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If you are looking to earn a teaching degree, you can now complete the first two years of your Education degree at Atlantic Cape and transfer to a four-year school to complete your education, saving time and money.

With the addition of a Preschool-Grade 3 Degree Option this fall, Atlantic Cape offers degree options for teaching preschool through high school.

These options are designed as transfer programs to maximize transfer of credits to a professional teacher education program. “We have revised our programs to align and conform to state licensure requirements,” explains Assistant Professor Lisa Stein.

You’ll graduate from Atlantic Cape with an Associate in Arts degree in Liberal Arts.

Choose from these options:

Preschool-Grade 3 Education Option prepares you to work with children in early childhood centers, hospitals, social services agencies and schools. It offers Certification with Specialization in Psychology. Soon you’ll be able to continue your degree at Rutgers at Atlantic Cape, pending signing of the agreement.

Elementary (K-5) and Middle School (6-8) Option offers Certification with Specialization in a coordinate major including Math, Sciences, Social Studies and Language Arts Literacy.

Secondary Education (9-12) Option Offers Certification with Specialization in a coordinate major including Art, Biological Science, Chemistry, Earth Science, Physical Science, Physics, English, Language (French or Spanish), Mathematics and Social Studies.

The transfer requirements of the four-year college must be satisfied for admittance into that college and its teacher certification program. For maximum transfer of credits and to gain certification for the Elementary, Middle School and Secondary Education options, you should select a coordinate major and schedule elective courses with the help of an education faculty advisor. You must complete five courses within your coordinate major to be eligible to take the Praxis II test. You should plan on taking the Praxis II test immediately after completing the five required coordinate major courses.

To ensure that the specific requirements of the transfer college are met, contact Assistant Professor Lisa Stein, (609) 343-4960 or lstein@atlantic.edu for the Preschool-Grade 3 option, or Assistant Professor Michael Bolicki, at (609) 463-3573 or mbolicki@atlantic.edu for the other education programs.

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