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Holy Family University - Associate in Arts in Education: Early Childhood (Birth to 4th Grade) to PreK-4 Education (2019 - 2020, 2018 - 2019, 2018)

Community College of Philadelphia Program: Associate in Arts in Education: Early Childhood (Birth to 4th Grade)
Catalog Years: 2019 - 2020, 2018 - 2019, 2018
Transfer School: Holy Family University
Bachelor Program: PreK-4 Education

 

Transfer guides are created and maintained to help students and staff make appropriate course and program choices. The guides show how the requirements for the appropriate Community College of Philadelphia associate degree transfer to the bachelor's institution. It is, however, possible for program requirements at Community College of Philadelphia or the transfer institution to change without advanced notice.

Students are advised to visit with a Community College of Philadelphia academic advisor or counselor for further assistance. To schedule an appointment with an academic advisor, login to MyCCP for the Starfish Connect appointment system, call 215-751-8777 or stop by BG-12 on Main Campus. To schedule an appointment with a counselor, call 215-751-8169, email counseling@ccp.edu or stop by BG-7 on Main Campus. Academic advisors and counselors are also available at the Regional Centers.

General Information:

This guide outlines how the Community College of Philadelphia’s Associate in Arts in Education: Early Childhood (Birth to 4th Grade) transfers to the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in PreK-4 Education at Holy Family University. This guide reflects the requirements for the A.A. in Education: Early Childhood (Birth to 4th Grade) in the Spring 2018, 2018-2019 and 2019-2020 Community College of Philadelphia catalogs. 

Holy Family University is a Dual Admissions partner and the A.A. in Education: Early Childhood (Birth to 4th Grade) degree qualifies for the Holy Family University Dual Admissions Agreement. A grade of “C” or higher is needed for courses to transfer. Completion of the A.A. leads to junior standing in the B.A. in PreK-4 Education at Holy Family University. 

Students who earn the A.A. in Education: Early Childhood (Birth to 4th Grade) qualify for benefits of core-to-core under what Holy Family University calls “Community Bridge.” Through this, Holy Family University agrees to accept the General Education embedded in Community College of Philadelphia’s Associate in Arts (A.A.) and Associate in Science (A.S.) degrees as meeting all the requirements of its undergraduate General Education requirements. Core-to-core transfer does not alter the requirements of the student's major field of study.

All undergraduate candidates seeking an initial state-approved Pennsylvania educator preparation certificate are required to pass a basic skills assessment as well as the corresponding subject matter test(s) related to the certification area. There are a variety of tests/scores students can use to pass their Basic Skills Assessment (BSA) requirement: ACTCOREPAPA or SAT.

Options to pass the Basic Skills Assessment:

  • Minimum scores for each module - math, reading, writing - are noted on the Pennsylvania Department of Education website. Access the website for requirements and test registration links under Certification Tests and Requirementshttps://www.education.pa.gov/Educators/Certification/CertTestingRequirements/Pages/default.aspx.
  • You may also combine reading, writing and mathematics module scores from different test providers to meet the basic skills requirements. The composite score is the sum of the passing scores. When using the composite score, each test must meet or exceed the minimum score required. Use the Composite Score Calculator when mixing tests. 
  • Students that have taken both Community College of Philadelphia’s MATH 123 and MATH 133 and earned a B in both classes, will be exempt from taking the Basic Skills Math test. However, if students earn a lower grade OR take different Math courses, they will need to take the Basic Skills Math test.

Transfer guides are created and maintained to help students and staff make appropriate course and program choices. The guides show how the requirements for the appropriate Community College of Philadelphia associate degree transfer to the bachelor's institution. It is, however, possible for program requirements at Community College of Philadelphia or the transfer institution to change without advanced notice.

For information concerning transfer, please schedule an appointment to visit a Community College of Philadelphia academic advisor or counselor. Students are also welcome to contact the transfer institution directly

Semester Credits:

First Semester

CCP CourseCCP CreditsHoly Family University Equivalent CourseCredits
ENGL 101 - English Composition I 3 ENGL-101: Writing I 3
CIS 103 - Applied Computer Technology 3 Community Bridge Core Requirement  3
ED 105 - Foundations of Early Childhood Education 3 EDEC-201: Intro to Early Child Education 3
PSYC 101 - Introduction to Psychology 3 Community Bridge Core Requirement  3
MATH 151 - Linear Mathematics or 
MATH 123 - Mathematical Principles I
3 Core Math 3

Second Semester

CCP CourseCCP CreditsHoly Family University Equivalent CourseCredits
ENGL 102 - The Research Paper 3 ENGL-102: Writing II  3
ED 135 - Family and Community Relationships 3 Community Bridge Core Requirement 3
MATH 133 - Mathematical Principles II or MATH 161 - Pre Calculus I 3 PDE Math Requirement 3
PSYC 201 - Child Psychology 3 EDEC-202: Child Development & Learning 3
ED 204 - Curriculum and Instruction: Engaging Young Children in the Learning Process or 
ED 214 - Cognition and Learning in the Classroom
3 EDEC-205: Theory and Practice in Educational Psychology   3

Third Semester

CCP CourseCCP CreditsHoly Family University Equivalent CourseCredits
ED 222 - Language and Literacy Development in Early Childhood 3 EDEC-203: Early Language & Literacy 3
ED 230 - Integrating the Arts into Early Childhood Education 3 EDEC-206: Engaging Learners through Arts 3
ED 245 - Assessment of Young Children 3 Community Bridge Core Requirement 3
BIOL 106 - General Biology I 4 Core Science 3
ED 250 - Infant and Toddler Development and Curriculum 3 Community Bridge Core Requirement 3

Fourth Semester

CCP CourseCCP CreditsHoly Family University Equivalent CourseCredits
ED 255 - Teaching English Language Learners 3 EDUN-303: Meeting Needs of ELL 3
ED 265 - Introduction to Special Education and Inclusive Practices 3 EDSP-203: Found in Inclusive Education  3
HIST 101 - United States History: Colonial America through the Revolutionary Era or
HIST 102 - United States History: The 19th Century or 
HIST 103 - United States History: the 20th Century
3 Core American History 3
ED 290 - Early Childhood Education Practicum 4 EDEC-115: Foundations in Education 4
ENGL 190 - Introduction to Literature or 
Other Literature class
3 PDE Literature OR Community Bridge Core Requirement (Recommended that students take ENGL 190 to graduate in two years at Holy Family) 3

Community College of Philadelphia Minimum Credits to Graduate: 62
Equivalent Holy Family University Credits: 60

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