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If your goal is to become a certified teacher in Grades 1-6, you will be interested in the Liberal Arts & Sciences: Childhood Education (Teacher Education Transfer) Associate in Arts degree program. This program prepares students for transfer to a four-year SUNY institution to pursue initial NYS certification in Childhood Education (Grades 1- 6). With careful advisement, students may complete SUNY General Education requirements and 12 credits of a major concentration required by four-year teaching degree institutions. Students should consult Teacher Education advisor to select a major concentration that will transfer to the four-year institution of the student’s choice. This program also provides thirty clock hours of guided field observation, and six credit hours of Professional Preparation courses. Please call a Teacher Education advisor in the Human Services and Teacher Education department for more information.

Please Note: Students can graduate from the Liberal Arts & Sciences: Childhood Education (Teacher Education Transfer) program with a 2.0 GPA. However, a higher GPA may be required for transfer to a SUNY four-year teacher preparation program. Students should meet with SUNY four-year advisors to determine the admission requirement for the desired program.