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2019 - 2020 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Teacher Education Transfer - AS

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SUNY Curriculum Code: 1802 - Liberal Arts & Sciences: Childhood Education
SUNY Curriculum Code: 1803 - Liberal Arts & Sciences: Early Childhood Education
SUNY Curriculum Code: 1804 - Liberal Arts & Sciences: Adolescence Education

HEGIS: 5649.00

The Teacher Education Transfer programs prepare students for transfer to four-year institutions with New York State teacher-certification authority in three areas: early childhood, childhood, and adolescent education. Early Childhood Education spans birth through grade 2; Childhood Education spans grades 1-6; and Adolescent 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.)

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. 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.


SUNY General Education Requirements:

Students who intend to receive AA, AS, 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 program-specific information; for general information: General Education  

AAS and AOS 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.

Program Learning Outcomes

A graduate of the Teacher Education Transfer AS program should be able to:

  • Demonstrate a basic knowledge in a variety of liberal arts subject areas.
  • Demonstrate effective communication skills (reading, writing, speaking and listening).
  • Demonstrate the ability to reflect on their observation experiences, applying them to what is learned in the class, and adjust their own dispositions accordingly.
  • Begin to develop an educational philosophy.
  • Demonstrate a basic understanding of the history, sociology, and philosophy of education.
  • Interpret and apply current educational research.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the physical and emotional growth of a child.
  • Demonstrate an in-depth knowledge of elementary school mathematics by providing multiple explanations and instructional strategies.

Academic Requirements:

Liberal Arts Concentration - 12-18 Credit Hours

All New York State registered teacher education programs require completion of a liberal arts concentration, so 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. 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

General Education/Liberal Arts Courses Required

Minimum Total Credit Hours = 62


1 Students in the Early Childhood and Childhood Education programs take PSYC 215 - Child Growth & Development ; students in the Adolescent 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 Adolescent 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 Adolescent 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:

  • 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.
  • 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.

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