This Online Orientation should take approximately 40 – 45 minutes. You will also have an opportunity to sign up for Group Advising and/or New Student Orientation after you complete the orientation.
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 Contact Information
Department: History & Social Science
Chairperson: Timothy Hack
Phone: 732.906.2590
Email: HSS@middlesexcc.edu
Location: Raritan Hall, Rm 127

 

Education Coordinator: Melissa Luis
Phone: 732.548.6000 x3105
Email: mluis@middlesexcc.edu
Location: Raritan Hall, Rm 109
 Contact Information
Department: History & Social Science
Chairperson: Timothy Hack
Phone: 732.906.2590
Email: HSS@middlesexcc.edu
Location: Raritan Hall, Rm 127

 

Education Coordinator: Melissa Luis
Phone: 732.548.6000 x3105
Email: mluis@middlesexcc.edu
Location: Raritan Hall, Rm 109

What You Need To Know About the Education Transfer, A.S. Program

Education is a rigorous curriculum that leads to a rewarding career! Education majors at MCC build the strong academic background needed for success regardless of where they continue their education.

Our Education Transfer AS Program prepares you for transferring to a college/university teacher preparation bachelor’s program. Degree requirements include courses in communications, mathematics, science, technology, social sciences/humanities and education. This course work will both fulfill general education requirements towards transfer and will introduce students to the field of education.

As part of the core education requirements, students will engage in two observational field experiences in an educational setting of their choice.

Depending on your career interests, the Education Transfer A.S. Program is a 64-66 credit program. You will need a 3.0 GPA to transfer to a teacher preparation bachelor’s program upon completion of this program.

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Professional Development

Professional Development is a powerful tool to help enhance our knowledge and application of concepts we learn in our courses and out in the field. Professional Development opportunities may come from institutional initiatives, such extracurricular activities and/or through individual endeavors, such as attendance at a professional convention. The Education Transfer A. S. Degree program encourages all education students to engage in professional development opportunities and individual growth each semester. Click on the following links for professional development ideas and opportunities.

Clubs, Professional Organizations, and Honor Societies

Middlesex County College offers students a wide array of extracurricular activities. Getting involved in clubs, professional organizations... Learn more

Professional Development Events at MCC

Every semester, the Education Transfer A. S. Degree Program will offer one or more professional development events for education students. Learn more

MCC Education Students in Action!

Dedication and passion are two very important “ingredients” in becoming a professional teacher. MCC encourages students to... Learn more

Education in the News and Educational Resources

There are many accessible resources students can use to keep up-to-date with educational topics and to find information. Learn more

Upcoming Events and Opportunities

Click here for upcoming professional development events and opportunities. Learn more


Transfer Information

Students wishing to pursue a career in education will need to continue their education at a bachelor degree granting institution. There are many wonderful options for you to consider. Unfortunately, education is a complex field and each college will have its own requirements. It is hoped that the guidance provided here will assist you making course selections that will work well with your goals. Meeting with an advisor is strongly suggested. Students will need to have a 3.0 GPA to transfer to a teacher preparation bachelor’s degree program.

To get started, you will first want to decide what certification level you are interested in pursuing. You will then need to decide on a college and an academic content specialty area. You have several course options in this program. It is very important that you choose these courses based on your career and transfer goals. Academic Content Courses (i.e. math, science, history, English, etc.) OR Core Requirement Courses (i.e. foreign language) at the college you plan to transfer to are great options.

Click on the link Articulation Agreements to be taken to a list of four-year institutes that have an Articulation Agreement with our Education Transfer Program.

Click on the link Academic Content Area to be taken to suggested MCC courses for some of the most popular content specialties. If your desired content area is not listed, investigate the curriculum requirements at the transfer college of your choice and use NJ Transfer to determine which MCC courses to take.

Click on the link Foreign Language to determine if there are foreign language requirements at the college you would like to transfer to.

Click on the link Employment Report to be taken to a graph that shows the percentage of students that found employment after graduating from a teacher preparation program in New Jersey.


Career Information

The Education Transfer AS Program at MCC is a rigorous program that will help students explore and prepare for entrance into the educational field. Students will need a 3.0 GPA to apply for NJ State Teacher Certification.

NJ Teacher Certification is multidimensional. Thus, you will have two or more majors. Your first major will be education type (general, special or bilingual education) and grade level (early, elementary, middle or high school); your second major will be a content area. ALL students applying for certification in the state of NJ, regardless of grade level, need to select a content major (examples could be Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, etc.) . They will take classes in this content, along with education classes. Click here to learn more about certification and induction.

Teachers must also obtain Highly Qualified status (HQT). This is a federal mandate as part of NCLB that requires states to align teacher preparation programs to content area. Basically, HQT are experts in their content area. NJ has different requirements for HQT depending on grade level and type of educator. Passing the PRAXIS II in your particular content area is required for designation of HQT for many educators and for certification.

 

Connect Career Options to Goals

Middlesex County College encourages education students to examine career opportunities, including which teachers are in high demand right now, in order to create effective career goals. Knowing the positions that are posted most often can help students better use their G.E.T.S. Model to make informed choices about courses, tracks and eventual transfer. Most New Jersey school districts use Applitrack. Click on the school district you would like to review to be brought to their current available positions. Use this to determine how you can make yourself more marketable and which areas in education are in high demand.

You can also use search engines, such as NJ School Jobs, NJEA and K12JobSpot, to browse available teacher positions in New Jersey and in other states.

Here is an Informational Power Point about Career Outlook for pre-service teachers and factors to consider now.

 

What Can You Earn?

Percentages above show the Growth Rate from 2012-2022 according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Dollar amounts show the median annual pay.

Additional Information

Here are a few excellent resources you can explore to learn more about career options. As you know, there are many career opportunities in the field of education so you will likely want to investigate many options.