May 29, 2024  
2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
2023-2024 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Pathway to Teaching Careers, AA (PTCH-AA)

Location(s): Capital, Gateway, Housatonic, Northwestern Connecticut, Quinebaug Valley, Three Rivers, Tunxis

CT State Community College Catalog 2023-2024

  • New students enrolling for the first time in Fall 2023 will begin as students of Connecticut State Community College under this catalog. 
  • Continuing students from one of the 12 community colleges will be transitioned into a CT State program in this catalog as of the start of the Fall 2023 term.
  • The policies, courses and programs described are applicable as of the Fall 2023 term and may be updated as circumstances require.

This program is designed for students who wish to transfer to a Connecticut State University to pursue teacher certification in elementary and/or secondary education. This program also prepares students for teacher preparation programs at many private institutions. The courses will prepare students to fulfill general education requirements, begin foundational work in education theory and practice, and develop greater expertise in their fields of study. Upon successful completion of the program, students will be eligible to transfer their credits to a CSU, where they can apply for acceptance into the teacher certification program. Students are advised to review the requirements of the transfer institution with their academic advisor prior to course selection.

Learning Outcomes:

In addition to meeting the general education outcomes, graduates will:

  • Work creatively with others, including culturally and intellectually diverse peoples; think critically; and demonstrate an appreciation for learning.
  • Describe the role of the teacher in the classroom. 
  • Identify the requirements for teaching based on academic program requirements and state certification requirements. 
  • Recognize broader historical, cultural, global and scientific perspectives as they relate to education. 
  • Demonstrate a respect for others, coupled with an understanding of ethical behavior and civic responsibility.

General Education Courses (21-22 credits)

Program Courses (39-45 credits)

Total Credits: 60-66