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Elementary/ Secondary Education

The Liberal Arts option of Elementary and Secondary Education is designed to prepare students to transfer to a four-year institution to pursue a career as an elementary or high school teacher.

Upon completion of the program, graduates will be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of child growth and development and relate it to learning opportunities in all domains of development.
  • Display an awareness and appreciation for diversity and multi-culturalism and the interrelationship between families, school and society.
  • Reflect on the multifaceted roles of a teacher and the principles and practices involved in teaching.


Transfer Options

The Liberal Arts AA at SCCC is designed for students who wish to transfer into 4-year Bachelor of Ars programs. In September 2008, the governor and state legislature created a law that established a statewide transfer agreement for students transferring with a degree from a New Jersey community college to a New Jersey public four-year college or university. Students can now seamlessly transfer their academic credits from a completed community college Associate of Arts (A.A.) to a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) or from a completed Associate of Science (A.S.) to a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree program at New Jersey’s public four-year colleges and universities. Our Counseling & Advising Center can help you with transfer questions. More information on this opportunity is available at


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