Elementary Education Transfer Program*

Degree offered

Associate in Arts in Elementary Education

Credits required 63

Dean 

Joanne Preston

Program contact

Catherine Adamowicz, Coordinator of Elementary Education and Professor of English, ext. 2124

Program Goals Statement

This program helps students develop specific skill sets, readying them for the state Communication and Literacy Skills Test (CLST) required for transfer to an education program at a four-year institution, leading to teacher certification for grades 1-6. The Teaching Pre-Practicum course gives students relevant theoretical background and practical observation.

Student Learning Outcomes

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Program Information

  • EDU 220 requires 27 credits on the transcript and an overall GPA of 2.5 or better.
  • Pre-practicum placements for EDU 220 require CORI (Criminal Offender Record Information) checks by all school systems.

Foreign Language

Successful completion of a foreign language at the 02 level at BCC or three years of foreign language at the high school level with a “C” average or better required. Students who have satisfied the language requirement in high school must complete six credits of free electives in addition to the electives listed. Discuss foreign language requirements for transfer with program director.

After BCC

BCC participates in the statewide MassTransfer program and has developed many program-to-program transfer articulation agreements which guarantee admission and credit transfer. For a complete listing of eligible MassTransfer programs and current BCC articulation agreements, visit the Transfer Affairs website at BristolCC.edu/transfer

Degree Requirements

General Courses

BIO 111General Biology I

4 credits

COM 101Fundamentals of Public Speaking

3 credits

CSS 101College Success Seminar

1 credit

EDU 220Foundations of Education with Teaching Pre-Practicum

3 credits

ENG 101Composition I: College Writing

3 credits

ENG 102Composition II: Writing about Literature

3 credits

GVT 111U.S. Government

3 credits

HST 111The West and the World I

3 credits

HST 113United States History to 1877

3 credits

MTH 127Mathematics for Elementary School Teachers I

3 credits

MTH 128Mathematics for Elementary School Teachers II

3 credits

MUS 116Music for the Child

3 credits

PSY 101General Psychology

3 credits

PSY 252Child Development

3 credits

SCI 113Physical Science

4 credits

SSC 101Introduction to Geography

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:48

Elective Courses

Multicultural Perspective Elective

3 credits

Technical Literacy Elective

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:6

Multicultural Perspective:  choose from ENG 217, ENG 257, ENG 259, HST 252, HST 259

Technical Literacy: choose from ART 260, CIS 110, CIS 111, CIT 110, or EGR 103

Program Electives

Foreign Language Elective 6 credits

6 credits

ELECTIVE

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:9

Completion of a foreign language at the 02 level at BCC or 3 years of foreign language at the high school level w/ a “C” average or better. Students who have satisfied the language requirement in high school must complete an additional 3 credits of program electives.

Choose electives with faculty advisor to tailor your program for transfer

Recommended Course Sequence - Fall Semester 1

COM 101Fundamentals of Public Speaking

3 credits

CSS 101College Success Seminar

1 credit

Foreign Language Elective

3 credits

ENG 101Composition I: College Writing

3 credits

MTH 127Mathematics for Elementary School Teachers I

3 credits

PSY 101General Psychology

3 credits

Recommended Course Sequence - Spring Semester 2

EDU 220Foundations of Education with Teaching Pre-Practicum

3 credits

ENG 102Composition II: Writing about Literature

3 credits

MTH 128Mathematics for Elementary School Teachers II

3 credits

PSY 252Child Development

3 credits

Foreign Language Elective

3 credits

HST 111The West and the World I

3 credits

Or

HST 113United States History to 1877

3 credits

Recommended Course Sequence - Fall Semester 3

ELECTIVE

3 credits

Multicultural Perspective Elective

3 credits

GVT 111U.S. Government

3 credits

HST 111The West and the World I

3 credits

Or

HST 113United States History to 1877

3 credits

BIO 111General Biology I

4 credits

Or

SCI 113Physical Science

4 credits

Recommended Course Sequence - Spring Semester 4

ELECTIVE

3 credits

ELECTIVE

3 credits

SSC 101Introduction to Geography

3 credits

BIO 111General Biology I

4 credits

Or

SCI 113Physical Science

4 credits

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