the SUNY General Education mandate.
Students are advised that most transfer schools require a minimum grade point average ranging from 2.5 to 3.0, as well as faculty recommendations specific to the Teacher Education Transfer program.
Student Learning Outcomes
A graduate of the A.A.S. degree programs in Teacher Education Transfer will be able to:
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