Liberal Arts and Science: Teacher Education


Why Study Teacher Education?

Providing future generations with a quality education is the most important role that teachers play in our society. This important career choice offers opportunities for professional service as well as tremendous personal satisfaction. The RCC Teacher Education Transfer program currently offers three degrees to prepare students to transfer and complete their teacher certification requirements. The Associate of Science Teacher Education program will prepare students to transfer to a baccalaureate program to continue their education in Early Childhood Education (Birth – grade 2), Childhood Education (Grades 1-6) or Adolescence Education (Grades 7-12). In addition to taking initial courses in Teacher Education, students also take courses in their Liberal Arts concentration choice of: Math, Biology, History, Art, English, or Foreign Language. Students who complete the program and want to seek immediate employment may obtain positions as teaching assistants.


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Degree Tracks

Associate of Science (AS): Liberal Arts and Science: Adolescence Education (Teacher Education Transfer)

  • Art Education Track
  • Biology Track
  • Chemistry Track
  • English Track
  • History Track
  • Language Track
  • Math Track

Associate of Science (AS): Liberal Arts and Science: Childhood Education (Teacher Education Transfer)

  • Art Education Track
  • Biology Track
  • English Track
  • History Track
  • Language Track
  • Math Track

Associate of Science (AS): Liberal Arts and Science: Early Childhood Education (Teacher Education Transfer)

  • Art Education Track
  • Biology Track
  • English Track
  • History Track
  • Language Track
  • Math Track

Certificate: Early Childhood Development


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Graduates of Rockland Community College are provided with a clear path to meaningful careers that meet the needs of businesses and industry in the communities we serve. Our students are trained in specific skills that are needed by employers, and guided through a career path that leads directly to workforce opportunities. With affordable tuition, students who begin their college careers at RCC are ready to meet the demands of the real world.

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At Rockland Community College, you are provided with a Student Success Team that will help you with your academic journey, career exploration, transfer planning, support service referrals, and more! Your Team includes your Dean, Program Director, Faculty Advisor, Student Success Advisor, Connection Center Counselor, Financial Aid Advisor, Peer Mentors, and if you’re involved in any of these special programs, your Athletics, Honors, TRiO, and Veterans Advisors. During your first semester, you will take an ‘Introduction to the School’ course that will outline the various College offices and departments that can help you on your path.

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Career Outlook

The program will provide students with effective, rigorous, and dynamic liberal arts and theoretical based courses that will assist students in becoming effective teaching professionals. Students enroll in course work that will prepare them for the New York State Teacher Certification Exams. Students who complete the program and want to seek immediate employment, rather than transfer into a baccalaureate program, may obtain positions as teaching assistants.

Internships

Observation hours are required and are embedded in the courses. The observation settings are based on your interests and course requirements, and your advisor will help you choose the placements.

Job Roles

Grades Pre-K through 12 Educator, Teacher Aide, Teaching Assistant, Child Care Facility Staff, Child Care Provider,  Day Care Facility Owner

Industries

Private and Public Schools, Child Care and School-Aged Facilities


Careers

Elementary School Teacher

$84,380 Annually
National Average $65,420 annually

High School Teacher

$88,890 Annually
National Average $67,340 annually

Preschool Teacher

$44,760 Annually
National Average $36,550 annually

Employment and wage data by occupation are based on the Occupational Employment Statistics (OES) survey, which collects information from approximately 51,000 businesses. labor.ny.gov

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Rockland Community College, State University of New York, offers a safe, supportive learning environment for thousands of students from diverse backgrounds. RCC has become the “first choice” for parents and students. Thanks to our affordable tuition, students can save $100,000 on a college education by starting at RCC and transferring to outstanding four-year colleges.