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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 higher is required in all coursework at Triton College and senior institutions. Completion of these courses alone does not guarantee admission into the senior institution. Students must also have a qualifying score, per state guidelines, on either the ACT or SAT or TAPP test.

Transfer courses may vary per baccalaureate institutions. Advisable to check with program and institution you wish to transfer. (Fall 2018)

PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES:

At the successful completion of the Associate in Arts Degree (Education) emphasis, the graduate will be able to:

  • describe appropriate technological resource to support instruction;
  • design instruction that meets the diverse needs of students;
  • describe the theories and philosophies of learning and human development;
  • distinguish how exceptionalities may interact with development and learning;
  • apply Developmentally Appropriate Practice in all aspects of curriculum and instruction; and
  • describe the roles and responsibilities of teachers.

General Education Core:

13 courses (42-44 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 United States to 1877

3 credits

OR

HIS 152History of the United States Since 1877

3 credits

 

PSC 150American National Politics

3 credits

PSY 100Introduction to Psychology

3 credits

Humanities and Fine Arts: Three courses (nine semester credits)

One course from Humanities and one course from Fine Arts must be taken.

Social and Behavioral Sciences: Three courses (nine semester credits)

HIS 151History of the United States to 1877

3 credits

OR

HIS 152History of the United States Since 1877

3 credits

 

PSC 150American National Politics

3 credits

PSY 100Introduction to Psychology

3 credits

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

Mathematics: One course (four to five semester credits)

MAT 116 #Math for Elementary School Teachers I

3 credits

MAT 117 #Math for Elementary School Teachers II

3 credits

Note: MAT 116◊ is a prerequisite to MAT 117

Physical and Life Sciences: Two courses (eight to 10 semester credits)

One course from Physical Sciences and one course from Life Sciences, including one lab course.

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

EDU.BTH.AA

LEVEL 2 GATEWAY STATE CREDENTIAL:

Completion of the following course requirements:

Health and Physical Development: One course (three semester credits)

ECE 118 #Health, Nutrition & Safety

3 credits

Required Courses (12.5 semester credits):

ECE 110Early Child Development

3 credits

ECE 111Introduction to Early Childhood Education

3 credits

ECE 138 #Observation, Assessment, Curriculum and Guidance of Young Children

3.5 credits

ECE 142 #Students With Disabilities in School

3 credits

Additional Core Courses: One to three courses (three semester credits) from the following recommended courses:

ECE 121 #Language Development & Activities

3 credits

ECE 151Communicating With Parents and Children

1 credit

ECE 152Principles of Child Growth and Development, Birth - 5

1 credit

ECE 153Guiding Children and Managing the Classroom

1 credit

ECE 231 #Science and Math for Children

3 credits

ECE 233 #Creative Activities for the Young Child

3 credits

Level 3 Gateway State Credential: Two courses (three semester credits)

Must be completed in addition to the core requirements for the degree.
ECE 146Child, Family & Community

2 credits

ECE 153Guiding Children and Managing the Classroom

1 credit

Level 4 Gateway State Credential: Three courses (10 semester credits)

Must be completed in addition to the core requirements for the degree.
ECE 146Child, Family & Community

2 credits

ECE 251 #Practicum

4 credits

ECE 252 #Seminar

3 credits

Note:  Check with the transferring institution for transferability of the courses.

Total Credit Hours: 60.5-62.5

Elementary Education (Grades K through 9)

EDU.EED.AA

Recommended Courses: Five or six courses (16-18 additional core semester credits)

EDU 105Technology for Educators

3 credits

OR

EDU 110Diversity of Schools and Society

3 credits

OR

EDU 215 #Educational Psychology

3 credits

 

EDU 200 #Introduction to Special Education

3 credits

EDU 206 #Human Growth and Development

3 credits

EDU 207 #Introduction to Education

3.5 credits

 

MAT 110 #College Algebra

5 credits

OR

MAT 170 #Elementary Statistics

4 credits

Note: Check with transferring institution, as core courses may vary per baccalaureate institution.

Total Credit Hours: 60.5

Special Education (Grades K through 12)

EDU.SPC.AA

Special Education Requirements:

Special Education majors follow the same curriculum requirements as Elementary Education majors.

Secondary Education (Grades 6 - 12)

EDU.SED.AA

PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES: 

At the successful completion of the Associate in Arts Degree (Secondary Education) emphasis, the graduate will be able to:

  • describe appropriate technological resource to support instruction;
  • design instruction that meets the diverse needs of students;
  • describe the theories and philosophies of learning and human development;
  • distinguish how exceptionalities may interact with development and learning;
  • apply common core state standards in all aspects of curriculum and instruction; and
  • students will be able to describe the roles and responsibilities of teachers.

General Education Core: 13 courses (42-44 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

NOTE: Grade of "C" or higher is an IAI requirement for RHT 101◊ and RHT 102◊.

Humanities and Fine Arts: Three courses (nine semester credits)

One course from Humanities and course from Fine Arts.

Mathematics: One course (four to five semester credits):

MAT 170 #Elementary Statistics

4 credits

Physical and Life Sciences: Two courses (eight to 10 semester credits)

One course from Physical Sciences and one course from Life Sciences, including one lab course

Social and Behavioral Sciences: Three courses (nine semester credits)

HIS 151History of the United States to 1877

3 credits

OR

HIS 152History of the United States Since 1877

3 credits

 

PSC 150American National Politics

3 credits

PSY 100Introduction to Psychology

3 credits

Recommended Courses: Three or four courses (9.5 - 12.5 additional core semester credits):

EDU 105Technology for Educators

3 credits

OR

EDU 110Diversity of Schools and Society

3 credits

OR

EDU 215 #Educational Psychology

3 credits

 

EDU 200 #Introduction to Special Education

3 credits

EDU 206 #Human Growth and Development

3 credits

EDU 207 #Introduction to Education

3.5 credits

MAT 110 #College Algebra

5 credits

Secondary Education Specific Electives: Two or three courses (six to nine semester credits):

Check with your transferring institution for transferability.

General education requirements:

AA degree

Total Credit Hours:37-40

Education courses or other electives for AA degree

Total Credit Hours:20-23

See EDU course descriptions. See ECE course descriptions.

Chairperson: Ayelet Miller, Email: ayeletmiller@triton.edu; Ext. 3989