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  Nov 21, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Academic Catalog

Education: Elementary Transfer to The University of Montana - Missoula


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Education: Elementary Education


Most Montana four-year colleges and universities have teacher training programs in both elementary and secondary education. Elementary teachers are certified by the state to teach grades K-8. The national job outlook for teachers for the next five to ten years is quite favorable due to projected high levels of retirement.

Students may begin their teacher training at FVCC and in most cases complete their education in an additional two years at a transfer institution.

Admission into teacher education programs at four-year schools can be competitive and requires good grades, experience working with youth, and strong recommendations. Students need to apply to the school of education at their transfer school, usually the semester prior to starting at that school.

If time permits, students may consider taking additional coursework to fulfill concentration or endorsement requirements at their transfer institutions. ECP 100 - First Aid and CPR , could be taken but current certification is needed prior to student teaching, so a student may want to wait until the semester prior to student teaching. Students should consult their advisors and their transfer institutions for specific recommendations.

The suggested course load for the elementary education transfer programs is rigorous. A more moderate semester credit load can be achieved by taking general education core courses during summer terms or by extending the course load for an additional semester or two at FVCC before transferring.

Education requirements vary from school to school, as well as deadlines to apply for admission into the School of Education. Therefore, it is important for students to meet with their advisor regularly.

Associate of Arts Degree


Suggested course of study for a transfer to The University of Montana - Missoula:


Transfer Articulation Agreement

The following program of study is officially established to prepare students for acceptance into the UM Elementary Education program with junior standing. Students who complete this program of study at FVCC will be prepared to apply for acceptance into the Teacher Education Program at UM. Students wishing to earn a bachelor’s degree may transfer to the UM Missoula campus, or students can complete a Bachelor’s degree through the UM Distance Learning Cohort based at FVCC.  A new cohort of distance learning students begins each fall on the FVCC campus for students who have completed FVCC’s program of study and applied to and are accepted into the University of Montana and the Teacher Education program.  See your FVCC advisor or the UM School of Education for more information.

UM Admissions: http://admissions.umt.edu/admissions/transfer/default.php

UM Distance Cohort Program:  http://coehs.umt.edu/departments/currinst/undergradprograms/elemed/Distance%20Cohort%20Programs.php

First Year


Fall Semester

First Semester Total: 17

Second Semester Total: 17

Summer Semester or Online

Third Semester Total: 3

First Year Total: 37

Second Year


Total Credits: 68


1 Students who plan to transfer to UM-Missoula may alternatively take HEE 330 at UM for 1 credit.  Students planning to enroll in the FVCC Distance Learning cohort should take HEE 233  at FVCC.

 *Indicates prerequisite and/or corequisite needed. Check course description.

** Students must apply to the School of Education during their final semester at FVCC: September 15th when finishing fall semester and February 15th when finishing sping semester.

The information on all transfer programs is subject to change. Students should see their advisor to explore other possibilities not specifically listed in the program.

Note:

EDU 201 Introduction to Education with Field Experience  is not required for transfer to UM-Missoula, though may help students determine their career path.

EDU 222 Educational Psychology and Child Development  is required at UM-Missoula.  Students may take it at FVCC as time allows.

Advising Information:


For more information about this program, contact the FVCC Student Support Center or a Faculty Advisor. 

Student Support Center Advisor Faculty Advisor                    Faculty Advisor                      
Jori Bullemer Eliza Thomas, M.A. Laura VanDeKop, M.S.
LRC 129 BSS 120 RH 144
(406) 756-3905 (406) 756- (406) 756-3998
jbullemer@fvcc.edu ethomas@fvcc.edu lvandekop@fvcc.edu

 

The Associate of Science (AS) degree requires 60 credits at FVCC, and the Bachelor of Science (BS) degree at Montana University System (MUS) colleges and universities requires 120 credits. FVCC students can usually earn as many as 75-85 credits in preparation for many transfer majors, thus reducing the number of credits required for the BS degree at MUS schools. Also, by earning the AS degree from FVCC, students will have satisfied the lower division General Education Core (see General Education Requirements  for requirements) for all MUS institutions and will not be required to meet additional lower division general education core requirements upon transfer. The suggested course load in AS programs is rigorous and is recommended for only the most prepared students. A more moderate semester credit load can be achieved by taking general education core courses during summer terms or completing one or two additional semesters at FVCC before transfer.

The information on all transfer programs is subject to change. Students should see their advisor to explore other possibilities not specifically listed in the program.

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