Degree, Certificate or Diploma
The Education: Secondary program of study is designed for students who wish to become secondary teachers. The curriculum is structured so that students have the opportunity to explore the field of teaching. It is designed for transfer to institutions that offer teaching certificates. Graduates of this program are awarded an Associate of Arts (A.A.) degree.
This program is designed for students intending to transfer to a four-year institution upon completion or work as a paraeducator in a pre-k-12 setting.
What will you do
Career opportunities for certified teachers include teaching in middle or high school settings.
Beginning salary range for certified teachers is $30,00-$42,000
Paraeducator average starting salary $16 per hour.
ENG 105 - Composition I
SPC 112 - Public Speaking
PSY 111 - Introduction to Psychology
EDU 210 - Foundations of Education
ECE 170 - Child Growth and Development
ENG 106 - Composition II
HIS 151 - U.S. History to 1877
HIS 152 - U.S. History Since 1877
ENV 111 - Environmental Science
EDU 245 - Exceptional Learner
MAT 157 - Statistics
BIO 105 - Introductory Biology
LIT 110 - American Literature to Mid 1800s
EDU 240 - Educational Psychology
PHI 101 - Introduction to Philosophy
GEO 121 - World Regional Geography
POL 111 - American National Government
PSY 224 - Adolescent Psychology
ART 101 - Art Appreciation
MUS 100 - Music Appreciation
EDU 255 - Technology in the Classroom
EDU 219 - Field Experience and Seminar
Total Semester Hours Required: 61.0
Upon the successful completion of the program students will:
The Secondary Education AA degree is designed for students who wish to pursue a career as a secondary classroom teacher. Successful graduates earn an Associates of Arts degree and are prepared to transfer to a four-year institution to complete a bachelor’s degree program. Graduates of the program can also work in a pre-k-12 setting as a paraeducator.
The academic program includes education and general education coursework along with a culminating field experience in a secondary school setting. Education coursework explores educational foundations, theory related to practice in a school setting and working with diverse learners. The objective of the program is to prepare students to transfer to a four-year institution teacher preparation program, where teacher certification can be obtained.
*Criminal background checks and fingerprinting is required for the internship experience.