Change the life of a child. Watch a youngster’s face light up as you spark a love of learning. Encourage lifelong growth and development. Serve the diverse and multicultural citizens of tomorrow’s America.
When you study to become a teacher in the education programs at Albertus Magnus College, you learn to guide and facilitate others’ learning as you share your enthusiasm for your subject and engage your passion to make a difference.
Once you complete our formal acceptance requirements, you receive a handbook that introduces you to the stages or ‘gates’ you will pass through in your professional development. In our ‘planned’ programs, you’ll work with AMC’s Certification Officer to plot your entire academic career and see exactly what’s expected for your success. Programs lead to Connecticut teacher certification in three main areas:
If you’re interested in teaching at the early childhood (birth-K or N-3) or elementary (grades 1-6) levels, you’ll want to meet with AMC’s Director of Education Programs to review state regulations regarding certification and endorsement requirements.
Field experiences in teaching begin with your very first course. You’ll observe and assist local classroom teachers for at least 40 hours during the semester. Throughout your AMC career, you’ll benefit from many additional practicum opportunities in literacy, special education and community tutorials, such as English as a Second Language or homework assistance, that connect you with a wide range of young learners. With at least 100 hours of classroom experience under the guidance of professional teachers, you’ll know what to expect before your first formal student teaching assignment.
Affiliate faculty members in AMC’s education programs are acknowledged educators from local schools who come to campus and offer you the benefit of their expertise in special areas. Other affiliates open their classrooms so you can see how the principles you’re learning apply and how actual teaching aligns with state and national standards.
The exceptionally high scores AMC students achieve on the PRAXIS II test of content knowledge reflects our excellent preparation. We’re well above the state mandated pass rate and in the top 15 percent of all national first-time test-takers. During the 2006-2007 test cycle, 100 percent of AMC students passed the PRAXIS II test the first time.
With your commitment to educating the next generation, you’ll emerge from your AMC education program with competence in your subject area and skill in the use of current instructional strategies. You’ll also be able to assess learning and feel compassion for the many and diverse students in your classroom.
Why wait? Contact Albertus Magnus College today!
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