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A.A. Secondary Education

Secondary Education

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Students should consult the catalog of the institution to which they expect to transfer and should select appropriate courses in consultation with their advisor.

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  • Associate of Arts
    Secondary Education

    This program is designed for students transferring to a four-year college or university to complete a degree in Education with a major in Secondary Education.

    The program course requirements are presented in sequence. Part-time students and others who cannot follow this sequence should check course descriptions in the catalog to determine prerequisites and should consult their academic advisor regarding the order in which they take courses.
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    Required Core - 66/67 Total Credits

    First Year - Fall Semester     (18/19) Credits
    Teaching and Learning  (3)
    College Writing I  (3)
    General Psychology  (3)
    Intro to Public Speaking  (3)
    Intro to Computers  (3)
    *Math Core  (3/4)
    First Year - Spring Semester     (16) Credits
    Health Issues for Education  (3)
    College Writing II  (3)
    Developmental Psychology  (3)
    Enjoyment of Music  (3)
    *Physical Science Core  (3)
    *Physical Science Core Lab  (1)
    Second Year - Fall Semester     (16) Credits
    Introduction to Teaching Exceptional Learners  (3)
    Introduction to Native American Studies  (3)
    *Humanities Core  (3)
    *Life Science Core  (3)
    *Life Science Core Lab  (1)
    Elective in Secondary Area of Study  (3)
    Second Year - Spring Semester     (16) Credits
    Human Growth and Development  (3)
    Early Field Experience  (1)
    Educational Psychology  (3)
    American History I  (3)
    American History II  (3)
    *Humanities Core  (3)
    Elective in Secondary Area of Study  (3)
    At the conclusion of this program
    students will possess the basic liberal arts educational core to:

    • Transfer to a four-year program to complete his or her secondary education degree with emphasis in a specific major, or serve as a teacher's assistant at the elementary or secondary level;

    • Explain the development of a child and the concepts of learning and behavior;

    • Develop classroom rules and teach proper group behavior;

    • Assist students with computer technology;

    • Provide communication support for exceptional learners.