The Associate of Science in Education addresses introductory topics related to teaching and learning and prepares students for transfer to an upper-division program leading to professional licensure or certification. Students will complete general education courses to target communication skills, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills, and to sharpen social awareness. Students will also gain foundational knowledge about the education system and teaching as a profession in preparation for admittance to a pre-licensure program. Students select from the following specializations: Social Studies (5-Adult), General Science (5-Adult), Biology (9-Adult), Mathematics (5-Adult), English (5-Adult), Elementary (K-6), Physical Education, or PreK-K.
Grade Point Average (GPA) Requirements for the Associate of Science in Education
The Education Program Coordinator will monitor the students' GPA. Students must maintain and/or earn an overall 2.5 GPA by the end of their first year in the program, and subsequently earn an overall 2.75 GPA by the end of their second year in the program to remain in the major. A year will be measured as three semesters, including the entering semester (e.g., Fall 2019, Spring 2020, Summer 2020; Spring 2020, Summer 2020, Fall 2020; Summer 2020, Fall 2020, Spring 2021), regardless of whether the student registers for courses in each of those three semesters. Anyone not meeting the GPA requirement at the conclusion of the first year or the conclusion of the second year will be administratively switched to the Associate of Science in Social Sciences, Education Concentration major.
Graduation Requirements for the Associate of Science in Education
- Overall Cumulative GPA of 2.75.
- Passing scores on the Praxis Core Exams: Reading 156, Writing 162, and Math 150.
- A satisfactory portfolio.
- A "C" or better in all required courses.