2 + 2 Education Programs

2 + 2 Education Programs

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What is 2 + 2 Education Programs?

The education (2+2 option) allows students to complete their 4-year degree in elementary education, special education with elementary education emphasis, or Bachelor of Science in middle grades math/science through courses offered by MCC in conjunction with Murray State University.

All courses are offered locally to complete the 4-year degree. Students also have the option of completing an Associate Degree then transferring to a 4-year education program of their choice throughout the Commonwealth.

What are my career choices?

The program will give students the basic manufacturing knowledge and skills that will assist them when applying, interviewing and performing as an entry level operator in the manufacturing environment. For anyone already employed in the manufacturing field AIM courses will give them a broader skill set that will be useful when applying and interviewing for a new position at the workplace.

What are my degree, diploma or certificate options?

The Dual Teaching Certification is designed to prepare you for employment as a certified teacher in Kentucky P-5 classrooms for elementary instruction and K-12 classrooms for students with Learning and Behavioral Disorders (Special Education). MCC has a 2+2 agreement with Murray State University allowing you the opportunity to complete your Associate in Arts degree in the first two years, followed by two years of Murray State University courses (offered at the Madisonville Regional Campus) to complete the Bachelor of Science degree. If you wish to obtain your Bachelor's degree through any of Kentucky's other 4-year universities, you may transfer after completing the Associate in Arts degree.

Available Credentials

Associate in Arts

This fulfills the first half of the required coursework to transfer and complete the Bachelor of Science degree.

Bachelor of Science, LBD with Elementary Education Emphasis

Completion of this degree prepares students to take the required teacher licensing exams in the state of Kentucky.

For program course requirements, consult the advising guide.

Employment Opportunities

Employment opportunities for persons with a Bachelor of Science in LBD with Elementary Education emphasis are available in public and private schools.

Admission Requirements

For the first two years of the program, consult MCC's general admission requirements.

For other state universities, consult their individual web sites.

The Elementary Education program is designed to prepare you for employment as a certified teacher in Kentucky P-5 classrooms. MCC has a 2+2 agreement with Murray State University allowing you the opportunity to complete your Associate in Arts degree in the first two years, followed by two years of Murray State University courses (offered at the Madisonville Regional Campus) to complete the Bachelor of Science degree. If you wish to obtain your Bachelor's degree through any of Kentucky's other 4-year universities, you may transfer after completing the Associate in Arts degree.

Available Credentials

Associate in Arts

This fulfills the first half of the required coursework to transfer and complete the Bachelor of Science degree.

Bachelor of Science, Provisional Classroom Teaching Certification (Grades P-5)

Completion of this degree prepares students to take the required teacher licensing exams in the state of Kentucky.

Employment Opportunities

Employment opportunities for persons with a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education are available in public and private schools.

Admission Requirements

For the first two years of the program, consult MCC's general admission requirements.

For the second two years of the program, consult the advising guide.

For other state universities, consult their individual web sites.

The Middle School Math/Science Education program is designed to prepare you for employment as a certified teacher in Kentucky 5th-9th grade classrooms in the areas of math and science. MCC has a 2+2 agreement with Murray State University allowing you the opportunity to complete your Associate in Science degree in the first two years, followed by two years of Murray State University courses (offered at the Madisonville Regional Campus) to complete the Bachelor of Science degree. If you wish to obtain your Bachelor's degree through any of Kentucky's other 4-year universities, you may transfer after completing the Associate in Science degree.

Available Credentials

Associate in Science

This fulfills the first half of the required coursework to transfer and complete the Bachelor of Science degree.

Bachelor of Science, Provisional Classroom Teaching Certification (Grades 5-9)

Completion of this degree prepares students to take the required teacher licensing exams in the state of Kentucky.

For program course requirements, consult the advising guide.

Employment Opportunities

Employment opportunities for persons with a Bachelor of Science in Middle School Education are available in public and private schools.

Admission Requirements

For the first two years of the program, consult MCC's general admission requirements.

For the second two years of the program, consult the advising guide.

For other state universities, consult their individual web sites.

The Middle School Social Studies / Math Education program is designed to prepare you for employment as a certified teacher in Kentucky 5th-9th grade classrooms in the areas of social studies and math. MCC has a 2+2 agreement with Murray State University allowing you the opportunity to complete your Associate in Arts degree in the first two years, followed by two years of Murray State University courses (offered at the Madisonville Regional Campus) to complete the Bachelor of Science degree. If you wish to obtain your Bachelor's degree through any of Kentucky's other 4-year universities, you may transfer after completing the Associate in Arts degree.

Available Credentials

Associate in Arts

This fulfills the first half of the required coursework to transfer and complete the Bachelor of Science degree.

Bachelor of Science, Provisional Classroom Teaching Certification (Grades 5-9)

Completion of this degree prepares students to take the required teacher licensing exams in the state of Kentucky.

Employment Opportunities

Employment opportunities for persons with a Bachelor of Science in Middle School Education are available in public and private schools.

Admission Requirements

For the first two years of the program, consult MCC's general admission requirements.

For the second two years of the program, consult the advising guide.

For other state universities, consult their individual web sites.

The Middle School Social Studies / Science Education program is designed to prepare you for employment as a certified teacher in Kentucky 5th-9th grade classrooms in the areas of social studies and science. MCC has a 2+2 agreement with Murray State University allowing you the opportunity to complete your Associate in Science degree in the first two years, followed by two years of Murray State University courses (offered at the Madisonville Regional Campus) to complete the Bachelor of Science degree. If you wish to obtain your Bachelor's degree through any of Kentucky's other 4-year universities, you may transfer after completing the Associate in Science degree.

Available Credentials

Associate in Science

This fulfills the first half of the required coursework to transfer and complete the Bachelor of Science degree.

Bachelor of Science, Provisional Classroom Teaching Certification (Grades 5-9)

Completion of this degree prepares students to take the required teacher licensing exams in the state of Kentucky.

Employment Opportunities

Employment opportunities for persons with a Bachelor of Science in Middle School Education are available in public and private schools.

Admission Requirements

For the first two years of the program, consult MCC's general admission requirements.

For the second two years of the program, consult the advising guide.

For other state universities, consult their individual web sites.

Length of Program

The program can be completed in four years if you take 15 to 18 credit hours per semester.

This information should not be considered a substitute for the KCTCS Catalog. You should always choose classes in cooperation with your faculty advisor to ensure that you meet all degree requirements.

Program Contact

Natalie Cooper
Social Science
Division Chair
270.824.8599