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2021-2022 Catalog 
2021-2022 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Education, A.S.

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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), or Physical Education.

Program Outcomes

  • 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.

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 study for this calendar year.  Your Academic Plan can be found on DegreeWorks once you become a degree-seeking student. 

Note: All salary projections are based on the current position and educational needs.  BRCTC cannot guarantee that the projections given will be the salaries students or graduates will ultimately receive.

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