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ECC offers new Childhood Education (Teacher Education Transfer) program

Monday, December 27, 2010

Students interested in becoming the educators of tomorrow can now enroll in Erie Community College’s new Liberal Arts and Sciences: Childhood Education 1-6 (Teacher Education Transfer) associate degree program, ECC President Jack Quinn announced Monday.


Erie Community College’s new Childhood Education 1-6 program will prepare teacher candidates to work effectively with all students and become successful childhood educators in the 21st century.  


Graduating students will be able to seamlessly transfer into the Bachelor of Science degree program in Childhood Education 1-6 at Buffalo State College and SUNY Fredonia. Students will also gain a solid foundation of coursework for transfer to other SUNY teaching colleges throughout New York State, as well as area four-year private institutions.


“As our graduates know, ECC is the place to start a career by either completing a two-year degree and going directly into the workforce, or transferring to a four-year school to complete a bachelor’s degree,” Quinn said.  “The new Childhood Education program at ECC gives students a chance to begin their degree in teaching at ECC and then transfer to Buffalo State, SUNY Fredonia or other area schools to complete their degree.  By providing a new pathway for students interested in teaching as a career, ECC once again provides an education that meets the needs of today’s in-demand careers.”


For more information, call 270-5211 or visit www.ecc.edu.


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