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Education, Associate in Arts

Curriculum EDU.EAE.AA (U224A13)

An introduction to teaching as a profession in the American education system offering a variety of perspectives on education, including historical, professional, social, legal and ethical issues in a diverse society. The curriculum also includes how schools are structured, governed and operated. Observation and assessment skills will be fostered through field experience. Admission into baccalaureate degree programs is competitive and most senior institutions require a Grade Point Average of 2.5 or higher. A "C" or better is required in all coursework at Triton College and senior institutions. Completion of these courses alone does not guarantee admission into the senior institution.

General Education Core:

11 courses (35-37 semester credits)

Communications:

Three courses (nine semester credits)

RHT 101 #Freshman Rhetoric & Composition I

3 credits

RHT 102 #Freshman Rhetoric & Composition II

3 credits

SPE 101 #Principles of Effective Speaking

3 credits

Social and Behavioral Sciences:

Three courses (nine semester credits)

HIS 151History of the U.S. to 1877

3 credits

OR

HIS 152History of the U.S. Since 1877

3 credits

 

PSC 150American National Politics

3 credits

Electives

3 credits

Humanities and Fine Arts:

Three courses (nine semester credits) At least one Humanities course and one Fine Arts course

Social and Behavioral Sciences, Humanities and Fine Arts:

Students must complete at least one three-semester hour course in "Non-Western or Third-World Cultures" either in the Humanities and Fine Arts category or the Social and Behavioral Science category. Courses may be selected from:

ART 114Survey of Asian Art

3 credits

HIS 156African History

3 credits

HIS 191History of Asia and the Pacific I

3 credits

HIS 192History of Asia and the Pacific II

3 credits

HUM 165Introductio to Latin American Experience

3 credits

PHL 105World Religions

3 credits

Physical and Life Sciences:

Two courses (eight to 10 semester credits) at least one Physical Science course and one Life Science course

Early Childhood Education (Birth to Grade 3/Age 8), Associate in Arts

EDU.BTH.AA

Additional General Education Core:

Six courses (19-20 semester credits)

Mathematics:

Two courses (seven semester credits)

MAT 117 #Math for Elementary School Teachers II

3 credits

MAT 170 #Elementary Statistics

4 credits

MAT 117, MAT 170: If these courses are not completed at Triton, a similar course will have to be completed at the transfer school.

Physical and Life Sciences:

One course (four-five semester credits)

Humanities and Fine Arts:

One course (three semester credits)

Social and Behavioral Sciences:

One course (three semester credits)

Health/Physical Development:

One course (three semester credits)

ECE 118 #Health Nutrition and Safety

3 credits

ECE 118: If this course is not completed at Triton, a similar course will have to be completed at the transfer school.

Recommended Courses (up to 13 semester credits):

ECE 110Early Child Development

3 credits

ECE 111Intro to Early Childhood Ed

3 credits

ECE 138 #Observ Assess Curr & Guid-Young Child

3.5 credits

PSY 234 #Abnormal Child & Adolescence Psychology

3 credits

One course selected from the two listed below:

ECE 142 #Students With Disabilities in School

3 credits

EDU 200 #Introduction to Special Education

3 credits

Area of Concentration Courses:

Up to nine semester credits in one of the following disciplines selected in consultation with the counselor for education majors: Art, Biology, Chemistry, Economics, English, a single foreign language, History, Mathematics, Music, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology or Theatre.

The student, in cooperation with the counselor for education, should carefully select one discipline for additional study because an additional nine semester hours of upper division course work will be completed in that one discipline at the transfer school. These courses may or may not be listed in the General Education Core Curriculum.

Additional General Education Core Courses to meet the AA degree requirements:

0-10 semester credits

Elementary Education (Grades K through 9)

EDU.EED.AA

Additional General Education Core:

Six courses (18-19 semester credits)

Mathematics:

Two courses (six semester credits)

MAT 117 #Math for Elementary School Teachers II

3 credits

MAT 170 #Elementary Statistics

4 credits

MAT 117, MAT 170: If these courses are not completed at Triton, a similar course will have to be completed at the transfer school.

Physical and Life Sciences:

One course (four to five semester credits)

Humanities and Fine Arts:

Two courses (six semester credits)

ENG 103 #Introduction to Fiction

3 credits

Humanities and Fine Arts

3-4 credits

ENG 103: If this course is not completed at Triton, a similar course will have to be completed at the transfer school.

Health/Physical Development:

One course (two semester credits)

HTH 104Science of Personal Health

2 credits

HTH 104: If this course is not completed at Triton, a similar course will have to be completed at the transfer school.

Recommended Courses (up to 7.5 semester credits):

EDU 203Portfolio Development for Educators

1 credit

EDU 206 #Human Growth and Development

3 credits

EDU 207 #Introduction to Education

3.5 credits

Area of Concentration Courses:

Up to nine semester hours of credit in one academic discipline at the sophomore level. Acceptable disciplines are: Art, Biology, Chemistry, Economics, English, a single foreign language, History, Mathematics, Music, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology or Theater.

The student, in cooperation with the counselor for education, should carefully select one discipline for additional study because an additional nine semester hours of upper division course work will be completed in that one discipline at the transfer school. These courses may or may not be listed in the General Education Core Curriculum.

Additional General Education Core Courses to meet the AA degree requirements:

0 - 11 semester credits

Secondary Education (Grades 6 - 12)

EDU.SED.AA

Additional General Education Core:

Five courses (15-19 semester credits)

Mathematics:

One course (three to five semester credits) selected from the following list:

MAT 101 #Quantitative Literacy

3 credits

MAT 102 #Liberal Arts Mathematics

3 credits

MAT 124 #Finite Mathematics

3 credits

MAT 131 #Calculus & Analytic Geometry I

5 credits

MAT 134 #Intro to Calculus for Business & Soc Sci

5 credits

MAT 170 #Elementary Statistics

4 credits

Physical and Life Sciences:

One additional course (four to five semester credits) will be necessary if the student has less than nine semester hours in this category.

Humanities and Fine Arts:

Two courses (six to seven semester credits)

ENG 103 #Introduction to Fiction

3 credits

Humanities and Fine Arts

3-4 credits

ENG 103: If this course is not completed at Triton, a similar course will have to be completed at the transfer school.

Health/Physical Development:

One course (two semester credits)

HTH 104Science of Personal Health

2 credits

HTH 104: If this course is not completed at Triton, a similar course will have to be completed at the transfer school.

Recommended Courses (up to nine semester credits):

EDU 200 #Introduction to Special Education

3 credits

EDU 203Portfolio Development for Educators

1 credit

EDU 207 #Introduction to Education

3.5 credits

One course selected from the following:

EDU 206 #Human Growth and Development

3 credits

EDU 215 #Educational Psychology

3 credits

Additional General Education Core Courses to meet the AA degree requirements:

0 - 15 semester credits

Special Education (Grades Pre-K through 12)

EDU.SPC.AA

Additional General Education Core:

Five courses (15-19 semester credits)

Mathematics:

One course (three to five semester credits) selected from the following list:

MAT 101 #Quantitative Literacy

3 credits

MAT 102 #Liberal Arts Mathematics

3 credits

MAT 124 #Finite Mathematics

3 credits

MAT 131 #Calculus & Analytic Geometry I

5 credits

MAT 134 #Intro to Calculus for Business & Soc Sci

5 credits

MAT 170 #Elementary Statistics

4 credits

Physical and Life Sciences:

One additional course (four to five semester credits) will be necessary if the student has less than nine semester credits in this category.

Humanities and Fine Arts:

Two courses (six to seven semester credits)

ENG 103 #Introduction to Fiction

3 credits

Humanities and Fine Arts

3-4 credits

ENG 103: If this course is not completed at Triton, a similar course will have to be completed at the transfer school.

Health/Physical Development:

One course (two semester credits)

HTH 104Science of Personal Health

2 credits

HTH 104: If this course is not completed at Triton, a similar course will have to be completed at the transfer school.

Recommended Courses (up to nine semester credits)

EDU 203Portfolio Development for Educators

1 credit

EDU 206 #Human Growth and Development

3 credits

EDU 207 #Introduction to Education

3.5 credits

PSY 100Introduction to Psychology

3 credits

Additional General Education Core Courses to meet the AA degree requirements:

0 - 14 semester credits

Note: Wherever specific courses are not identified, every effort should be made to utilize only IAI approved courses.

General education requirements:

AA degree

Total Credit Hours:37-41

Education courses or other electives for AA degree

Total Credit Hours:23-27

See EDU course descriptions.

NOTE: EDU 055 is the suggested course elective for the Basic Skills Review.

Chairperson: Education, Mary Ann Olson, Ext. 3978