The Teacher Education curriculum at CCM provides first-hand experience and active participation in diverse and inclusive classroom settings through 25 hours of classroom observation. Although much of the courses are in the studentâ€™s area of specialization, specific teacher education courses shape their foundation to succeed as a professional educator.
EDU- 111 â€“ 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 â€“ Behavior Observation in Education provide the student with 20 hours of field classroom observation and weekly seminars in which fellow aspiring teachers learn to apply the teaching methods they learn.
PSY- 217 â€“ 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:
- Physical Education/Health Education
- Visual Arts
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.
Students planning to pursue a teaching degree at a four-year institution enroll in one of the following specializations at CCM that provide the foundation teacher education courses, as well as courses in oneâ€™s intended major: biology, chemistry, English, history, mathematics, physical education, psychology, sociology, Spanish, or visual arts.
The Teacher Education Program provides opportunity to be proficient as a:
- Substitute Teaching
The program is a stepping-stone to many career pathways beyond classroom instruction including:
- Curriculum or Instructional Designer
- School Administrator
- School Counselor
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 bachelorâ€™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