Pre-Education Elementary Associate in Arts

General Requirements: Total Hours-60 • Minimum GPA-2.0 (Must have a 2.5 GPA to be admitted to teacher education programs at four year institutions.)
Program Requirements: The Pre-Education program consists of a curriculum preparing students who plan to teach in the elementary education field. With an Associate’s degree in Pre-Education, students are prepared to continue further education toward an elementary education degree.

General Education Requirements:    35 hours
Area Min. Hours Course Code Course Description
Communications 9 ENGL 1113 English Composition I
    ENGL 1213 English Composition II
    SPCH    1113 or SPCH    2133 Fundamentals of Speech or Interpersonal Communication
Social Science 9 HIST 1483 or HIST 1493 U.S. HIST to 1877 or U.S. HIST 1877-Pres
    POLS    1113 U.S. Government 
    PSY    1113 Elements of Psychology
Life Science 4 BISC    1114 Biology with Lab
Physical Science 4 PHSC    1114 General Physical Science w/ Lab
Humanities 3 ART    1113 Art Appreciation I 
    ART    1123 Art Appreciation II
    HUM    2113 Humanities I
    MUS    1343 Music Appreciation
    PHIL    1113 Philosophy
Mathematics 6 MATH    1023 Structural Concepts in Arithmetic I 
    MATH    1303 General Quantitative Reasoning
     
Program Core Requirement:   24 hours
Communications 3 ENGL    2413 Introduction to Literature
Mathematics 6 MATH    1123 Structural Concepts in Arithmetic II
    MATH    1513 College Algebra
Social Studies 6 GEG     2253 World Regional Geography
    SOC    1113 Intro to Sociology
Science 4 ASTR    1614 Astronomy w/ Lab
Language 5 SPA    1115 Beginning Spanish I
       
Institutional Requirements:   1 hour  
Institutional Requirement 1 COL    1111 College Success

Plan of Study

Course Code Course Description Hours
Freshman 1st Semester
ENGL 1113 English Composition I 3
HIST 1483 or HIST 1493 U.S. HIST to 1877 or U.S. HIST 1877-Pres 3
MATH 1483 Functions & Modeling 3
PSY 1113 Elements of Psychology 3
HUM 2113 Humanities I 3
COL 1111 College Success 1
Total 16
 
Freshman 2nd Semester
ENGL 1213 English Composition II 3
SPCH 1113 Fund. of Speech 3
POLS 1113 U.S. Government 3
BISC 1114 Biology w/lab 4
MATH 1023 Structural Concepts 3
Total 15
 
Sophomore 1st Semester
ENGL 2413 Introduction to Literature 3
GEG 2253 World Regional Geography 3
SOC 1113 Intro. to Sociology 3
MATH 1123 Structural Concepts II 3
PHS 1114 General Physical Science w/lab 4
Total 16
 
Sophomore 2nd Semester
MATH 1513 College Algebra 3
ASTR 1614 Astronomy w/lab 3
Electives   5-6
SPA 1115 Spanish I 5
PHIL 1113 Introduction to Philosophy 3
ART 1113/1123 Art Appreciation I or II 3
PSY 2163 Developmental Psychology 3
HIST 2123 or HIST 2133 Western Civilization to 1500 or Western Civilization since 1500 3
Total 12-13