December 15, 2015 Kenneth Colangelo

Pathway to Teaching Careers

This program is designed to parallel the first two years of study at Central Connecticut State University (CCSU) for students preparing to enter a baccalaureate program in primary or secondary education. Students who successfully complete this program with a cumulative grade point average of 2.7 or higher, who received their associate degree, may apply and will be considered for admission to the baccalaureate program at CCSU on an equal basis with native CCSU students.

Program Coordinator: Dr. LaKisha Grant-Washington

First Semester
Course #TitleCredits
CSS-101 First Year Experience 3
ENG*101 Composition (a) 3
MAT*137 Intermediate Algebra (a)(b) or 3-4
MAT*137L Intermediate Algebra for Liberal Arts (a)(b) or  
MAT*139 Elementary & Intermediate Algebra Combined (a)(b)  
PSY*111 General Psychology I (a) 3
  Foreign Language Elective ‡ 3-4
Second Semester
ENG*103 Composition II (a) 3
PSY*201 Life Span Development (a) 3
  Directed Elective (a)(b) 3
  Foreign Language Elective (a) ‡ 3-4
  Mathematics Elective (a)(b) (from MAT*141 or above) 3-4
Third Semester
Select one of the following courses:
HIS*201 U.S. History I (a) or  
HIS*202 U.S. History II (a) 3
  Directed Elective (b) 3
  English Literature Elective (b)(c) 3
  Fine Arts Elective (from ART*, COM*154/167, DGA*, GRA*, NMC*, MUS*, THR*) 3
  Science Elective w/lab (a)(b) - Human Biologoy is recommended (from AST*, BIO*, CHE*, PHY*, SCI*) 4
Fourth Semester
  Directed Elective (b) 3
  Directed Elective (b) 3
  Directed Elective (a)(b) 3
  (Sec. Ed. - Sci. Elective; Elem Ed Elective - Child Dev (PSY*203))  
  Social Science Elective (a)(b) (from ECN*, GEO*, POL*) 3
Select one of the following courses:
COM*100 Introduction to Communication (a) (b) or  
COM*121 Journalism I (a) (b) or  
COM*173 Public Speaking (a) (b) 3

(a) Prerequisite and/or co-requisite required.
(b) To be selected in consultation with faculty advisor based on student’s program of study.
(c) 200-level course
*Students transferring to the School of Education at CCSU must have a minimum 2.7 GPA to transfer*.
‡ Foreign language requirement may be fulfilled by any of the following:
1. Completion of three years of study of a single foreign language at the high school level, and the approval of the Humanities
Department Chair. If foreign language requirement has been met, Liberal Arts electives to be substituted to complete degree requirement.
2. Completion of 2 courses on the college level in a single foreign language. If foreign language requirement has been met, Liberal Arts Electives must be substituted to complete degree requirements. For Science Elective w/Lab Human Biology is recommended.

NOTE: Students planning to transfer to a college offering a four-year liberal arts degree should check with that college
regarding foreign language and transfer requirements.

Becoming Connecticut State Community College
STUDENTS: The Community Colleges are undergoing a merger with a plan to become Connecticut State Community College in fall 2023; please work closely with your advisor/program coordinator to select your courses accordingly. Get more details about this merger.