Elementary/Middle School Education

Associate in Arts

Elementary/Middle School Education

This option is designed as a transfer program for students interested in Elementary (K-5), Middle School (6-8) and Secondary (9-12) Certification. The K-12 Education Option maximizes transfer of credits and academic status to a professional teacher education program. However, the transfer requirements of the four-year college must be satisfied for admittance into that college and its teacher certification program.

All students interested in this option should contact area coordinator, Heather Boone, at (609) 343-4934/hboone@atlantic.edu.

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Upon Completion of this program students will be able to:

  • Articulate a personal philosophy of education;
  • Describe the historical, philosophical and economic foundations of American education;
  • Discuss current research and approaches to educational issues, such as classroom management, diversity, the education of students with special needs and the interaction with the community to address those issues;
  • Identify their personal qualities and strengths as related to becoming a teacher;
Courses Credits
GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES - 51 credits  
When a General Education course is not specified, refer to the list of approved General Education courses.  
Communication (9 credits)  
    ENGL101-Composition I
3
    ENGL102-Composition II
3
    COMM120-Public Speaking
3
Mathematics-Science-Technology (12 credits)  
    MATH220-Statistical Methods
4
    General Education Science course (life science-BIOL)
4
    General Education Mathematics or Science course
4
Social Science (6 credits)  
    PSYC135-Child Psychology
3
    SOCL101-Principles of Sociology
3
Humanities (15 credits)  
    Choose: ARTS103, ARTS108, ARTS109, ARTS115, DANC170, MUSC100 or THEA110
3
    Choose: ENGL104, ENGL201, ENGL205, ENGL206, ENGL213 or ENGL214
3
    Choose: PHIL101, PHIL102 or PHIL110

    Select one of the following Foreign Language Sequences (2 courses)*

  • SPAN111 and SPAN112
  • FREN111 and FREN112
  • ITAL111 and ITAL112
6
History (6 credits)  
   Choose two:  HIST101, HIST102, HIST103, HIST104
6
Diversity (3 credits)
   Choose: GEOG102 or GEOG110
3
TOTAL GENERAL EDUCATION CREDITS
51
PROGRAM COURSES - 9 credits
    EDUC101-Historical Foundations of American Education 3
    EDUC213-Educational Psychology 3
    PSYC/EDUC226-Psychology of Exceptionality
3

Technological Competency:  0-3 Credits

(Is fulfilled with CISM125, testing or reviewed departmental portfolio.)

TOTAL PROGRAM CREDITS
9
TOTAL CREDITS REQUIRED FOR DEGREE
60

EDUE-Fall 2019

*Students should check transferability. Students may also take a CLEP test to fulfill this requirement.

 
Recommended Sequence of courses:  

First semester (15 credits)

 

EDUC101

Historical Foundations of American History

3

ENGL101

Composition I

3

PSYC135

Child Psychology

3

Choose

GEOG102 or GEOG110

3

Choose

SPAN111, FREN111 or ITAL111

3

Second semester (16 credits)

 

EDUC213

Educational Psychology

3

ENGL102

Composition II

3

MATH220

Statistical Methods

4

SOCL101

Principles of Sociology

3

Choose

SPAN112, FREN112 or ITAL112

3

Third semester (16 credits)

 

COMM120

Public Speaking

3

EDUC226

Psychology of Exceptionality

3

Gen Ed

Mathematics or Science course

4

Gen Ed

ARTS103, ARTS108, ARTS109, ARTS115, DANC170, MUSC100, THEA110

3

Choose

HIST101, HIST102, HIST103 or HIST104

3

Fourth semester (13 credits)

 

Gen Ed

Science course (BIOL)

4

Choose

ENGL104, ENGL201, ENGL205, ENGL206, ENGL213 or ENGL214

3

Choose

PHIL101, PHIL102 or PHIL110

3

Choose

HIST101, HIST102, HIST103 or HIST104

3