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You Never Have to Stop Learning… Become a Teacher

As a college, Sinclair takes education seriously. Our Child & Family Education (CFE) department focuses on early childhood education, while the Liberal Arts, Communication and Social Sciences division also offers associate degree programs with an emphasis in elementary or secondary education.

The early childhood programs offered will prepare you with the skills and competencies necessary for employment either as a paraprofessional service provider working with people with disabilities or an early childhood educator. The emphasis programs allow students to gain the foundational education in general studies and still have focused courses in education. Each of Sinclair’s education degree programs provides you with a strong advantage as you continue your education at a four-year college or university to become teacher.

This program might be for you if:

  • You enjoy teaching other new skills and helping people learn and understand.
  • You feel rewarded when working with children and/or young adults.
  • You are interested in learning more about education and interpretation skills.
  • You would like to work in a service industry and give back to your community.

All our programs offer quality education through active, authentic learning experiences. With on-site child care centers, a library, and a state-of-the-art laboratory, we work to provide a wide range of opportunities for you to discover your role as an educator.

Degree Programs

Physical Education/Sport & Recreational Management - Associate of Arts

This program is designed for students seeking physical education or sport and recreation management careers and will fulfill the freshman and sophomore educational requirements at most four-year colleges or universities. The track in Physical Education prepares students for a career in sports pedagogy, the teaching of physical education pre-K through 12. Students complete the two-year degree and transfer, continuing with the requirements needed to obtain their teaching license. The track in Sport and Recreation Management provides two years of a solid foundation in sport related business. It also contains a Coaching short-term certificate. Course work includes facility management, sport promotion, coaching and leadership along with many other respective components of the industry. Students are prepared to enter the profession or transfer for completion of a baccalaureate degree. Students are required to demonstrate competency by earning a C grade or better in all ENS courses for their degree. Students will need to be in good standing before department approval is given for Practicum.

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American Sign Language Interpreting for the Deaf - Associate of Applied Science

The American Sign Language Interpreting for the Deaf (ASLID) program provides the unique opportunity for students to develop a solid foundation in language, linguistics, culture and interpretation and to master the skills necessary to successfully function as an interpreter for deaf, hard of hearing, and deaf-blind individuals in a variety of educational and community settings. Students will gain rich insights into the American deaf community, their beliefs, values, history, rights and cultural norms. A grade of "C" or better is required in all ASL courses.

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Program Accreditation Information
This program holds accreditation by the Ohio Department of Education. Graduates are eligible to apply for the Interpreter for the Hearing Impaired Five-Year Associate Licensure.

Early Childhood Education - Associate of Applied Science

This program provides the knowledge, skills and competencies important to an entry-level teacher working with, or planning to work with, young children. The program includes the academic preparation required by the Ohio Department of Education to meet PreKindergarten Associate Teacher Licensure standards. Students interested in completing this degree program must have a full criminal background investigation completed before enrolling in the final practicum course. A grade of "C" or better is required in all ECE and EDU courses.

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Transfer Opportunities

Make the most of your education by starting at Sinclair Community College. Our quality programs and low tuition make it a great place to start even if you intend to further your education beyond an associate degree or certificate. You would be surprised at the money you could save by completing your first two years of study at Sinclair—just take a look at our low tuition and see the savings for yourself. You can also learn more by visiting Sinclair’s Transfer Web site »

Articulation & Transfer Agreements

Sinclair works directly with many four-year schools in Ohio and beyond to ensure the college credit you earn will transfer easily to those schools. By developing articulation agreements, formal agreements between colleges detailing the recognition of college credit between the schools, you will know you are meeting the requirements needed at the four-year school of your choice. Learn more about articulation and transfer »

Education Agreements

Sinclair Community College has worked to develop program-specific agreements to assist you in a more seamless process when transferring from a specific Sinclair degree program to a bachelor’s degree program in the same area of study.

Programs & Articulation Agreements

Early Childhood Education, A.A.S.

Articulation agreements in place for transfer to:

  • Central State University
  • University of Cincinnati
  • Wright State University

Middle Childhood Education, A.A.S.

Articulation agreements in place for transfer to:

  • Wright State University

Transferring Individual Classes

In addition to transferring with a degree, college credit for many courses, including those in education, are accepted at other colleges and universities. Learn more about course equivalency »

General Agreements

While at Sinclair, if you plan to complete any associate degree program, there are agreements in place to help you easily transfer into a variety of bachelor’s degree completion programs.

Your transfer opportunities
may include:

  • Antioch University McGregor
  • Franklin University
  • Kaplan University
  • Ohio Dominican University
  • Ohio University
  • Purdue University
  • Strayer University
  • Wilberforce University
  • Wright State University
  • and more…

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Ohio Transfer Module

The Associate of Arts and the Associate of Science degree programs fulfill the requirements for the Ohio Transfer Module at other public colleges and universities. Students in applied associate degree programs may complete some individual transfer module courses within their degree program or continue beyond their program to complete the entire transfer module.

Upon completion of the Ohio Transfer Module, students will be able to enter most Ohio four-year colleges and universities as a junior with your general education requirements completed. Find out more about the Ohio Transfer Module…

Please Note: Sinclair continues to work with other colleges and universities to provide more opportunities through new articulation and transfer agreements. Please consult with an academic advisor for the most up-to-date information.

Related Programs

Sinclair Community College offers a wide variety of certificate and degree programs. With so many to choose from, we are sure that you can find a program that suits your needs. If you are interested in other educational or service opportunities, you might also be interested in learning more about these programs at Sinclair: