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2017-2018 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Pathway to Teaching Careers, A.A.

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(60 semester hours minimum)

This program is designed for students who wish to transfer to Eastern Connecticut State University to pursue teacher certification in Elementary Education, or in Biology, Earth Science, Math, English, or History at the secondary level. The courses will prepare students to fulfill general education requirements, begin foundational work in education theory and practice, and prepare for more advanced work in their particular fields of study. Students must maintain a 2.8 G.P.A. to remain in the program. Upon completion of the program, students will be eligible to transfer their credits to Eastern, where they can apply for acceptance into the teacher certification program.

Upon successful completion of all Pathway to Teaching Careers degree requirements, graduates will:

  • Describe the role of the teacher in the classroom.
  • Describe the route to becoming a successful teacher in Connecticut. List the requirements for teaching based on academic program requirements and state certification requirements.
  • Read, write, and communicate analytically in forms that involve and document outside sources.
  • Use appropriate techniques to gather and analyze data.
  • Problem-solve.
  • Work with others, including culturally and intellectually diverse peoples; think critically; and gain an appreciation for learning.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in a foreign language at the introductory level.

For more information, contact program coordinators Jon Andersen or Denise Walsh.

General Education Core

Humanities: 6-12 Credits

Mathematics: 6 Credits

Prospective Mathematics majors should see an advisor.

Content Area Electives: 9-18 Credits - Advisor Consultation Required

Secondary Education students who do not use MAT* 167  as a Mathematics requirement above should use one Content Area Elective to satisfy one of the following ECSU Liberal Arts Core Tier II requirements: Applied Information Technology, Cultural Perspectives, or Individual and Society. (Note: Students must complete two Tier II LAC requirements after transferring to ECSU; Elementary Education students will use ECE* 182  for Tier II Individual and Society, leaving two to complete at ECSU.)

  • Elective
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Total Program Credits: 60

1 Select SPA* 101  and SPA* 102 , except for students with three years of the same foreign language in high school or two semesters of the same language in college, in which case substitute Content Area Electives.

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