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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.


EDUCATION SPECIALIZATION K-8 CURRICULUM:

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
9

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
2

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

MTH 3

BIO 1014

HIS 1213

HLT2

Total Credits16

First Year-Spring

BIO 102 4

ENG 1123

MTH 3

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 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.