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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.


EDUCATION SPECIALIZATION K-8 CURRICULUM:

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
9
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
2
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
MTH 3
BIO 101 4
HIS 121 3
HLT 2
Total Credits 16

First Year: Spring

Course Credits
BIO 102 4
ENG 112 3
MTH 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.