Program Type: Transfer Program

Program Total: 66 Credits

Program Description

This is a recommended program of study for students planning to pursue a bachelor's degree with the goal of teaching elementary education, grades 1-6 or generic special education, grades 1-12.

Students in this program are required to submit to a medical and criminal background check in order to participate in the required fieldwork courses. More information about the procedure, cost, timeline, etc. can be obtained through the Education Department Advisor.

Participation in the required fieldwork courses is contingent upon the satisfactory completion of the medical and criminal background check. If a student is denied a fieldwork placement (which is required to complete the program) due to a medical and/or background check result, the student will meet with his or her advisor to discuss options, which could include dropping the course and changing program of study.

Graduation Information: 3.0 cumulative GPA, or 2.75-2.99 cumulative GPA and qualifying scores on the basic skills assessment for teacher licensure as established by the State Superintendent of Schools and as approved by the State Board of Education; and 45 hours of supervised field experience are required. Students may be required to take additional courses including special educations courses as part of the requirements for a bachelor's degree and teacher certification at four-year institutions.

Note: All courses must be passed with a grade of C or higher.

Graduates of the Elementary Education/Generic Special Education A.A.T. will be able to:

  • Apply child development and learning theories when choosing developmentally appropriate practices and curriculum for specific and groups of children
  • Differentiate instruction for a variety of purposes and groups of children
  • Discuss the skills needed to be an effective part of an educational team
  • Discuss the skills necessary to communicate effectively with families and the community
  • Plan, implement, assess, and evaluate student learning outcomes for a variety of purposes
  • Apply multicultural principles and strategies to the planning, instruction, pedagogical, and assessment processes in a classroom
Required Courses

EGL-1010 Composition I: Expository Writing Credits: 3 (English General Education Requirement)

TED-1200 Child Growth and Development Credits: 3 (Program Requirement)

MAT-1050 Elements of Numbers and Operations Credits: 4 (Mathematics General Education Requirement)

TED-2000 Foundations of Education Credits: 3 (Program Requirement; Critical Course)

TED-2001 Field Experience for Foundations of Education Credits: 1 (Program Requirement; Critical Course)

BIO-1010 General Biology Credits: 4 (Science w/ Lab General Education Requirement)

PSY-1010 General Psychology Credits: 3 (Social Science General Education Requirement)

MAT-1060 Elements of Geometry and Measurement Credits: 4 (Mathematics General Education Requirement)

TED-2300 Introduction to Special Education Credits: 3 (Program Requirement; Critical Course)

TED-2301 Field Experience for Introduction to Special Education Credits: 1 (Program Requirement)

EGL-1020 Composition II: Writing About Literature Credits: 3 (English Gen. Ed. Requirement)

COM-1090 Interpersonal Communication Credits: 3 (Arts/Humanities General Education Requirement)

PSY-2060 Educational Psychology Credits: 3 (Social Science General Education Requirement; Critical Course)

TED-2061 Field Experience for Educational Psychology Credits: 1 (Program Requirement)

MAT-1160 Elements of Probability and Statistics Credits: 4 (Mathematics General Education Requirement)

PSC-1200 Exploring Chemistry and Physics Concepts Credits: 4 (Science w/ Lab General Education Requirement)

ART-2730 Integrated Arts Credits: 3 (Arts/Humanities General Education Requirement)

PSC-1210 Exploring Earth and Space Science Concepts Credits: 4 (Science w/ Lab General Education Requirement)

TED-2100 Processes and Acquisition of Reading Credits: 3 (Program Requirement)

HST-1410 History of the United States to 1877 Credits: 3 (Social Science General Education Requirement)

GEO-1010 Physical Geography Credits: 3 (Social Science General Education Requirement)

TED-1400 Introduction to Multicultural Education Credits: 3 (Social Science General Education Requirement)

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