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.
EDUCATION SPECIALIZATION K-8 CURRICULUM:
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 2529
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
BIO 102 4
HIS 101 OR HIS 1023
ECO 201 OR 2023
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/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.