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A.A. Education Pathway

A.A. Education Pathway

Why Education Pathway?

The Associate of Arts Degree program is designed for students who expect to complete a degree at a four-year institution in such areas as art, education, English, history, journalism, library science, pre-law, psychology, sociology, and speech. The credits obtained through the Associate of Arts or Associate of Science programs transfer seamlessly as a block to meet the lower level general education core requirements at colleges within the Montana University System, as well as colleges throughout the United States. Students should consult the catalog of the institution to which they expect to transfer and select appropriate courses in consultation with their advisor.

Upon completion of this program graduates will be able to demonstrate:

  • Explain the development of a child and concepts of learning and behavior;
  • Develop classroom rules and teach proper group behavior;
  • Assist students with computer technology;
  • Provide communication support for exceptional learners;
  • Serve as a teacher's assistant at the elementary or secondary level;
  • Identify learning challenges for students and describe Individual Education Plan (IEP).

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Total Credits for Program Completion: 63

  First Year - Fall Semester     15 Credits Credits
Teaching and Learning: A Critical Introduction to Public Education3
College Writing I3
Intro to Psychology3
Introduction to Public Speaking3
Mathematics Core Requirement3
  First Year - Spring Semester     16 Credits Credits
College Writing II3
Introduction to Computers3
Humanities & Fine Arts Core Requirement3
Science Core Requirement & Lab - Physical Science3,1
Electives3
  Second Year - Fall Semester     16 Credits Credits
Introduction to Teaching Exceptional Learners3
Introduction to Native American Studies3
Humanities & Fine Arts Core Requirement3
Science Core Requirement & Lab - Life Science3,1
Electives3
  Second Year - Spring Semester     16 Credits Credits
Educational Psychology and Child Development3
Early Field Experience1
American History I3
OR
American History II(3)
Introduction to Sociology3
Humanities & Fine Arts Elective3
Electives3

Please refer to the the Current Catalog for specific program details.