Teacher Education Programs

Welcome to Queensborough Community College's Education Home Page. Here we help students prepare for several Education related degrees including the Dual A.A / B.A degree program with Queens College in Liberal Arts & Sciences and Education-Childhood (grades 1-6).

For more information about the Dual A.A./B.A. program with Queens College, click any of the links on the right-hand side.

You Can Change The Future!

As a teacher, you have the opportunity to shape dreams, to build educational success and to personally change lives.

Why you should start your Teaching Career at Queensborough

  • As part of the City University of New York (CUNY, tuition costs are the lowest in the metropolitan area, giving you more options for your future

  • Classes are small, and taught by a core of faculty committed to your teaching success.

  • Field experiences and extra-curricular events are designed to meet your needs and interests.

  • Personalized academic and career advisement is available from registration for your first class through to graduation.

  • Excellent academic support services are available days, evenings and weekends.

  • The many transfer opportunities available to our students speak to the strong reputation of our programs.

  • Queensborough is part of the CUNY Men Teach Initiative

CUNY’s Men Teach Initiative is a program to recruit male students from minority groups into Teacher Education programs to prepare them for teaching careers in public schools in NYC.  Participants will receive academic and career advisement, financial support and assistance with teacher certification exams.  The goal is to ensure that students are retained, graduate, get certified and become outstanding NYC teachers.

QCC’s Dual-Joint AA/BA Degree Program in Childhood Education with Queens College is designed to prepare our students to complete their Associates Degree and transition smoothly to Queens College to complete their Baccalaureate Degree.

Learn more about CUNY Men Teach

Whichever age group or whatever subject you imagine teaching, the different educational programs at Queensborough Community College will give you the knowledge and the skills, the experience and the expertise that promise you a great future as a member of the teaching profession.

Consider one of our Pathways to Success

Early Childhood and Elementary Education

If your interest is Elementary Education, there are two degree programs available to you.

Option I: A unique program designed specifically for students who plan to transfer to the Elementary Education program (Grades 1-6) at Queens College upon completion of their Associate Degree at Queensborough.  It is a highly structured Dual Joint A.A./B.A. degree program successful completion of the two year curriculum guarantees students entry into the third year at Queens College.

For more information, contact:

The Liberal Arts Academy
Library Building, Room 434
Tel: 718-631-6204
E-mail: Liberalartsacademy@qcc.cuny.edu

Option II: Students can enroll in the Liberal Arts and Sciences (A.A.) Transfer Program.  Queensborough has articulation agreements with several area colleges so that upon completing the A.A. degree at Queensborough, you can transfer into the junior year in their Early Childhood and Elementary Education programs.

For more information, contact:

Dr. Jeffery Jankowski, Chairperson
Department of Social Sciences
Medical Arts Building, Room 104
Tel: 718-6316251

Middle School and/or High School Education

What will you teach? Name your subject: Art, English, History, Music, Physical Education or Social Studies. The Associate in Arts (A.A.) degree at Queensborough Community College prepares students to transfer easily to teacher education programs at several CUNY and area independent colleges. Our transfer articulation agreements insure that the courses taken here are accepted into the bachelor degree program you select. In this program, you will continue your education studies and also concentrate on the subject you wish to teach.

For more information, contact:

Dr. Jeffery Jankowski, Chairperson
Department of Social Sciences
Medical Arts Building, Room 104
Tel: 718-6316251

The Next Step?

If you are ready to shape dreams and change lives, contact the Office of Admissions to start the application process. Call 718-281-5000 or visit the Admissions Office Mondays through Fridays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Tuesdays and Wednesdays until 7 p.m.

Information for Education Students

  1. Support Services/Advisement
  2. Links for Education Majors
  3. Tools for Academic Success


Faculty Teaching Education and their respective home pages with course material information:

Campus Cultural Centers

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Kupferberg Holocaust Center Opens in a new window

The KHC uses the lessons of the Holocaust to educate current and future generations about the ramifications of unbridled prejudice, racism and stereotyping.

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QPAC is an invaluable entertainment company in this region with a growing national reputation. The arts at QPAC continues to play a vital role in transforming lives and building stronger communities.

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QCC Art Gallery

The QCC Art Gallery of the City University of New York is a vital educational and cultural resource for Queensborough Community College, the Borough of Queens and the surrounding communities.