The Liberal Arts Transfer – Elementary Education Option is a two-year degree program designed to prepare students to complete the initial two years of teacher training. Successful completion of the program will allow students to enter a state college or university as a junior having completed requirements of the Elementary Education Transfer Compact. In order to become an elementary school teacher, the student must complete the associate’s degree program, transfer to a four-year degree-granting institution, and complete work to attain at least a bachelor’s degree and a teaching certificate.

The Elementary Education program at Massasoit Community College has been designed to allow transition from the community college to Bridgewater State University, UMass Dartmouth, or any other state college or university cooperating in the transfer compact. The program may also be transferable to private colleges in the Massasoit Community College geographic area. Students should be aware that they must attain a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 for successful transfer.

Upon successful completion of the LAT-Elementary Education Option, students will be able to demonstrate learning in the area of educational philosophy and history; have and demonstrate skills in the Liberal Arts; be culturally responsive and effective educational pre-practitioners; and meet published requirements for entrance into state college or university elementary education programs at the junior level.

  • MassTransfer eligible program