Teacher Education Transfer

Teacher Education Transfer

The Teacher Education Transfer Program is appropriate for future teacher candidates seeking NYS teacher certification at the Early, Childhood and Adolescent levels as well as Special Education.  Students may choose to pursue concentrations in all major disciplines, as well as the Fine Arts.

Study Online!

Did you know that a majority of the Teacher Education Transfer program can be completed online?

  • Liberal Arts and Science: Teacher Education Transfer AS (75% or more can be completed online)

Visit our Office of Online Learning for more information!

Why GCC?

If you carefully plan your program, you can transfer to a four year institution as a Junior. Because your intended transfer institution may have different requirements, you should meet with a GCC academic advisor and a transfer counselor as soon as possible. This can occur even before you begin at GCC.

Students may also choose to participate in a wide array of professional development and service learning opportunities designed to enhance their professional goals and college experience through GCC's Education Club.

Career Opportunities

After getting your GCC degree, some occupations you may consider are:

Please contact our Career Center for more information.

Transfer Opportunities

Starting at GCC saves many students and their families thousands of dollars in tuition. With an A.S. or A.A. degree you will be able to seamlessly transfer within the SUNY network of 64 college and universities as well as to many 4-year private institutions. GCC's A.S. and A.A. programs were developed as part of the SUNY seamless transfer initiative allowing students to complete the first two years of a bachelor's degree as a freshman and a sophomore at a community college, then seamlessly transfer to a SUNY four-year institution to earn a bachelor's degree. Please reference the SUNY Transfer Pathways for degree programs to learn about any campus specific requirements. Visit the SUNY Core Course Finder to plan out the courses you should complete to transfer to a 4-year SUNY School.

If you are planning to transfer to a 4-year private institution you should work with our Transfer Services office to learn about possible articulation agreements and pathways that exist for many or our degree programs. Some GCC A.A.S. programs also have transfer opportunities.

To learn more about these opportunities and agreements contact the Transfer Services Office, we are more than happy to work with you and answer any questions you may have on building your own personalized transfer plan.

Transfer opportunities include, but are not limited to:

  • Canisius College
  • Daemen College
  • Empire State College/SUNY
  • Excelsior College
  • Houghton College
  • Keuka College
  • Medaille College
  • Nazareth College
  • Niagara University
  • RIT
  • Roberts Wesleyan College
  • St. John Fisher College*
  • SUNY Brockport
  • SUNY College at Buffalo
  • SUNY Geneseo
  • SUNY Oswego

*GCC has current transfer agreements with the above noted institutions.