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2019-2020 Catalog 
2019-2020 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Education, A.S.

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.

Curriculum for an Associate of Science in Education

Professional Education Core 9
Concentration 51-56
Total Credit Hours Required 60-65

Choose a Concentration:

Elementary (K-6)

Either/or options in the Elementary (K-6) specialization represent specific requirements for corresponding four-year programs.  Students MUST choose General Education courses with the approval of their advisor based on the university to which they choose to transfer.

Program Disclaimer

This curriculum includes a list of courses required for this program of studies for this calendar year.  Your Academic Plan can be found on DegreeWorks once you become a degree-seeking student.