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Associate of Arts and Sciences Degrees

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Purpose: The Education program is designed to provide the courses in general education for the student who plans to complete a baccalaureate degree program in teacher 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 any approved SDV course1

English ENG 111-112 and any ENG (Literature) course9

Mathematics Any two MTH courses 151 or higher16

History Any two HIS courses6

Health/Physical Education Any HLT or PED course(s)1
Note: HLT 143,250,261,262,263,and 290 DO NOT meet HLT/PE requirements

Humanities ART 101, Art 102, ART 106, any REL, or HUM 100 AND any two courses from ART,ENG (Literature), HUM, MUS,PHI,REL, or Foreign Language9

Social Sciences PSY 2003,SOC 200, and any course from ECO4,GEO,HIS,PLS,PSY3, or SOC59

Lab Sciences Any two-semester sequence in BIO,CHM, or PHY
Note: BIO 141 and BIO 142 do not meet the science requirement

Communication CST 100, CST 110, or CST 1263

EducationEDU 200 3

Transfer Elective(s)Any two courses which has been approved as a transfer elective66

Total Minimum Credits62

Students graduating from this program must demonstrate proficiency in specific computer competencies by passing ITE 115 (transfer elective) or an equivalent competency test. Students are encouraged not to wait until the final semester to complete this requirement.

Suggested Scheduling

First Year



ENG 1113



Health/Physical Education1

Lab Science (I)4

Total Credits15


Lab Science (II)4

ENG 1123



CST 100, 110, or 1263

Total Credits16

Second Year


ENG (Literature)3

Health/Physical Education1

Humanities Elective (I)3

PSY 2003

SOC 2003

Transfer Elective(s)3

Total Credits16


EDU 2003

Transfer Elective(s)3

Humanities Elective (II)3

Humanities Elective (III)3

Social Science Elective 3

Total Credits15

1 Students should check with institutions to which they are considering transferring to determine appropriate MTH courses and/or sequences.
2 Veterans may be awarded credit for military experience to meet this requirement
3 PSY 200 and PSY 201-202 contain similar course content. Students who take PSY 200 cannot receive credit for either PSY 201 or PSY 202. Students who take either PSY 201 or PSY 202 cannot receive credit for PSY 200. Also, students cannot receive credit for both PSY 235 and PSY 230.
4 ECO 120 and ECO 201-202 contain similar course content. Students should take either ECO 120 or ECO 201-202 unless they plan to take all three courses. Students may not receive credit for ECO 120 if they have already completed both ECO 201 and ECO 202.
5 SOC 200 and SOC 201-202 contain similar course content. Students who take SOC 200 cannot receive credit for either SOC 201 or SOC 202. Students who take either SOC 201 or SOC 202 cannot receive credit for SOC 200.
6 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.

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