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DATE: May 13, 2005
UM-Dearborn partners with Macomb Community College to make transfers easier for early childhood education students
DEARBORN---A new articulation agreement between the University of Michigan-Dearborn
and Macomb Community College will
allow Macomb students who earn an associate degree in early childhood
education to transfer credits toward a bachelor's degree at UM-Dearborn.
"Both UM-Dearborn and Macomb Community College have a real commitment
to our students," according to Robert L. Simpson, provost and vice
chancellor of academic affairs at UM-Dearborn. "I am excited about
this particular program. Early childhood education is right at the top
of the heap around the state and the nation. We really hope to grow our
program by working with our colleagues in the community colleges to help
students continue their studies."
The agreement allows Macomb students who earn an associate of applied
science degree in early childhood studies to transfer up to a maximum
of 62 credits toward the bachelor of general studies degree, with a focus
in children and families, at UM-Dearborn. Total hours needed to graduate
at UM-Dearborn is 120.
"This is a great model for us," according to Donald N. Ritzenhein,
vice provost for arts and sciences at Macomb. "We are anxious to
look at partnering with other programs as this is very important for our
Macomb Community College is one of the nation's leading community colleges,
serving more than 30,000 students and reaching more than 350,000 persons
each year through cultural and community service programs. The college's
comprehensive educational programming includes pre-collegiate experiences,
university transfer and career preparation programs, bachelor's degree
completion and graduate degree programs, workforce training, and community
education and enrichment opportunities.