Degrees

Art Education Transfer Pathway

Mission 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. Faculty Janet Nesteruk, jnesteruk@nwcc.edu, 860-738-6384 Outcomes The General Education component

Early Childhood Education Teaching Transfer Pathway

Mission The objective of this pathway is to prepare students for transfer to a baccalaureate degree in Early Childhood Education at a four-year college or university. For certification the State of Connecticut requires students to choose an area of concentration such as: English, History, Mathematics, Psychology, Science or Social Studies. Upon completing this pathway, students can receive an Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood Education. This is the suggested course sequence for full-time students who aim to graduate

Elementary Education Teaching Transfer Pathway

Misson The objective of this pathway is to prepare students for transfer to a baccalaureate degree in Secondary Education at a four-year college or university. At the community college level, students will focus on completing their general education requirements and on completing the first two years of study in their chosen major. The State of Connecticut requires students to choose a major in a subject area such as: English, Science, Mathematics, History, Social Studies or

Secondary Education Teaching Transfer Pathway

Mission The objective of this pathway is to prepare students for transfer to a baccalaureate degree in Secondary Education at a four-year college or university. At the community college level, students will focus on completing their general education requirements and on completing the first two years of study in their chosen major. The State of Connecticut requires students to choose a major in a subject area such as: English, Science, Mathematics, History, Social Studies or

Mission

The transfer pathway for teaching careers is an advising program at NCCC that provides direction for students planning to enter specific education programs that lead to teaching certification in the State of Connecticut through cooperative agreements with a variety of colleges and universities. Students may elect to prepare for teacher certification in:

Art Education – Grades K-12
Early Childhood Education – Birth through Kindergarten or Nursery School through Grade 3
Elementary Education – Grades K through 6
Secondary Education – Grades 7 through 12

All students planning to transfer to an education program must work closely with an advisor. Together the student and the advisor plan the best program of study based upon the student’s transfer goal. Students work with advisors to: 1. Select a Major – The Connecticut Department of Education requires that students select a liberal arts major in addition to their education certificate coursework. 2. Meet Admission Requirements for Specific Schools of Education – Students do not generally begin to take education courses until their junior year after they have been admitted to an education program. 3. Prepare to Take the Praxis I Test – The Connecticut Department of Education requires that students take the Praxis I test or qualify for exemption before admission to a college or university school of education. Students can use the Learning Plus software in the Academic Skills Center for Praxis preparation. Community College students can use this service for free.

Faculty Contacts

Art Education: Janet Nesteruk, jnesteruk@nwcc.edu, 860-738-6384
Early Childhood Education: Michele Better, mbetter@nwcc.edu, 860-738-6305
Elementary and Secondary Teacher Preparation: Sharon Gusky, sgusky@nwcc.edu, 860-738-6395

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