Partnerships will offer education students a smooth transition from HFCC to UM-Dearborn

September 28, 2007

From left, seated: Paul Zionts, dean of the School of Education; Susan Martin, provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs; Gail Mee, HFCC president; Reg Gerlica, HFCC vice president for academic affairs - arts and science. From left, standing: Camron Amin, associate professor of history and associate dean of the College of Arts, Sciences, and Letters; Lisa Jones-Harris, HFCC vice president of student affairs; Deborah Zopf, HFCC pre-education programs director and mathematics instructor.

DEARBORN / Sept. 28, 2007---Two new articulation agreements between the University of Michigan-Dearborn and Henry Ford Community College will allow HFCC students who earn an associate degree in either pre-elementary education or pre-secondary education to transfer credits toward bachelor’s degrees at UM-Dearborn.

“These agreements will reinforce the already strong relationships we have between UM-Dearborn and Henry Ford Community College,” according to Paul Zionts, dean of the School of Education at UM-Dearborn. “These agreements will help the students we share between our institutions, and we know those students will go on to serve as highly skilled and dedicated teachers for years to come.”

The first agreement allows HFCC students who earn an associate in arts degree with a concentration in pre-elementary education to transfer up to a maximum of 62 credits toward a bachelor in elementary education degree at UM-Dearborn.

The second agreement allows HFCC students who earn an associate in arts degree with a concentration in pre-secondary education to transfer up to a maximum of 62 credits toward a bachelor of science or a bachelor of arts degree with a secondary teaching certificate at UM-Dearborn. Total hours needed to graduate at UM-Dearborn is 128 (including transferred credits).

"We are very pleased to once again collaborate with the University of Michigan-Dearborn on articulation agreements for our students who wish to become elementary and secondary education teachers," said Henry Ford Community College President Gail Mee. "These agreements assure students a seamless transition to complete their bachelor's degrees and assure employers that students have successfully met the rigorous program standards of both Henry Ford Community College and the University of Michigan-Dearborn.”

 
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