Education A.A. (EDUA)

Attention This is an overview of the program. The course sequencing is meant to serve as a guideline for your semester planning. Please note that the scheduling of courses, program sequencing and curriculum are subject to change.

This program provides a foundation for study towards a four-year degree in education and is intended for preparation to teach grades four and above. The wide range of electives permits students to select courses that will fulfill requirements of four-year colleges. Students who transfer will work towards teacher certification for

Upon successful completion of this program, graduates will be able to:

• describe the organization and philosophy of middle school and secondary education settings.
• identify the patterns of human typical and atypical adolescent development and biological influences across the life span.
• analyze family culture, communication and different family structures and how to support collaborative relationships.
• describe how to develop teaching and learning environments which integrate technology that are responsive to the needs of middle and secondary level students.
• demonstrate professional dispositions through the construction of their credential portfolio.

Transfer information for this program is on file in the Transfer Center. For more information, contact an academic advisor or counselor.

Students seeking to transfer and students seeking teacher certification must consult with an advisor or counselor to select electives very carefully in accordance with the general education and/or pre-professional  requirements of the fouryear college or university to which students intend to transfer are highly recommended to:

1. Identify transfer institution early and carefully follow advisor college catalog, college web page along with transfer agreement.
2. Maintain a GPA of 3.0 or higher.
3. Successfully take the PAPA exam in order to transfer.
4. Maintain a credential portfolio which includes clearances such as child abuse, state police, FBI and health clearances.
5. Document all observations and experiences.
6. Take Field Experience I early or lab classes that will allow for authentic observation experience.
7. Engage in Professional Community Engagement and Advocacy–TESA–Teacher Education Student Association (Kappa Delta Pi–Teacher Education Honor
Society).
8. Successfully complete six credits in math and immediately take the PAPA exam.
9. Two Special Education courses are recommended (SED).
10. At least one ESL course is highly recommended. You may take as electives the three other ESL courses to gain ESL certification in the future.