What You Will Learn

An Associate Degree in Teacher Education is a stepping-stone to many career pathways beyond classroom instruction. Some areas include Paraprofessional, Substitute Teaching, School Administration, School Counseling, and Instructional Design.

The Teacher Education curriculum at County College of Morris (CCM) provides first-hand experience and active participation in diverse and inclusive classroom settings through 25 hours of classroom observation. Although a majority of the courses will be in the student’s area of specialization, specific teacher education courses will shape their foundation to succeed as a professional educator.

EDU- 111 – Teaching in America will provide the student with a practical and theoretical overview of the teaching profession. Students complete five hours of field classroom observation.

EDU- 211 – Behavior Observation in Education will provide the student with 20 hours of field classroom observation and weekly seminars in which fellow aspiring teachers will learn to apply the teaching methods they have learned.

PSY- 217 – Educational Psychology introduces the student to psychological theory as it applies to teaching. Topics include learning theory, motivation, tests and measurements, classroom management, and teaching students with special needs.

The ten areas of specialization to build upon a career as a
teacher in grades K-12 include:

  • Biology
  • Physical Education/Health Education
  • Chemistry
  • Psychology
  • English
  • Sociology
  • History
  • Spanish
  • Mathematics
  • Visual Arts

Why Study Teacher Education at CCM?

The Teacher Education Program meets New Jersey Professional Standards for Teachers. Our highly skilled faculty are trained in the latest methods for teaching grades K-12. They prepare aspiring teachers with the highest quality standards for the first two years of the New Jersey teaching curriculum. By choosing Teacher Education at CCM, the student is embarking on a life-long career path that will greatly impact the lives of children to grow into critical thinking and self sufficient adults by way of mentor ship, inspiration and creativity.

Career Opportunities

Although many graduates choose to continue with their education to meet specific career goals, an associate’s degree in Teacher Education can provide career and/or resume building opportunities
such as:

  • Substitute Teaching
  • Paraprofessional

Where You Can Go

Graduating from CCM with an associate degree in Teacher Education is the first step in pursuing a career in teaching. Transferring and successfully completing a bachelor’s degree program at a four-year college is the next step. The following New Jersey State Colleges and Universities have state-wide transfer agreements with County College of Morris:

  • The College of New Jersey
  • Kean University
  • Montclair State University
  • New Jersey City University
  • New Jersey Institute of Technology
  • Ramapo College of New Jersey
  • Stockton University
  • Rowan University
  • Rutgers University
  • Thomas Edison State University
  • University of Medicine and Dentistry
  • William Paterson University of New Jersey


Students who aspire to transfer to a four year college in New Jersey should consult with the Teacher Education Advisor and Transfer Services Office as transfer agreements may be subject to rules and regulations.


In addition, the County College of Morris Teacher Education program has Articulation Agreements with:

  • College of Saint Elizabeth
  • Centenary University

Contact Info

Professor Diana Aria
Faculty Special Projects

Professor John Williford

Colleen Drum
Department Administrative Assistant