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 2.8 or higher, receive the associate degree, and pass the Praxis I examination will be considered for admission to the baccalaureate program at CCSU on an equal basis with native CCSU students.

Program Coordinator: Susan Gentry

First Semester
Course #TitleCredits
CSS-101 First Year Experience 3
ENG*101 Composition (a) 3
MAT*137 Intermediate Algebra (a) 3
PSY*111 General Psychology (a)(b) 3
  Foreign Language Elective ‡ 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) ‡ 4
  Mathematics Elective (a) (from MAT*141  
or above)
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) – 200  
level course
  Fine Arts Elective (from ART*, COM*154, COM*167, DGA*, GRA*, NMC*, MUS*, THR*) 3
  Science Elective w/lab (a)(b) (from AST*, BIO*, CHE*, EVS*, OCE*, PHY*) 4
Fourth Semester
  Directed Elective (b) 3
  Directed Elective (b) 3
  Directed Elective (a)(b) 3
  (Secondary Education Concentration - Science Elective Required)  
  (Elementary Education Concentration - Directed Elective)  
  Social Science Elective (from ANT*, ECN*, GEO*, POL*, PSY*, SOC*) 3
Select one of the following courses:
COM*100 Introduction to Communication (a) or  
COM*121 Journalism I (a) or  
COM*173 Public Speaking (a) 3

(a) Prerequisite and/or co-requisite required.
(b) To be selected in consultation with faculty advisor based on student’s program of study.
‡ 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 three years of high school foreign language has been successfully completed, students must take six
additional credits of Liberal Arts electives to be chosen in consultation with faculty advisor.
2. completion of two years of study of a single foreign language at the high school level and six semester hours in the same
language at the college intermediate level. (Students wishing to continue in a language not offered at Tunxis must consult with
the Humanities Department Chair.)
3. completion of 12 semester hours on the college-level in a single foreign language. If the foreign language requirement
has been met, Liberal Arts Electives must be substituted to complete degree requirements.
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.