Teacher Education Transfer - Elementary
Are you ready to join a dynamic, ever-changing valued profession? Do you want to touch many lives for the present as well as long into the future? Then think about becoming a teacher. The need for teachers is greater than it has been for a long while. We at STCC pride ourselves in our Teacher Education program. We act as a springboard for people who have a dream of becoming either Elementary or Secondary Education Teachers. Our classes are lively and give you a good and affordable foundation from which students go on to complete their degrees and licensure. Our education students get to know their caring teachers. The field of education entails many career paths today – teacher, administrator, teacher coach, tutor, consultant, textbook and educational product expert, counselor, coaches and club directors, etc. Teaching is the foundation upon which all other careers are built. Do you have what it takes to make a difference in others' lives? Then join us and be one of the special ones who make a difference.
- Estimated Length of Program: 2 years
- Credential Awarded: Associate in Arts in Liberal Arts Transfer
STCC has established joint admission with the Westfield State University School of Education. After completing the curriculum here you would transfer as a junior.
State licensure requires that Elementary and Early Childhood licensure students complete two majors before graduating from WSU. Your first major will be in education, and your second major in Liberal Studies, an interdisciplinary liberal arts major or one of the liberal arts disciplines: English, History, Science, Math, Economics, or Political Science in addition to others. Early Childhood Education majors may also select either psychology or arts as a second major.
Students seeking licensure to teach in middle or secondary school levels must choose a major subject (for which there is a teaching licensure) as their one major at WSU. These students will also need to complete the professional sequence of education courses for licensure at WSU.
If you are interested in obtaining licensure in teacher education at a four-year college other than Westfield State University, it is essential that you decide on the college to which you wish to transfer early in your career here. Obtain a catalog from the other college and bring it to your advisor for an advisor meeting. If you are undecided regarding a four-year college, you may wish to major in Liberal Arts Transfer (LTTR.AA) here, especially if you intend to go into secondary education.
Upon successful completion of the requirements for this program, the degree of Associate in Arts in Liberal Arts Transfer will be awarded.