Teacher Education

Each of CCM's ten Teacher Education specializations 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 programs that will provide the foundational 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 cumulative 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

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
Precalculus
Restricted Biology Elective
Social Science3
General Psychology
Humanities3
Choose from General Education course list (History)
Social Science or Humanities3
Choose from General Education course list (Social Science or Humanities)
General Education Electives6
Literature/Language Sequence
General Education Foundation Credits32
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
Free Elective 3
Choose any course or combination of courses for a total of 3 credits
Biology Education Core Credits19
Teacher Education Core9
Teaching in America
Behavior Observation in Education
Educational Psychology
Teacher Education Core Credits0
Total Credits60

Chemistry

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
Precalculus
Analytic Geometry and Calculus I
Social Science3
General Psychology
Humanities3
Choose from the General Education course list (History)
Social Science or Humanities3
Choose from General Education course list (Social Science or Humanities)
General Education Electives6
Literature Survey or Language Sequence
General Education Foundation Credits32
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
Free Elective3
Choose any course or combination of courses for a total of 3 credits
Chemistry Education Core Credits19
Teacher Education Core
PSY-217Educational Psychology3
EDU-111Teaching in America3
EDU-211Behavior Observation in Education3
Teacher Education Core Credits9
Total Credits60

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

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
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)
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
Teacher Education Core Credits9
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 Credits60

Health/Physical Education

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
Communication
ENG-111English Composition I3
ENG-112English Composition II3
COM-109Speech Fundamentals3
Math-Science-Technology
MAT-124Statistics3
or MAT-110 College Algebra
BIO-101Anatomy and Physiology I4
BIO-102Anatomy and Physiology II4
CMP-135Computer Concepts With Applications3
Social Science
PSY-113General Psychology3
Humanities3
Choose from General Education course list Humanities Section
General Education Electives
Humanities/Social Science General Education Elective3
General Education Foundation Credits32
Teacher Education Physical Education Core
HES-111Introduction to Exercise Science3
HED-115Personal and Family Nutrition3
HES-211Kinesiology3
HED-295First Aid and Emergency Care3
HES-212Exercise Physiology3
HES-213Exercise Measurement and Prescription3
PSY-217Educational Psychology3
EDU-111Teaching in America3
EDU-211Behavior Observation in Education3
Exercise Science Restricted Elective1
Teacher Education Physical Education Core Credits28
Total Credits60

Mathematics

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
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
Speech Fundamentals
Elective (choose from the list of approved General Education courses)
General Education Foundation Credits32
Mathematics Core
Select one of the following: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 Ordinary Differential Equations
Mathematics Core Credits16
Teacher Education Core
EDU-111Teaching in America3
EDU-211Behavior Observation in Education3
MAT-228Linear Algebra3
PSY-217Educational Psychology3
Teacher Education Core Credits12
Total Credits60

History

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
Two sequential History courses
Choose two History courses from the 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
Teacher Education Core Credits9
History Core & Free Elective6
History of the African-American Experience
History of American Women
Free Elective
History Core & Free Elective Credits0
Total Credits60

Psychology

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
Psychology Core/Free Electives6
Teacher Education Core Credits15
Total Credits60

Sociology

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 a Sociology course from the General Education course list Diversity
General Education Foundation Credits45
Teacher Education Core
EDU-111Teaching in America3
EDU-211Behavior Observation in Education3
PSY-217Educational Psychology3
Teacher Education Core Credits9
Sociology Specialization Core
Any Other Sociology Course3
SOC-202Contemporary Social Issues - America As a Diverse Society3
Sociology Specialization Core Credits6
Total Credits60

Spanish

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
Teacher Education Core Credits9
Education Specialization Core
SPN-219Advanced Spanish Composition3
SPN-220Spanish Literature3
Education Specialization Core Credits6
Total Credits60

Visual Arts

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 Art and Design department.

General Education Foundation
Communication9
English Composition I
English Composition II
Speech Fundamentals
Math-Science-Technology8
Choose from General Education course list
Mathematics Elective
Laboratory Science Elective
Social Science3
General Psychology
General Education Courses6
Art History I
Art History II
General Education Foundation Credits26
Teacher Education Core
EDU-111Teaching in America3
EDU-211Behavior Observation in Education3
PSY-217Educational Psychology3
Teacher Education Core Credits9
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
or ART-228 Sculpture I
or ART-241 Ceramics I
ART-230Portfolio and Presentation3
ART-102Introduction to Computer for Fine Art1
Visual Arts Core Credits25
Total Credits60

Diana Aria
Assistant Professor, Psychology and Education
Faculty Special Projects , 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.