Warner Robins, Ga. – Qualified Early Childhood Care and Education program graduates from Central Georgia Technical College (CGTC) are now eligible to transfer credit into select courses at Middle Georgia State University (MGA).
Under the new articulation agreement, qualified graduates from CGTC’s Early Childhood Education associates degree program will be eligible to transfer major requirements as candidates entering the Bachelor of Science in Education with a concentration in Early Childhood Special Education at MGA.
“The agreement creates a new pathway for students who are dedicated to continuing their personal development so they can have a positive impact on the educational system in Georgia,” said Jay Kramer dean of Public Safety and Professional Services at CGTC. “MGA and CGTC are united in their dedication to the advancement of students preparing to enter this vital workforce.
The educational partnership better serves current and prospective students in meeting their educational goals, as well as, supports local demand for qualified educators in critical specialties.
“The new articulation agreement allows MGA and CGTC to be more responsive to the requests of our partnering educational school systems,” said Loleta Sartin, interim chair of MGA’s department of Teacher Education and Social Work. “The agreement promotes expanded access, creates greater educational opportunities for Georgians, and meets the workforce needs of our state. The collaboration demonstrates our commitment to train and educate future teachers.”
Graduates may receive transfer credit for CGTC courses applied toward a maximum of nine credit hours, or three classes, in MGA’s School of Education & Behavioral Sciences Department of Teacher Education & Social Work. The courses include Introduction to Early Childhood Care & Education, Social Issues and Family Involvement, and Curriculum & Assessment.
A maximum of 31 semester credits in a variety of general education topics are available for transfer for qualified graduates under the Early Childhood Special Education concentration.
To be eligible for credit transfer, admission to the Department of Teacher Education & Social Work in the Early Childhood Special Education Baccalaureate program at MGA is required.
General education courses outside of the early childhood concentration remain transferable to MGA for qualified candidates under an articulation agreement between the University System of Georgia (USG) and the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG).
Admission requirements for MGA are available at www.mga.edu/admissions.
For more information on the Early Childhood Care and Education program at CGTC visit, http://www.centralgatech.edu/programs-of-study/public-safety-professional-services/early-childhood/