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Liberal Arts- Childhood Education A.A./B.A.
The Program (HEGIS Code 5649)
Students enrolled in this Jointly Registered Program are simultaneously enrolled at both JCC and SUNY Potsdam. They will earn an A.A. degree in Childhood Education here at Jefferson and will proceed without interruption to SUNY Potsdam to complete their B.A. degree in either Early Childhood or Childhood Education. This Program virtually eliminates the concept of “transfer” and replaces it with a clearly defined, four-year plan for program completion.
With a total of 65 credit hours, this curriculum ensures mastery of key content areas in the arts and sciences while facilitating a smooth transition to SUNY Potsdam’s baccalaureate programs in teacher education. The curriculum meets the requirements of the SUNY Teacher Education Transfer Templates and provides the lower division coursework to fulfill the SUNY General Education and New York State Education Department certification requirements.
Students graduating from the Liberal Arts and Science: Childhood Education (Teacher Education Transfer) Jointly Registered with Potsdam program with an A.A. degree will:
- Demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively for diverse purposes and audiences, and the ability to find, evaluate, and credit accurately authoritative sources. Students will demonstrate knowledge of the history, conventions and best practices within the field of education.
- Demonstrate knowledge of major milestones and principles of physical, cognitive, and socio-emotional development in childhood.
- Identify, analyze, and evaluate arguments as they occur in their own or others' work.
- Successfully meet all SUNY General Education knowledge and skills areas.
The purpose of this Program is to facilitate a smooth, orderly process of baccalaureate degree completion in either Early Childhood Education (birth to grade 2) or Childhood Education (grades 1-6).
The job market for teachers varies widely by geographic area and by subject specialty. Teachers who are geographically mobile and obtain certification in more than one area should have a distinct advantage in finding a job. Projected employment growth varies among individual teaching occupations.
*Will impact satisfaction of upper-division credits in the specialization; may require additional upper-division work in the specialization in the junior/senior year.
1Students are expected to complete language coursework through the JCC 221 level. Students with prior language background may use the available space in their schedule once the 221 level has been completed to meet specialization requirements. Students with no prior language background may need to use the elective to complete this language requirement.
2Students specializing in Biology should take the BIO 131/BIO 132 sequence.
3Students specializing in Geology, Biology, or Chemistry would benefit from CHE 131.
4Specialization courses should be selected under advisement depending upon expected Major/Specialization. (See above.) If specializing in English, it is recommended that a 200 level composition based course be taken (ENG 220 or ENG 221). In most cases, specialization courses should be taken at SUNY Potsdam; often a Liberal Arts elective would be the appropriate course to take at Jefferson. Check with your advisor to determine the best selection.
Marvin Blachman, Associate Vice President for Liberal Arts
Lisa Scrivani-Tidd, Associate Professor of Music
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