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College Catalog Fall 2013 - Spring 2014

Liberal Arts and Sciences: Early Childhood Education, Childhood Education, and Adolescence Education (Teacher Education Transfer) - AS

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.

Minimum Requirements to be Considered for Admission

Freshman:

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.

 

CURRICULUM

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.

Academic Requirements:

Minimum Total Credit Hours = 62

Liberal Arts Concentration

In addition to the requirements below, 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.

Major Courses Required - 7 credit hours

Course No. Course Cr. Hrs.
EDUC 100 Foundations of Education 3
EDUC 101 Practicum in Education 1
PSYC 215 Child Growth and Development1  
  OR 3
PSYC 240 Adolescent Psychology1  

General Education/Liberal Arts Courses Required - 38-45 credit hours

Course No. Course Cr. Hrs.
COMM 100 Public Speaking 3
ENGL ___ Freshman Composition or Advanced Composition 2 3
HUMN ___ Foreign Language Electives 3 6
MATH ___ Mathematics Electives 4 3-6
PSYC 100 Introductory Psychology I 3
UNIV 100 Freshman Seminar  1
  American History Elective 3
  Arts Elective 3
  Literature or Humanities Elective5 3
  Laboratory Science Electives6 4-8
  Western Civilization Elective 3
  Other World Civilizations Elective 3

Notes

1 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.

2 English is by placement according to competency.

3 A sequence of two courses must be taken in the chosen language.

4 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.

5 Students choose among the following three courses: LITR 100 Introduction to Literature, LITR 110 Introduction to Fiction, and HUMN 170 Philosophy.

6 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.

Additional Notes:

  1. Students planning to transfer must work closely with a transfer counselor and an academic advisor. The degree requirements may be modified depending on the requirements of the specific transfer institution. Many transfer institutions also have specific overall grade point average requirements. Students should check with a transfer counselor or academic advisor.
  2. Students planning to transfer to a four-year SUNY institution to complete their teacher education baccalaureate degree must complete the entire SUNY General Education requirement plus an additional three credits of foreign language.

 

Student Learning Outcomes

A graduate of the A.S. degree program in Teacher Education Transfer Early Childhood Education and Childhood Education options:

  1. Students will demonstrate a basic knowledge in a variety of liberal arts subject areas.
  2. Students will demonstrate effective communication skills (reading, writing, speaking and listening).
  3. Students will demonstrate the ability to reflect on their observation experiences, applying them to what is learned in the class, and objectively examine teaching as a career.
  4. Students will begin to develop an educational philosophy.
  5. Students will demonstrate a basic understanding of the history, sociology and philosophy of education.
  6. Students will interpret and apply current educational research.
  7. Students will demonstrate an understanding of the physical and emotional growth of a child.
  8. Students will demonstrate an in-depth knowledge of elementary school mathematics by providing multiple explanations and instructional strategies.

A graduate of the A.S. degree program in Teacher Education Transfer Adolescent Education option:

  1. Students will demonstrate a basic knowledge in a variety of liberal arts subject areas.
  2. Students will demonstrate effective communication skills (reading, writing, speaking and listening).
  3. Students will demonstrate the ability to reflect on their observation experiences, applying them to what is learned in the class, and adjust their own dispositions accordingly.
  4. Students will begin to develop an educational philosophy.
  5. Students will demonstrate a basic understanding of the history, sociology and philosophy of education.
  6. Students will interpret and apply current educational research.
  7. Students will demonstrate an understanding of the physical and emotional growth of a child.

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