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Liberal Arts and Sciences A.A. Transfer Program, Advisement Sequence in Teaching Careers Pathway for Secondary Education: Mathematics

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This is a special sequence within the Liberal Arts and Sciences A.A. program. It is intended for students who want to become elementary or secondary school teachers. The Pathway has been designed to prepare students for a major in elementary or secondary education at a four-year college. Depending upon their career goals, students can select a track in one of the following areas:

Since requirements vary at different institutions, a student should become familiar with the particular requirements of the institution to which they wish to transfer. It is of the utmost importance for a student to work closely with the Program Coordinator.

Transfer Agreement With The Connecticut State University System

Graduates of NCC who followed the Pathway to Teaching Careers sequence with a cumulative grade point average of 2.8 or higher, and pass the Praxis I examination, will be considered for admission to the baccalaureate program at the desired Connecticut State University. A course-by-course articulation agreement is in place with Western Connecticut State University.

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of all the requirements for the Pathway to Teaching Careers, graduates will be able to:

  1. Transfer seamlessly into a Bachelor Degree program with junior level status into one of the receiving institutions;
  2. Demonstrate professionalism required to be an educator;
  3. Demonstrate good communication skills;
  4. Demonstrate skills in teamwork that permit effective participation in multicultural work and social environment;
  5. Perform competently in mathematics and science; and
  6. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding in working with children.

Requirements (57-72 Credits)

College Core Requirements (39-47 Credits)

Major Requirements (18 Credits)

Recommended Sequence of Study

Semester 1

Semester 2

Semester 3

Semester 4


* These courses must be passed with a minimum grade of C.

** These courses must be passed with a minimum grade of B.

1 Students must take two courses/six credits, either appreciation, history, or studio, from two different fine arts disciplines, including but not limited to art, music, or theater. Consult your advisor as to which courses in the fine arts are transferable. Only one of the two courses can be a studio course. One course must be IDS 210 Humanities: The Creative Voice .

2 Either PHL 101 Introduction to Philosophy , PHL 111 Ethics , PHL 112 Medical Ethics , or PHL 151 World Religions 

3 The foreign language requirement may be satisfied by any of the following:

  1. three years of successful high school study in a single foreign language
  2. three years of successful high school study of two foreign languages with an overall “B” average
  3. two semesters of successful college study in a single foreign language
  4. successful completion of a foreign language proficiency exam

4 Students who have met the foreign language requirement under the provisions of note 3 will use the equivalent credits here.

5 One credit will be awarded upon successfully passing the Praxis I exam.

6 This course will be available through cross registration for full-time students or through special permission for part-time students at WestConn.

7 This course may be taken at either NCC or WestConn through cross registration. At WestConn it is called HPX 215 Health Issues in the Schools. Students must select the course that will meet the requirements of the CT State University to which they intend to transfer. These courses are:

  • CCSU - Educational Technology
  • ECSU - Current Issues in Health Education or Personal Health
  • SCSU - Introduction to Special Education
  • WCSU - Health Issues in the Schools

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