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Teacher Education Transfer

Two-Year Associate in Science (AS) Degree

Get your start in earning a teacher certification at SUNY Delhi!

Our Teacher Education Transfer program puts you on the path to becoming a certified teacher in New York State with courses that cover the first two years of an education degree. You’ll be prepared to transfer into eight SUNY teacher education bachelor’s degree programs in one of three areas:

  • Early Childhood Education (birth - grade 2)
  • Childhood Education (grades 1-6)
  • Adolescence Education (grades 7-12) 

If you have a passion for teaching and want to inspire children to learn, this program is ideal for you! You will take courses in foundations of education, child growth and development, adolescent psychology, diversity and teaching, integrating technology, and more.

The Delhi Difference

  • Complete all SUNY general education requirements while working toward your degree.
  • Accumulate over 30 hours of observation in local schools within your first year. You can divide these hours between various grade levels within your concentration.
  • Practice your teaching skills in the local community through service-learning opportunities.
  • Get individual advisement from our faculty to make sure your course plan meets the admission requirements for your transfer school of choice.
  • An optional internship allows you to gain experience working at local schools, family service agencies, and childcare providers.
  • Completing the associate degree prepares you to work in a pre-school or daycare facility.
  • According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, kindergarten, elementary and high school teachers (bachelor's degree required) can earn a median annual income from $59,000 to over $61,000.

What Can You Do With This Degree?

  • Daycare provider
  • Transfer to bachelor’s program for certification as an elementary, middle, or high school teacher.

Alumni Highlights

  • Caitlyn Roberts ’11 — 4th Grade Teacher, Margaretville Central School, Margaretville, NY 
  • Rohan Johnson ’17 — Psychology major at SUNY New Paltz; Founder of Lion Heart Basketball, a basketball training program for youth 
  • Samantha Gilbert ’17 — Bachelor of Science in Consumer Sciences ’19, SUNY Oneonta 
  • Melissa Thornton ’11 — Student in Applied Mathematics, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY 
  • Linda Marin Dickey '12 — 4th grade teacher, Sherburne-Earlville Central School

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Office of Admissions

118 Bush Hall