Modified Fall 2020 Schedule

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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
Education Transfer, A.S.
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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

Education Transfer, A.S. Degree

The Education Transfer AS Program is a two-year Associate’s degree program that prepares you to transfer to a teacher preparation program to finish your bachelor’s degree and become a certified teacher. Coursework will both fulfill general education requirements towards transfer and will immerse students into the rigors of teacher preparation.

  1. Students will complete education coursework that requires 75 total field observation hours in community school districts.
  2. Students must graduate with a 3.0 or higher GPA and have passed the Praxis Core Skills Test for Educators to be admitted into a teacher preparation program to complete their bachelor’s degree.
  3. Students interested in becoming paraprofessionals, teaching assistants, or daycare workers should consult with an Enrollment advisor to determine if the Education Transfer AS Program is a good fit.
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Semester I
3

Non-STEM Content Speciality:  Take MAT-113 or higher.

STEM Content Speciality: Take MAT-129 or MAT-131.

OR

Semester 2
3

Requires 25 field observation hours and is suggested for students pursuing general education teacher certification, any grade level between preK-12th grade.

OR

3

Requires 25 field observation hours and is suggested for students pursuing general education teacher certification, grades preK-3rd grade.

OR

3

Requires 25 field observation hours and is suggested for students pursuing special education teacher certification, any grade level between preK-12th grade.

3

Suggested for students pursuing early childhood, elementary or middle school teacher certification.

OR

3

Suggested for students pursuing middle or secondary education teacher certification.

3

It is strongly encouraged that students meet with an academic advisor to discuss the appropriate Biology course options.

Recommended Biology Courses: 

Non-Stem Content Speciality - BIO-105 or BIO-106

STEM Content Speciality - BIO-123

Physical Education Majors - BIO-117

3

Non-STEM Content Speciality:  Take MAT-113 or higher.

STEM Content Speciality: Take MAT-129 or MAT-131.

Semester 3
3

Select one course from HIS-221 or HIS-222 or HIS-131 or HIS-132.  The following are not recommended, but meet requirements for one additional History courses - HIS-121 or HIS-122.

OR

3

Certification/Content Specialization Elective to be taken in consultation with an Advisor.

3

Certification/Content Specialization Elective to be taken in consultation with an Advisor.

Semester 4

AND

3

It is strongly encouraged that students meet with an academic advisor to discuss the appropriate General Education (GE) Science  course options.

Suggested General Education Science Elective Courses:

Non-Stem Content Speciality - SCI-155

Biology Content Speciality - CHM-121 and CHM-125 OR PHY-123 and PHY-125

Chemistry Content Speciality - CHM-121 and CHM-125

Earth Science Content Speciality - SCI-155

Math Content Speciality - PHY-123 and PHY-125

Physical Education - BIO-131

Physics Content Speciality - PHY-123 and PHY-125

3

Certification/Content Specialization Elective to be taken in consultation with an Advisor.

3

Certification/Content Specialization Elective to be taken in consultation with an Advisor.

Contact Information

Contact Name: Timothy Hack, department chair 
Contact Phone: 732.906.2590
Contact Email: HSS@middlesexcc.edu 
Department Web: https://www.middlesexcc.edu/history-social-science/

Frequently Asked Questions

Can students find employment without completing their four-year degree? 

Students are eligible for a substitute-teaching license after completion of their 60th credit. Many graduates have become certified as a substitute teacher and have gained valuable experience before finishing their degree in education.  Students can also work as paraprofessionals in a wide variety of educational settings (both public and private) as they continue their education at a four-year institution.

What will students learn if they study in the Education Transfer Program?

Students will develop strong communication and critical thinking skills through a strong core of general education courses. They will gain a strong foundation in the field of education through courses and practical experiences in teaching/learning field settings. Supervision is conducted by cooperating school personnel as well as by the college supervisor. Students may elect to observe in early childhood, special education, elementary education or high school level field placements.

Are there any requirements students must satisfy before taking courses in the major? 

The student’s performance on the College’s placement test determines placement in developmental courses.  Depending on the student’s desired future second major (content specialty) at the transfer institution, additional pre-requisites may be required. Consultation with the education coordinator or an academic advisor about core and elective choices is strongly recommended. Focusing on starting the second major/content specialty at Middlesex County College is strongly recommended.

How long will it take to complete this degree? 

Once students complete developmental coursework (if needed), the degree can be completed in two years of full-time study. The amount of time may be shortened by taking courses in the summer and winter sessions.

Can students complete all requirements by enrolling in evening classes? 

Almost all classes are offered at least one time each year during the evening sessions. Some courses are offered in one semester but not in the following semester. Students studying on a part-time basis should contact the department chairperson or an advisor to plan when they should take their courses.

Transfer Information

Our students transfer seamlessly to teacher preparation programs throughout New Jersey and neighboring states. Each teacher preparation program is unique, therefore it is strongly suggested that students take advantage of guidance offered when selecting programs to transfer to. Misadvising can lead to additional time towards completion and loss of money.

Students will need to have passed the Praxis Core Academic Skills Test for Educators and have a GPA of 3.0 or higher to be admitted into any teacher preparation program in New Jersey and neighboring states.

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