May 2018 – Drew University and the County College of Morris (CCM) have forged a unique partnership to make it easier for students to enroll in Drew’s BA/MAT teacher certification program.
The dual-degree agreement into a master’s program is believed to be among the first between a community college and a university and offers students not only a seamless pathway to a bachelor’s degree, but also a master’s degree.
The agreement will facilitate the transfer of students from CCM who are interested in earning certification to teach—either at the elementary or secondary level. The partnership enables students who earn an associate degree at CCM to complete a bachelor of arts degree at Drew and then apply for a master of arts in teaching.
Generous scholarship opportunities are being made available to students at the undergraduate level. The agreement also allows students to take four courses that count toward both the bachelor’s and master’s. Finally, the agreement offers students a 35 percent tuition reduction in the cost of the master’s program.
“Drew is proud to have the opportunity to educate great teachers and our unique partnership with the County College of Morris means we can share that excellence with CCM students,” said Drew President MaryAnn Baenninger. “We’re really pleased to partner with CCM and look forward to welcoming its students to our campus.”
CCM President Anthony Iacono said, “We are delighted to enter into this additional agreement with Drew and to provide our students with a continued pathway of excellence to meet their goals. We are particularly proud to partner with Drew to offer our students a seamless opportunity for earning both a bachelor’s and master’s degree.”
Beyond the teacher certification program, CCM and Drew have several partnerships, including a transfer agreement that makes it easier for students studying biology, chemistry, liberal arts humanities and social science, English, history, psychology, fine arts/visual arts or art history to apply their credits toward a bachelor’s degree. Another agreement enables CCM students who take honor classes at the community college to take one to two courses at Drew at no cost. For more on those partnerships, please click here. Also, details on Drew’s Master of Arts in Teaching program can be found here.