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SUGGESTED GRADES 4-12 Option offered through Liberal Arts


For students who wish to prepare themselves for an Associate degree or wish to transfer and earn a baccalaureate degree in Education.

Upon successful completion of all program requirements, graduates will be able to:
  • Apply knowledge of psychological concepts to the learning behavior of children and adolescents;
  • Analyze characteristics of effective teaching behaviors and “best practices” in the teaching profession;
  • Analyze the organization and funding of school systems;
  • Describe the roles of teachers, students, parents, administrators, and teacher associations in the U.S.;
  • Effectively communicate orally and in writing;
  • Demonstrate the skills and motivation for continued self-education.


First Year

First Semester

ENG 101 - English Composition I
Laboratory Science Gen Ed Requirement
MAT 119 - Algebra
HIS 201 - U.S. History To 1865

Second Semester

PSY 101 - General Psychology
ENG 102 - English Composition II
HIS 202 - U.S. History Since 1865
Laboratory Science Gen Ed Requirement
SOC 101 - Principles of Sociology

Second Year

First Semester

MAT 127 - Elementary Statistics OR
MAT 125 - Survey of Special Topics
EDU 205 - Educational Psychology
Humanities Gen Ed Requirement
PSY 206 - Adolescent Psychology
ENG 209 - World Literature I

Second Semester

EDU 215 - Field Work in Education
ENG 128 - Dynamics of Communication
Diversity Gen Ed Requirement***
Humanities Gen Ed Requirement
Fine Arts Gen Ed Requirement

*Choose one from:
FIA 104 - Basic Design
FIA 107 - Intro to Dance
FIA 109 - Drawing I
FIA 110 - Painting I
FIA 205 - Intro to Drama
ENG - 200 Level Literature

**EDU 215 must be taken after EDU 205 or concurrently with EDU 205.

***Choose one from:
PSY 102 - Psychology of Personality
PSY 206 - Adolescent Psychology
PSY 210 - Human Sexuality
SOC 273 - Marriage and Family
EDU 270 - Topics in Education

Teacher Education majors must periodically consult with the Coordinator of Teacher Education to review the latest federal and state requirements for Teacher Certification (Teacher License).

Career Options

Graduates of this program will transfer to a four-year college or university for a baccalaureate degree to work with students in grades 4-12.

Program Information

Type of Program: Associate in Arts Degree

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