September 1, 2021 Tara Jo Holmberg

Art Education Transfer Pathway

Associate in Science Degree

Becoming Connecticut State Community College

STUDENTS: The Community Colleges are undergoing a merger with a plan to become Connecticut State Community College in fall 2023; please work closely with your advisor/program coordinator to select your courses accordingly. Click here for more details about this merger.


This pathway is designed to prepare students for transfer to a baccalaureate degree in art education at a four-year college or university. At the associate degree level students will focus on completing their general education requirements, as well as a selection of foundational courses that are required for teaching certification in the State of Connecticut. A contingent of these courses will be offered in art.


Janet Nesteruk,, 860-738-6384



The General Education component in all programs of study at NCCC, including the Liberal Arts and Sciences degree programs, encompass the following competency or knowledge-based learning outcomes: 
1. Critical thinking skills.
2. Effective verbal, written, oral and visual communication skills.
3. Familiarity with multiple areas of traditional knowledge supporting intellectual excellence and openness.
4. Integrated studies among disciplines.
5. Commitment to social responsibility.
6. Awareness of the word at large.
7. Information literacy.
8. Commitment to lifelong learning.
9. Application of principles of effective design.
10. Demonstration of the ability to use form in a work of art to convey a specific content.
11. Compilation of a portfolio of two and three dimensional artwork.



ENG* 101 Composition – 3 credits
ART* 101 Art History I – 3 credits
ART* 111 Drawing I – 3 credits
ART* 121 Two-Dimensional Design – 3 credits
ART* Art Elective – 3 credits
ENG* 102 Literature & Composition – 3 credits
ART* 102 Art History II – 3 credits
ART* 112 Drawing II – 3 credits
PSY* 111 General Psychology I – 3 credits
HIS* 201 US History I OR HIS* 202 US History II – 3 credits
MAT* Mathematics Elective higher than MAT* 137 – 3 credits (MAT* 167 recommended) 
PSY* 201 Lifespan Development – 3 credits
ECN* GEO* POL* Economics Elective OR Geography Elective OR
Political Science Elective – 3 credits
ENG* English Literature Elective (200 level or higher) – 3 credits
Laboratory Science Elective – 4 credits
ART* 122 Three-Dimensional Design – 3 credits
PHL* Philosophy Elective – 3 credits
ART* Sculpture Elective 3 ART* Ceramics Elective – 3 credits
Laboratory Science Elective – 4 credits

Transfer to CCSU

Students wishing to transfer to CCSU must meet the Art Education Admissions Requirements: PRIOR to submission of application to the professional program students must:
♦ Complete at least 45 credits, 15 of which have been earned at CCSU for secondary and all-level programs (the 15 credit CCSU requirement is supposed to be waived for CC students).
♦ Passing scores for Praxis I (PPST) or official SAT waiver.
♦ A minimum of 2.70 cumulative GPA at CCSU and a minimum 2.70 cumulative GPA including all undergraduate course-work taken at all institutions (including CCSU).
♦ Satisfactory completion of or, in some cases, enrollment in prerequisite courses AND additional departmental requirements as outlined below:
1. ART 112, ART 113, ART 120 and PSY 236.
2. Art Department portfolio review. (See Below)
3. A minimum overall GPA of 3.00 in all ART classes

PORTFOLIO REQUIREMENT for CCSU All art majors must submit a portfolio of at least 10 works for Consideration by the Art faculty. Students whose portfolios do not meet standards will be required to take supplemental courses. No students will be allowed to proceed beyond a 200-level Art course without a successful portfolio review.