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.
- Exhibit awareness of the complexity of the education system and the teaching profession.
- Express an awareness of relationships between personal learning principles, contexts of learning, instruction, student learning outcomes, and assessment.
- Demonstrate effective oral, written, and technological communication skills.
- Apply critical thinking and problem-solving skills to diverse situations.
- Exhibit social awareness and collective understanding in order to effectively collaborate with others.
- Express the necessity to plan for the diverse and unique learning needs of all students.
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.