Columbia-Greene Community College to partner with Saint Rose to address impending teacher shortage
GREENPORT, N.Y. >> Columbia-Greene Community College has signed a transfer agreement in education with the College of Saint Rose in Albany as part of a statewide effort to address an impending teacher shortage, the community college announced Tuesday.
Last spring, State University of New York Chancellor Nancy Zimpher and state Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia launched a campaign designed to revamp the teaching profession. Part of the plan includes recruiting future teachers while they are still in high school.
In addition to new and existing transfer agreements in the field of education with Saint Rose, the Greenport campus has a dual enrollment agreement in education with SUNY New Paltz.
Since 2009, teacher preparation programs in the state have seen a 40 percent enrollment drop.
For more information about these and other transfer agreements, visit www.mycommunitycollege.com or www.strose.edu/transfer, or call the admissions office at either Columbia-Greene, (518) 828-4181, ext. 5514, or Saint Rose, (518) 454-5150, e-mail email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.