Education Transfer Information Session PPT
By Melissa Luis
Created 2 years ago
This narrated power point will provide both faculty and students at Middlesex County College with general information about the new Education Transfer program, along with information about changing majors, and requirements to transfer and become a certified teacher in NJ.
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Slide 1 - Education Transfer A.S. Program
- Information Session for Faculty and Students
Slide 2 - Overview of Information Session
- New Education Transfer A.S. Program
- Similarities and Differences between the existing Education Programs (Liberal Arts Education and Education Practioner)
- G.E.T.S. Model
- Should students change their current education major to the new Education Transfer Program major?
- Requirements of transfer to a teacher preparation bachelor’s program and teacher certification in New Jersey
Slide 3 - Education Transfer A.S. Program
- 64-66 credit program that prepares students to transfer to a teacher preparation bachelor’s program or to obtain substitute certification or work as a paraprofessional
- Requires higher level math courses (MAT 113 or higher)
- Education course sequence (ONE introductory level education course + Sophomore Field Experience)
- New pre-requisites for EDU 280: One introductory education course (EDU 121, EDU 122 or IDC 123) and PSY 226
- U.S. History courses
- World Literature (either ENG 225 or ENG 226)
- One developmental psychology course (either PSY 223 or PSY 255)
- Four electives
- No foreign language requirements
- Stronger fit for transferability and requirements for teacher certification in New Jersey
Slide 4 - How does EDU Transfer differ from LA EDU?
- LA EDU requires Western Civilization I and II
- LA EDU requires two GE Humanities Language Electives
- LA EDU has significantly more elective options. These options fall into categories like technology, humanities, science, math, etc.
- LA EDU requires only one education course- EDU 121 or EDU 122
Slide 5 - How does EDU Transfer differ from ED Practioner (EDP)?
- EDP requires an art elective and Music Fundamentals MUS 140
- EDP requires Introduction to Sociology (SOC 101)
- EDP has three open electives
- EDP requires Children’s Literature ENG 212
- EDP does not require an introductory education course, but rather EDU 280 Sophomore Field Experience
Slide 6 - G.E.T.S. Model: First Step in the Advising Process
- Which grades do you want to work with?
- This affects the curriculum you follow & grades you can teach when certified
- you want to add an endorsement?
- Endorsements like ESL, Special Education, and/or Middle School can be added onto the education major
- Which school do you want to transfer to?
- This affects course selection at MCC. All transfer colleges have different requirements and transferability
- What academic content area do you want to specialize in?
- One of the most important decisions! This affects the curriculum you will follow and content area you will be certified in
Slide 7 - Should Education Students change their major to the new EDUC Transfer Program?
- This would have to be determine on a case-by-case basis
- Examine which classes the student has already taken
- Examine the student’s interests (use G.E.T.S. Model)
Slide 8 - Example Case
- Currently in LA EDU
- Has taken Western Civ I and II
- Has taken Spanish I and Spanish II
- Has taken Sociology 101
- Has taken both an Art elective and MUS 140 (wants to attend Kean, so was previously advised to take these)
- Interested in MATH for content specialty
- Currently in LA EDU
- Has taken higher level math courses (above MAT 113)
- Has not taken Western Civ I or II
- Has not taken a foreign language
- Took PSY 226 and EDU 121
- Has taken SOC 101
- Student A
- Student B
Slide 9 - Should Student A and B change majors?
- Four of the courses student took towards the LA EDU curriculum would count towards the 4 electives in new program, the remaining additional courses would not count anywhere
- One Western Civ would count as the History Elective
- HOWEVER, student would still have to take US History and would not be able to start the Math content specialty at MCC.
- If student stays in LA EDU, the math content specialty preference could be started
- Student took higher level math courses, which would count in the new program
- SOC 101 would count as an elective
- Student could use the remaining 3 electives to start content specialty
- Student can take EDU 280 because the pre-requisites have been met
- Student A
- Student B
Slide 10 - What do students need to know about the field of education in NJ?
- Students will need a 3.0 GPA to be accepted into ANY NJ teacher preparation bachelor’s degree program
- Students will need a cumulative 3.0 GPA to apply for teacher certification in NJ
- The GPA students receive at MCC will count towards their cumulative GPA
- Students must take the PRAXIS Core Academic Skills for Educators test to be accepted into ANY NJ teacher preparation bachelor’s degree program
- Visit www.ets.org/praxis for more information
- Many teacher preparation bachelor’s degree program will not accept certain courses, such as PSY 226 or math courses, with a grade below a B-
Slide 11 - Conclusion
- New Education Transfer Program is official!
- Students can fill out a change of major form in the Registrar’s office if they wish to change to the new program
- Self-advising is STRONGLY discouraged due to the complexity of the educational field and transfer requirements
- Education Website
- Email Department, Advising or Education Coordinator