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Fulton-Montgomery Community College (FMCC) and The College of Saint Rose are proud to announce new transfer agreements, complete with four-year “roadmap” plans that ease the transition for FMCC students transferring into Saint Rose education programs. These plans are for students who wish to earn a Childhood Education/Special Education Bachelor’s degree at Saint Rose after completing a two-year General Studies Associate’s degree at FMCC. By clarifying the transfer pathways to Saint Rose education degrees, the two schools hope to help transfer students achieve their career goals and address a nationwide teacher shortage.
The new articulation (transfer) agreements and plans outline suggested semester-by-semester sequences of coursework that FMCC students can take to maximally satisfy the Saint Rose requirements, during the first two years at FMCC, and then the last two at Saint Rose.
“Our four-year plans reduce the threat of wasted time and credits by helping ensure that students are taking the best coursework possible for a smooth transition into our Childhood Education/Special Education program,” said Rachael French, associate director of transfer enrollment and articulation agreements at Saint Rose. The plans clearly map Saint Rose required core and elective courses to existing FMCC courses, so that students and advisors know exactly which classes will transfer. “We developed our plans as a useful tool to help advisors guide their students more quickly and accurately, helping them stay on track,” French added.
The agreements foster the strong relationship that Saint Rose and FMCC have enjoyed for years.
“We are very pleased to welcome even more talented, motivated FMCC students to our Childhood Education/Special Education program,” said Saint Rose President Carolyn J. Stefanco. “In addition to ensuring greater career success for FMCC students, these plans strengthen the partnership of our institutions in building the pipeline of future high quality educators.”
“We at FM are so pleased to partner with Saint Rose on these Early Childhood/Special Education articulation agreements,” said FMCC President Dustin Swanger. “Saint Rose has always been a great partner in higher education with regard to articulation, 2+2 agreements, and other ventures that benefit our students.”
For the Saint Rose B.S. in Childhood Education/Special Education, a four-year plan has been delineated for each of five concentrations: biology, English, general science, mathematics, and social studies.
The College of Saint Rose is a private, independent, coeducational institution of higher education offering more than 100 bachelor’s and master’s degree programs, as well as certificate programs. Through a strong liberal arts education curriculum and professional academic programs, the College serves traditional students, working adults, international students, and more. 
Fulton-Montgomery Community College, located on 195 acres in the foothills of the beautiful Adirondack Mountains between Albany and Utica, is dedicated to providing students with a quality education in an environment that nurtures success. The college offers over 35 degree and certificate programs.
To learn more about the agreements and four-year plans, contact: Rachael French, associate director of transfer enrollment and articulation, The College of Saint Rose, 518-485-3387,