2022-2023 College Catalog 
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2022-2023 College Catalog

Pathway to Teaching Careers, A.A.

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Please note that as of July 1, 2023, all program information should be accessed through the CT State Community College Catalog. The program information on this page may no longer be accurate beyond this date.

Degree Code: C35

Associate in Science

Program Contact: Jennifer Nally - 860-215-9421

This program is designed to provide education and experiences which will allow students to transfer to Eastern Connecticut State University, and to meet 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

Semester I:

Total: 15

Semester II

Total: 15

Semester III

Total: 16

Semester IV

Total: 15


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

* Indicates common course numbering within Connecticut Community College system.

+ Two semesters of the same foreign language are required. Only Liberal Arts and Sciences electives may be substituted of 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 verfication required for substitution.

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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