Education K-8

Associate of Arts and Sciences Degrees

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Purpose: The Education K-8 Specialization program is designed to provide the courses in general education for the student who plans to complete a baccalaureate degree program in elementary education at a four-year institution. Students who plan to enter this program should be aware of the opportunities for professional employment in the several specialized areas of teaching and counseling.


Degree RequirementsCredits

Student Development SDV 100 or SDV10111

English ENG 111-112 and any one Literature course from the following:
ENG 241, ENG 242, ENG 243, ENG 244, ENG 251, ENG 252

Mathematics MTH 151-152 or MTH 163-24026

History HIS 121-122 and HIS 101 or HIS 1029

Health/Physical EducationAny HLT or PED course(s)3

Humanities One of the following: ART 101, ART 102, ART 105, MUS 121, or MUS 1223

Social Sciences GEO 210, PLS 135, and ECO 201 or ECO 2029

Lab Sciences BIO 101-1028

Communication CST 1103

Computer Competency ITE 1154 3

Education EDU 2003

Transfer Electives Any course which has been approved as a transfer elective55

Total Minimum Credits62

Suggested Scheduling

First Year-Fall

SDV 1011

ENG 1113


BIO 1014

HIS 1213


Total Credits16

First Year-Spring

BIO 102 4

ENG 1123


HIS 1223

CST 1103

Total Credits16

Second Year-Fall

ENG (Literature)3

HIS 101 OR HIS 1023

GEO 2103

ITE 1153

Transfer Elective3

Total Credits15

Second Year-Spring

PLS 1353

ECO 201 OR 2023

Humanities Elective3

EDU 2003

Transfer Elective3

Total Credits15

1 Students are strongly encouraged to take SDV 101.
2 Students should check with institutions to which they are considering transferring to determine appropriate MTH courses and/or sequences.
3 Veterans may be awarded credit for military experience to meet this requirement.
4 Students passing the computer competency exam will need to take an additional transfer elective course in place of ITE 115.
5 Transfer elective credits must be selected from the Approved Transfer Electives List. See a counselor, a faculty advisor, or It is recommended that students select electives based on the requirements of the education program to which they wish to transfer.

Students graduating from this program will be required to participate in a general education outcomes assessment during their last semester.