2015-2016 College Catalog 
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2015-2016 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Pathway to Teaching Careers, A.A.

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Degree Code: C35

Associate in Science

Program Coordinator: Jennifer DeFrance - 860-215-9421

This 61 credit program is designed to provide education and experiences which will allow students to transfer to Eastern Connecticut State University meeting the requirements to be accepted into a teacher training program. The field of education is a growing profession. The National Center for Education Statistics predicts increases in the annual numbers of new school teacher hires, both in public and private schools. This transfer program closely parallels the core requirements of the first two years of most four-year college teacher preparation programs in Connecticut.  Students are advised to review the requirements of the transfer institution prior to course selection.

Pathway to Teaching Careers Curriculum Requirements

Composition, Literature and Speech


Select two course from the following:

Humanities: 6 CREDIT HOURS

  • Two semesters of the same foreign language are required. Only Liberal Arts and Sciences electives may be substituted if two years of the same language, with a grade of “C” or better, were completed at the high school level. High school transcript and college verification required for substitution.
  • __________- Humanities Elective 3 CREDIT HOURS
  • __________- Humanities Elective 3 CREDIT HOURS

Mathematics: 6 CREDIT HOURS

Sciences: 4 CREDIT HOURS

Select one course from the following:

Earth or Physical Science: 3 CREDIT HOURS

Select one course from the following:

Other Electives: 6 CREDIT HOURS

Other/Electives (Courses applicable in the intended major, see advisor. Recommendations are ENG* K211  or above and other HIS course for elementary education)

  • __________- Other Elective 3 CREDIT HOURS
  • __________- Other Elective 3 CREDIT HOURS


° Course has a prerequisite. Students should check course description.

* Indicates common course numbering within Connecticut Community College system.

Students should consult with their academic advisor regarding the minimum number of credits to be taken at TRCC and limits on non-traditional credits.  25% of TRCC degree requirements must be completed with TRCC coursework.  Up to 50% of degree requirements can be fulfilled with non-traditional credit.  Non-traditional credit includes CLEP/DSST exams, Credit by Exam, APL credit, and Military credit.   

Grand Total: 61

Pathway to Teaching Careers, Associate in Arts Degree Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of all program requirements, graduates will be able to:

1. Work with others, think critically and gain an appreciation for learning.

2. Read, write, and communicate analytically in forms that involve the collection and documentation of outside sources.

3. Identify the role of the teacher in the classroom. Describe the route to becoming a successful teacher in Connecticut. List the requirements for teaching based on academic program requirements and state certification requirements.

4. Recognize broader historical, cultural, global and scientific perspectives as they relate to education.

5. Promote a respect for others, coupled with an understanding of ethical behavior and civic responsibility.

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