Teacher Education

County College of Morris (CCM) offers 10 Teacher Education specializations designed to meet the requirements of the first two years of a baccalaureate-level teacher education program in elementary or secondary education (K-12). Teacher education programs at four-year colleges and universities in New Jersey require that students pursue a major in an academic discipline in addition to professional education courses that are required for teacher certification. Students planning to pursue a teaching degree at a four-year college or university should enroll in one of the following CCM programs that will provide the foundation teacher education courses, as well as courses in the student’s intended major at the four-year college: Biology, Chemistry, English, History, Mathematics, Physical Education, Psychology, Sociology, Spanish, Visual Arts.

Students in the Teacher Education Specializations are advised by the Teacher Education advisor or by faculty advisors in each of the 10 areas of specialization. Students are required to maintain a 3.0 GPA or better in order to remain in the Teacher Education Program at CCM.

CCM’s Teacher Education program follows the curricular model of teacher education typical at many four-year colleges. However, both general and professional education requirements often differ from college to college. Therefore, students are strongly encouraged to review the education program requirements with the four-year college BEFORE selecting courses at CCM.

Students may visit CCM’s Transfer Office (SCC 118) for assistance.

Articulation Agreements

Students should check with the Transfer Office about articulation agreements with this program.

For more information, visit the Teacher Education website.

 

Biology Education Track

Associate in Science Degree

(P2160 TEBIO)

Note: Biology education majors requiring developmental courses in math must complete MAT-016 Intermediate Algebra prior to taking courses in Biology and Chemistry.

This program is designed for transfer to a four-year program leading to certification for teaching, which requires an academic major (Biology) and professional education courses. Students are advised by either the Teacher Education advisor or by a faculty advisor from the Biology and Chemistry department.

General Education Foundation
Communication9
English Composition I
English Composition II
Speech Fundamentals
Math-Science-Technology8-9
Precalculus
Analytic Geometry and Calculus I
Computer Information Literacy
Social Science3
General Psychology
Humanities3
Choose from General Education course list Humanities Section
Social Science or Humanities3
Choose from General Education course list Humanities or Social Science
General Education Electives6
Literature Survey or Language Sequence
General Education Foundation Credits32-33
Biology Education Core
CHM-125General Chemistry I - Lecture3
CHM-126General Chemistry I - Laboratory1
CHM-127General Chemistry II - Lecture3
CHM-128General Chemistry II - Laboratory1
BIO-121General Biology I4
BIO-122General Biology II4
Select one of the following:4
Genetics (Spring Only)
Ecology (Fall Only)
Biology Education Core Credits20
Teacher Education Core
HED-286Personal Health and Wellness3
EDU-111Teaching in America3
EDU-211Behavior Observation in Education3
PSY-217Educational Psychology3
Teacher Education Core Credits12
Total Credits64-65

Chemistry Education Track

Associate in Science Degree

(P2152 TECHM)

Note: Chemistry education majors requiring developmental courses in math must complete MAT-016 Intermediate Algebra prior to taking courses in Biology and Chemistry.

This program is designed for transfer to a four-year program leading to certification for teaching, which requires an academic major (Chemistry) and professional education courses. Students are advised by either the Teacher Education advisor or by a faculty advisor from the Biology and Chemistry department.

General Education Foundation
Communication9
English Composition I
English Composition II
Speech Fundamentals
Math-Science-Technology8-9
Precalculus
Biology or Physics Elective (see curriculum checksheet for choices)
Computer Information Literacy
Social Science3
General Psychology
Humanities3
See curriculum checksheet for History elective choices
Social Science or Humanities3
Choose from General Education course list Humanities or Social Science section
General Education Electives6
Literature Survey or Language Sequence
General Education Foundation Credits32-33
Chemistry Education Core
CHM-125General Chemistry I - Lecture3
CHM-126General Chemistry I - Laboratory1
CHM-127General Chemistry II - Lecture3
CHM-128General Chemistry II - Laboratory1
CHM-231Organic Chemistry I - Lecture3
CHM-232Organic Chemistry I - Laboratory1
CHM-233Organic Chemistry II - Lecture3
CHM-234Organic Chemistry II - Laboratory1
MAT-131Analytic Geometry and Calculus I4
Chemistry Education Core Credits20
Teacher Education Core
HED-286Personal Health and Wellness3
PSY-217Educational Psychology3
EDU-111Teaching in America3
EDU-211Behavior Observation in Education3
Teacher Education Core Credits12
Total Credits64-65

Science courses completed by students prior to entering the Chemistry option must be less than seven years old. If the science courses exceed the seven-year limit, students can prove their competency by testing or they must retake courses.

English Education Track

Associate in Arts Degree

(P1130 TEENG)

This program is designed for transfer to a four-year program leading to certification for teaching, which requires an academic major (English) and professional education courses. Students will be advised by either the Teacher Education advisor or by a faculty advisor from the English Department..

General Education Foundation
Communication9
English Composition I
English Composition II
Speech Fundamentals
Math-Science-Technology12
Choose from General Education course list
Mathematics
Laboratory Science
Technology
Social Science6
General Psychology
Principles of Sociology
Humanities9
American Literature From the Colonial to The Civil War
American Literature From the Civil War To the Twentieth Century
Humanities Elective
Choose from General Education course list Humanities Section
History6
See curriculum checksheet for History sequence choices
Diversity3
World Literary Traditions: Beginnings to 1650
World Literary Traditions: 1650 to Present
General Education Foundation Credits45
Teacher Education Core
EDU-111Teaching in America3
EDU-211Behavior Observation in Education3
PSY-217Educational Psychology3
HED-286Personal Health and Wellness3
Teacher Education Core Credits12
English Core
ENG-246English Classics From Beowulf to Paradise Lost: a Survey of Drama, Romances and Epics3
ENG-247Romantics, Victorians and Moderns- Major British Writers of the 19th and 20th Centuries3
English Core Credits6
Total Credits63

Exercise Science Health/Physical Education Track

Associate in Science Degree

(P2960 TEPED)

This program is designed for transfer to a four-year program leading to careers in Physical Education. Students will be advised by the Teacher Education advisor or a faculty advisor from the Health and Physical Education Department.

General Education Foundation
Communication9
English Composition I
English Composition II
Speech Fundamentals
Math-Science-Technology10-11
Mathematics Restricted Elective (3-4 credits)
Computer Concepts with Applications
Science Restricted Elective - see curriculum checksheet for choices
Social Science3
General Psychology
Humanities3
Choose from General Education course list Humanities Section
General Education Electives8
Anatomy and Physiology I
Anatomy and Physiology II
General Education Foundation Credits33-34
Teacher Education Physical Education Core
HES-111Introduction to Exercise Science3
HED-115Personal and Family Nutrition3
HED-286Personal Health and Wellness3
HES-211Kinesiology3
HED-295First Aid and Emergency Care3
HED-283Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation1
HES-212Exercise Physiology3
HES-213Exercise Measurement and Prescription3
PSY-217Educational Psychology3
EDU-111Teaching in America3
EDU-211Behavior Observation in Education3
Exercise Science Restricted Electives2
Teacher Education Physical Education Core Credits33
Total Credits66-67

Mathematics Education Track

Associate in Science Degree

(P2150 TEMAT)

This program is designed for transfer to a four-year program leading to certification for teaching, which requires an academic major (Mathematics) and professional education courses. Students are advised by the Teacher Education advisor or a faculty advisor from the Mathematics department.

General Education Foundation
Communication6
English Composition I
English Composition II
Speech Fundamentals
Math-Science-Technology11
Restricted Laboratory Science - see curriculum checksheet for choices
Technology
Social Science3
General Psychology
Humanities3
Choose from General Education course list Humanities
Social Science or Humanities3
Choose from General Education course list Humanities or Social Science section
General Education Electives6
Elective (choose from the list of approved General Education courses)
General Education Foundation Credits32
Mathematics Core
Select one of the following:15-16
Precalculus
and Analytic Geometry and Calculus I
and Analytic Geometry and Calculus II
and Calculus III
Analytic Geometry and Calculus I
and Analytic Geometry and Calculus II
and Calculus III
and Differential Equations
Mathematics Core Credits15-16
Teacher Education Core
EDU-111Teaching in America3
EDU-211Behavior Observation in Education3
MAT-228Linear Algebra3
HED-286Personal Health and Wellness3
PSY-217Educational Psychology3
Teacher Education Core Credits15
Total Credits62-63

Social Studies (History) Education Track

Humanities/Social Science Associate in Arts Degree

(P1130 TEHIS)

This program is designed for transfer to a four-year program leading to certification for teaching, which requires an academic major (History) and professional education courses. Students are advised by the Teacher Education advisor or a faculty advisor from the History and Political Science department.

General Education Foundation
Communication9
English Composition I
English Composition II
Speech Fundamentals
Math-Science-Technology12
Choose from General Education course list
Mathematics
Laboratory Science
Technology
Social Science6
General Psychology
Principles of Sociology
Humanities9
Choose from General Education course list Humanities Section
Literature Survey or Language Sequence
Humanities Elective
History6
Select one of the following:
Emergence of America - U.S. History I
and Twentieth Century American History - U.S. History II
Early Modern Europe
and Modern Europe
Diversity3
Choose from General Education course list Diversity section
General Education Foundation Credits45
Teacher Education Core
EDU-111Teaching in America3
EDU-211Behavior Observation in Education3
PSY-217Educational Psychology3
HED-286Personal Health and Wellness3
Teacher Education Core Credits12
History Core and Free Elective
HIS-204History of the African-American Experience3
or HIS-209 History of American Women
Free Elective3
History Core and Free Elective Credits6
Total Credits63

Social Studies (Psychology) Education Track

Humanities/Social Science Associate in Arts Degree

(P1130 TEPSY)

This program is designed for transfer to a four-year program leading to certification for teaching, which requires an academic major (Psychology) and professional education courses. Students are advised by the Teacher Education advisor or a faculty advisor from the Psychology and Education department.

General Education Foundation
Communication9
English Composition I
English Composition II
Speech Fundamentals
Math-Science-Technology12
Choose from General Education course list
Mathematics
Laboratory Science
Technology
Social Science6
General Psychology
Principles of Sociology
Humanities9
Literature Survey or Language Sequence
Humanities Elective (choose from the General Education course list Humanities section)
Choose from General Education course list
History6
See curriculum checksheet for History sequence choices
Diversity3
Choose from General Education course list Diversity section
General Education Foundation Credits45
Teacher Education Core
EDU-111Teaching in America3
EDU-211Behavior Observation in Education3
PSY-217Educational Psychology3
HED-286Personal Health and Wellness3
Psychology Core/Free Electives6
Teacher Education Core Credits18
Total Credits63

Social Studies (Sociology) Education Track

Humanities/Social Science Associate in Arts Degree

(P1130 TESOC)

This program is designed for transfer to a four-year program leading to certification for teaching, which requires an academic major (Sociology) and professional education courses. Students are advised by the Teacher Education advisor or a faculty advisor from the Sociology, Economics and Anthropology department.

General Education Foundation
Communication9
English Composition I
English Composition II
Speech Fundamentals
Math-Science-Technology12
Choose from General Education course list
Mathematics
Laboratory Science
Technology
Social Science6
General Psychology
Principles of Sociology
Humanities9
Literature Survey or Language Sequence
Humanities Elective (choose from the General Education course list Humanities section)
See curriculum checksheet for History sequence choices
History6
Choose from General Education course list
Diversity3
Choose from General Education course list Diversity section
General Education Foundation Credits45
Teacher Education Core
EDU-111Teaching in America3
EDU-211Behavior Observation in Education3
PSY-217Educational Psychology3
HED-286Personal Health and Wellness3
Teacher Education Core Credits12
Sociology Specialization Core
SOC-202Contemporary Social Issues - America As a Diverse Society3
Sociology Elective3
Sociology Specialization Core Credits6
Total Credits63

Spanish Education Track

Humanities/Social Science Associate in Arts Degree

(P1130 TESPN)

This program is designed for transfer to a four-year program leading to certification for teaching, which requires an academic major (Spanish) and professional education courses. Students are advised by the Teacher Education advisor or a faculty advisor from the Languages and ESL department.

General Education Foundation
Communication9
English Composition I
English Composition II
Speech Fundamentals
Math-Science-Technology12
Choose from General Education course list
Mathematics
Laboratory Science
Technology
Social Science6
General Psychology
Principles of Sociology
Humanities9
Advanced Spanish Conversation
Survey of Latin American Literature: Pre-Columbian to the Present
Humanities Elective
Choose from General Education course list Humanities section
History6
See curriculum checksheet for History sequence choices
Diversity3
Choose from General Education course list Diversity section
General Education Foundation Credits45
Teacher Education Core
EDU-111Teaching in America3
EDU-211Behavior Observation in Education3
PSY-217Educational Psychology3
HED-286Personal Health and Wellness3
Teacher Education Core Credits12
Education Specialization Core
SPN-219Advanced Spanish Composition3
Choose from Specialization Core list
SPN-220Spanish Literature3
Education Specialization Core Credits6
Total Credits63

Visual Arts Education Track

Associate in Fine Arts Degree

(P4140 TEART)

This program is designed for transfer to a four-year program leading to certification for teaching and requires an academic major (Art) and professional education courses. Students are advised by the Teacher Education advisor or a faculty advisor from the Visual Arts department.

General Education Foundation
Communication9
English Composition I
English Composition II
Speech Fundamentals
Math-Science-Technology7-9
Choose from General Education course list
Mathematics Elective
Laboratory Science Elective
Technology
Social Science3
General Psychology
General Education Courses6
Art History I
Art History II
General Education Foundation Credits25-27
Teacher Education Core
EDU-111Teaching in America3
EDU-211Behavior Observation in Education3
PSY-217Educational Psychology3
HED-286Personal Health and Wellness3
Teacher Education Core Credits12
Visual Arts Core
ART-122Drawing I3
ART-123Drawing II3
ART-124Figure Drawing3
ART-130Two Dimensional Design3
ART-131Color Theory3
ART-132Three Dimensional Design3
ART-219Painting I3
ART-228Sculpture I3
or ART-241 Ceramics I
ART-230Portfolio & Presentation3
Visual Arts Core Credits27
Total Credits64-66

Diana Aria
Assistant Professor, Psychology and Education
Special Projects Faculty, Teacher Education
Ed.S. Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
M.S. Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
B.A. Elizabethtown College
DH 323     973-328-5601     daria@ccm.edu

Courses

Course usage information

EDU-111. Teaching in America. 3 Credits.

LECT 3 hrs
This course presents the historical and philosophical foundations of American education and how they relate to contemporary issues facing teachers in America today. The goal is to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of the development of the teaching profession including both its roots and modern-day direction. The course offers theoretical and practical learning experiences including five hours of field experiences in public schools.
Prerequisites: All basic skills/remediation in English must be completed. GPA of 3.0 or higher and permission of the department chair or advisor (via petition).
Corequisites: PSY-113.

Course usage information

EDU-211. Behavior Observation in Education. 3 Credits.

LECT 3 hrs
This course uses weekly seminars and 20 hours of field experience in public schools to integrate theory and classroom observations in order for prospective teachers to understand curriculum development and instructional methods. Aspiring teachers learn how to use descriptive research methods to gain insight into the instructional needs of learners by observing them in their natural classroom settings. Armed with this experiential knowledge, students will use the seminar to report and discuss their observed findings, as well as relate this practical information to the theories of curriculum development and instructional strategies.
Prerequisites: EDU-111, PSY-113 and permission of department chair or advisor (via petition). Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
Corequisites: PSY-217.