The General Studies - Elementary Education Transfer Option meets the standards of MassTransfer and prepares students for transfer to undergraduate elementary education programs at Massachusetts public higher education institutions. The program includes broad based general education courses as well as courses that are more closely aligned to children and teaching. The goal is to provide students with a clear path to a degree at a four-year university.
Student Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of the program, graduates will be able to:
Demonstrate mastery of number sense and numeration, patterns and functions, geometry and measurement, and data analysis.
Apply the concepts and methods of understanding of human development from conception to adolescence.
Apply the concepts and methods of understanding children’s literature.
Apply the concepts and methods of teaching and learning at the elementary level.
Achieve awareness of historical, philosophical and pedagogical perspectives in elementary education.
Write and speak clearly.
Locate, evaluate and apply reliable and appropriate information.
Apply the concepts and methods of mathematics to solve problems.
Relate scientific methods of inquiry to the acquisition of knowledge.
Demonstrate knowledge and appreciation of diverse cultures, personal perspectives/anti-bias, culturally responsive practices, and family and community involvement.
Demonstrate differentiated instruction.
Achieve awareness of the educational issues, policies, and law as they relate to children with differing abilities.