Originally published on July 8, 2010.
Pennsylvania Highlands’ students who earn their associate degree in Early Childhood Education now have the ability to transfer into an Early Childhood program with Junior standing at five western Pennsylvania Universities.
Dr. Edward C. (Ted) Nichols, Vice President and Dean for Academic Affairs, and Dr. Barbara Mitchell, Professor of Early Childhood Education, joined other College and University representatives in signing this agreement on June 16th at the Community College of Allegheny County in Pittsburgh.
The agreement was developed by the Western Pennsylvania Early Childhood Education Articulation Task Force comprised of representatives from the five participating universities and the five community colleges. The task force was charged with developing a trustworthy, seamless procedure for program-to-program articulation for Associate degree Early Childhood transfer students from participating community colleges and universities.
This agreement covers Pennsylvania Highlands Early Childhood Education graduates as well as those of four other Western Pennsylvania Community Colleges and permits transfer enrollment to California State University, Clarion University, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Slippery Rock University, and Carlow University.
Nichols stated, “This agreement recognizes the quality of Pennsylvania Highlands’ Early Childhood Education program in preparing students to enter a University bachelor’s degree program at the junior level.”
Nichols also thanked Dr. Mitchell and her colleagues for their good work noting that, “this agreement is an important one for Pennsylvania Highlands’ students and for the children, parents, and the early childhood community throughout our six county Southern Alleghenies service area.”