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Teacher Education Transfer

AS: Associate in Science - Two Year Degree

Get your start in gaining a teacher certification at SUNY Delhi.   OR  Learn the ABC’s of becoming a teacher at SUNY  Delhi.

Our Teacher Education program includes all courses required for the first two years of an education degree for certification in New York State. Students are prepared to seamlessly transfer into eight SUNY teacher education bachelor’s degree programs in the following three certification levels:

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

This program is ideal for students who have a passion about teaching and the ability to inspire children to learn. Our admissions requirements allow students who may not meet the first-year criteria for a four-year program, or students who wish to save money, the chance to start an education degree. A 73 or better on the Algebra, Biology, and English regents exams are required for admission. Classwork will include topics like foundations in education, child growth and development, and adolescent psychology.

Why Delhi?

  • Individualized advisement to ensure requirements are being met fort transfer admission based on students’ transfer school of choice.
  • Students will accumulate over 30 hours of observation in local schools within your first year. These hours can be divided between various grade levels in your concentration.
  • Service-learning opportunities are available to volunteer working with local children and practice teaching skills.
  • All SUNY General Education requirements can be met by earning your associate degree at SUNY Delhi.
  • An optional internship allows students to gain experience working at local schools, family service agencies, and childcare providers.

What Can You Do with This Degree?

  • Daycare provider
  • Transfer to bachelor’s degree 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
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