Location 1000 East Henrietta Road
Rochester, New York 14623
GRADE LEVELS Associate's
Certificates Coursework necessary to transfer into a 4-year teacher preparation program that provides certification

Build a strong foundation for your teaching career in one of our Education associate degree or certificate programs at Monroe Community College. Working with first-rate faculty who have spent many years leading PK-12 classrooms, you will take teacher preparation courses in your first semester and get classroom experience in our partner districts throughout Monroe County. As the nation’s first community college program to join Pi Lambda Theta (a national honor society for teacher education), Monroe Community College upholds the highest academic standards. Our wide range of transfer partnerships and dual-admission agreements provide you with many opportunities to continue your professional development in a bachelor’s degree program.


Teacher candidates




NYS Resident Annual Full-Time Tuition


Additional tuition and fee information can be found here.

Scholarship and tuition assistance available include:

Excelsior Scholarship
MCC Scholarships
Work Study
TAP & Pell
Student Loans
Veteran Benefits

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Each student is assigned a faculty advisor who is trained in the transfer and concentration requirements of our 4-year transfer partners. Students also have additional support from our advising and student services.

Support for Teachers of Color

MCC offers a wide variety of inclusive Student Clubs and Organizations, as well as the PRISM Multicultural Center.


MCC’s field placement coordinator partners with all Monroe County school districts, including public, private, and charter schools, as well as several districts in surrounding counties, to place our students in field-based experiences.