For the recommended sequence, students should consult their academic adviser prior to registering.
Secondary Teacher Education degrees – Erie Community College has completed or is in the process of completing Dual Admissions/Cooperative Degree programs with Western New York colleges for students wishing to pursue a Secondary Social Studies Teacher Education degree. Because course requirements vary somewhat with each four-year school, it is strongly recommended that prospective students contact the department head for Teacher Preparation Programs at (716) 270-5211 to discuss appropriate courses within this associate degree program to insure a seamless transfer to the four-year college of choice.
All degree candidates must complete a minimum of 60 credit hours for graduation and seek approval for courses prior to registration from a Social Science faculty adviser. Courses not approved by a Social Science adviser may not be accepted for credit toward the degree.
** Liberal Arts Electives:
English/Humanities: EN 114, 140, 141, 150, 151, and EN 205 or Higher, music (MU), dance (DN), drama-theatre (DT), art (AT), philosophy (PY), French (FR), Sign Language (SL), Spanish (SP)
Mathematics: mathematics (MT) 112 or higher
Science: biology (BI), chemistry (CH), physics (PH)
It is recommended that a student wishing to transfer to a four-year institution take a laboratory course sequence in natural science.
Social Science: anthropology (AN), economics (EC), government (GO), geography (GP), history (HI), human service (HU), psychology (PS), sociology (SO), social science (SS).
*** A student may fulfill these elective requirements with any degree level courses on campus. However, outside the liberal arts division, registration will be determined by the availability of space. Students should be aware that electives may not be offered each semester.
**** Social Science majors must receive a grade of “C” or better in all social science courses to fulfill the 21 hours of Social Science elective credit in their degree program. Social Science majors must select the required 21 credit hours from among the various Social Science disciplines: anthropology (AN), economics (EC), government (GO), geography (GP), history (HI), human service (HU), psychology (PS), sociology (SO), social science (SS). To insure depth and breadth, the distribution will allow a maximum of 12 credit hours in any one discipline and must include some study in at least three disciplines.
SUNY General Education Requirement: Students must fulfill the SUNY General Education Requirement in order to graduate. The requirement calls for at least seven out of ten of SUNY's General Education areas to be fulfilled and for at least 30 units to be taken in General Education. General Education credits can simultaneously fulfill requirements in the Social Science major.