2019-2020 Catalog

Associate of Arts in Education

Mission Statement

Through authentic field experiences and the development of foundational academic skills and general pedagogical knowledge, the mission of the Associates of Arts in Education program is to prepare students for transition to educator preparation candidacy in various licensure programs.

Degree Requirements

Area I - Foundations Skills - 3 hours

FSL 101Foundations of Scholarship and Learning

3

FSL 101 is required for new and transferring freshmen with less that 24 hours. Students must earn a "C" or higher in FSL 101.

Area I - Rhetoric and Communication - 9 hours

 

ENG 101English Composition I

3

ENG 102English Composition II

3

BUA 251/ENG 251Business Communications

3

or

ENG 225Spoken Word and Public Performance

3

or

SPEE 220Fundamentals of Speech

3

Students must earn a "C" or higher in ENG 101 and ENG 102.

Area I - Mathematics - 3-4 hours

Choose one from the following:
MATH 110Mathematics for the Liberal Arts

3

MATH 111College Algebra

3

MATH 119Precalculus

3

MATH 121Calculus I

4

Students must earn a "C" or higher in MATH 110, MATH 111, MATH 119, or MATH 121.

Area I - Computer Literacy - 3 hours

ED 190Introduction to Computers for Instruction

3

OR
CIS 170Intro to Microcomputer Applications

3

and

ED 191Computers in the 21st Century Classroom

1

Students must earn a "C" or higher in ED 190. Students who have successfully completed CIS 170, must also complete ED 191.

Area II - The Arts (choose one) - 3 hours

ART 191Enhancing Art Understanding

3

ENG 210Introduction to Film Studies

3

MU 129Music Listening

3

THR 100Introduction to Theatre

3

Students must earn a "C" or higher in ALL courses.

Area II - Literature in English (choose one) - 3 hours

ENG 215Introduction to Literature

3

ENG 216Topics in Literature

3

Students must earn a "C" or higher in ENG 215 and ENG 216.

Area II - Social Science and Humanities - 6 hours

PSY 211Psychology of Human Growth & Development

3

Students must earn a "C" or higher in all courses.

AND choose one from the following:
ANTH 210/SOC 210Cultural Anthropology

3

ECON 241Principles of Macroeconomics

3

or

ECON 242Principles of Microeconomics

3

GEOG 200World Regional Geography

3

PHIL 201Introduction to Philosophy

3

POLSC 223Introduction to American National Government & Politics

3

or

POLSC 224Introduction to American State and Local Government & Politics

3

SOC 221Introduction to Sociology

3

or

SOC 223Social Problems

3

Students must earn a "C" or higher in all courses.

Area II - History - 6 hours

Choose one of two sequences:
HIS 191World Civilization to 1500

3

and

HIS 192World Civilization since 1500

3

or

HIS 201History of the United States I

3

and

HIS 202History of the United States II

3

Students must earn a "C" or higher in the History requirements.

Area II - The Natural Sciences - 7-8 hours

Choose two different science disciplines from any of the following:
ASTR 100Introduction to Astronomy

4

BIO 100Principles of Biology

4

or

BIO 111General Biology I

3

CHEM 103Fundamentals of Chemistry

3

and

CHEM 103LFundamentals of Chemistry Lab

1

or

CHEM 111General Chemistry I

3

and

CHEM 111LGeneral Chemistry I Lab

1

PS 100Physical Science

4

PHY 201College Physics I

4

or

PHY 210General Physics I

4

SCI 105Special Topics in Science

4

Students must earn a "C" or higher in The Natural Sciences.

Education Requirements - 9 hours

Choose three from the following:
ED 201Education as a Profession

3

ED 218/ENG 218Children and Adolescent Literature

3

ED 230/PSY 230Exceptional and Culturally Diverse Students

3

MATH 207Structure of the Real Number System

3

Students must earn a "C" or higher in all Education courses.

General Electives - 6-11 hours

Students take electives (100-200 level) as needed, in order to fulfill the minimum of 60 semester credit hours required for graduation. Students may not count MU 129 in General Electives if already counted in the GEC Arts & Humanities and may not count PSY 201 if already counted in the GEC Social Sciences.

Recommended courses for students who wish to continue on to major in Child Growth & Learning for Elementary Education teacher certification:

MU 129
PSY 201
SOC 223

Students must earn a "C" or higher in all courses.

Courses may not count as fulfilling the requirements in more than one area of the program of study.

 

 


Required General Elective Core (GEC) 40-45 hours
Required Education courses 9 hours
General Electives 6-11 hours

60 minimum hours required for graduation.