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Education K-8

Associate of Arts and Sciences Degrees

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 Requirements Credits
Student Development SDV 100 or SDV 1011 1
English ENG 111-112 and any one Literature course from the following:
ENG 241, ENG 242, ENG 243, ENG 244, ENG 251
Mathematics MTH 151-152 or MTH 163-2402 6
History HIS 121-122 and HIS 101 or HIS 102 9
Health/Physical Education Any HLT or PED course(s)3
Note: HLT 143, 250, 261, 262, 263, and 290 DO NOT meet HLT/PE requirement
Humanities One of the following: ART 101, ART 102, ART 106, MUS 121, or MUS 122 3
Social Sciences GEO 210, PLS 135, and ECO 201 or ECO 202 9
Lab Sciences BIO 101-102 8
Communication CST 110 3
Computer Competency ITE 1154 3
Education EDU 200 3
Transfer Elective(s) Any course which has been approved as a transfer electives5 6
Total Minimum Credits   62

Suggested Scheduling

First Year: Fall

Course Credits
SDV 101 1
ENG 111 3
BIO 101 4
HIS 121 3
Total Credits 16

First Year: Spring

Course Credits
BIO 102 4
ENG 112 3
HIS 122 3
CST 110 3
Total Credits 16

Second Year: Fall

Course Credits
ENG (Literature) 3
HIS 101 or HIS 102 3
GEO 210 3
ITE 115 3
Transfer Elective 3
Total Credits 15

Second Year: Spring

Course Credits
PLS 135 3
ECO 201 or 202 3
Humanities Elective 3
EDU 200 3
Transfer Elective 3
Total Credits 15

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 http://www.germanna.edu/counseling-center/transfer-electives.asp. 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.

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