McHenry County College Deploys Elementary Education Partnership with Aurora University – Shaw Local


McHenry County College students will be able to earn a bachelor’s degree in elementary education through a new partnership with Aurora University’s Woodstock Center, the Crystal Lake-based community college announced.

Through the new 2+2 Elementary Education Partnership, students can earn their associate’s degree at McHenry County College and then transfer to Aurora University to earn a bachelor’s degree.

“Woodstock Center is close to MCC, making it a convenient option for members of our community who want to stay close to home or who work during the day,” said Julie Sherwood, MCC’s Coordinator for Articulation and transfer, in a press release.

The program includes 16 weeks of student instruction during the final semester at Aurora University, according to a news release. The program operates on a cohort model, which means that groups of students will work through the program together to collaborate and support each other along the way.

All classes meet for one in-person evening class per week for eight-week sessions. After earning their Years 1 through 6 Professional Educator License, students also have the option of adding additional endorsements, including Special Education and English as a Second Language.

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