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"The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more you learn, the more places you'll go." - Dr. Seuss, "I Can Read With My Eyes Shut!" The best elementary school teachers are those who take children through a world of discovery, and instill a lifelong love of learning. Our Childhood Education program gives you an excellent start on advanced studies, and your own rewarding journey. 

What You Will Learn:

You will learn about the foundations of education, child psychology, and health and safety awareness. This liberal arts program includes SUNY General Education requirements and coursework in a pre-determined major. 

What It Is Like:

This degree program is interesting, challenging and engaging - just like the teacher you are studying to become. The program reinforces your coursework with 30 hours of guided field observation.
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Where It Can Take You:

Upon successful completion of this teacher education transfer degree, you can go on to a four-year program for study towards a bachelor's degree and initial NYS certification in Childhood Education, Grades 1-6.
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It is important that students who plan to transfer after completing their studies at Onondaga consult from the beginning of their academic program with an OCC advisor and a contact at the transfer college to make sure both OCC's degree requirements and transfer requirements are being meet. You can view current information on transfer agreements on our Transfer Services page.

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"I had a real academic advantage when I transferred to SUNY Geneseo." ~Kara R.