Transfer Agreement with Westchester Community College


Director of Transfer Admission

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Art of Teaching student fieldwork at the Early Childhood Center
Art of Teaching student fieldwork at the Early Childhood Center
Art of Teaching student fieldwork at the Early Childhood Center

Continuing the strong historical partnership between Sarah Lawrence College and Westchester Community College (WCC), Sarah Lawrence has established a transfer partnership with WCC offering students who are interested in a teaching career a unique opportunity to complete both a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in three years upon graduating from WCC. In this distinctive program, where both institutions are philosophically aligned in their approaches to early childhood and childhood education, Westchester Community College students applying as a transfer student with an Associate’s Degree to Sarah Lawrence will receive preferred admission status to Sarah Lawrence’s Five Year Art of Teaching program.

The Sarah Lawrence College Art of Teaching program is an integrated Master of Science in Education (MS Ed) program of study that leads to dual New York State certification in Early Childhood and Childhood Education (birth to 6th grade).

As a transfer student coming through this unique pathway, you will spend your junior year fully exploring the broad Sarah Lawrence liberal arts curriculum, supported by both an undergraduate faculty advisor (a “don”) and faculty from the Art of Teaching program. In your senior year, you will be taking both graduate and undergraduate courses working towards the completion of your Bachelor of Arts degree. Upon completion of your senior year, you will have just one additional year as a full-time graduate student to complete your MS Ed degree.

As part of our pilot program, Westchester Community College students transferring with an Associate’s degree who meet certain criteria may be eligible for a full tuition scholarship for the junior and senior year of the program.

Agreement Highlights

  • Students must graduate from Westchester Community College.
  • Upon meeting transfer admission requirements, WCC students who graduate with an A.S. degree in Childhood Education or an A.A.S. degree in Early Childhood will be admitted into the undergraduate Bachelor of Arts program in the Liberal Arts & Sciences at Sarah Lawrence College with junior standing.
  • Sixty credits from the associate degree will be applied toward the completion of the articulated bachelor’s degree program.
  • Upon completing their junior year with at least a 3.00 GPA (Sarah Lawrence GPA only) and 90 completed credits, students will be offered automatic admission into Sarah Lawrence’s 5-year Art of Teaching Master’s degree program. Students with lower than a 3.00 GPA will be admitted on a case-by-case-basis.