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Associate of Arts

First Year

  Course Title Credits
  EDEL 1430 Life Science in Elementary School 1
  EDFD 1010* Introduction to Teaching 1
  EDFD 2020* Foundations of Education 3
GenEd: CS COLS 1000 Introduction to College Success: First-Year Seminar 3
GenEd: CW ENGL 1010*+ English I: Composition 3
GenEd: LAB BIOL 1003 Current Issues in Biology 4
      Semester Credits 15
  Course Title Credits
  EDEL 1450 Earth Science in the Elementary School 1
  EDST 2450 Human Life Span Development 3
  EDEL 2280* Literature for Children 3
  ITEC 2360 Teaching with Technology 3
GenEd: CA GEOG 1000 -OR- World Geography 3
GenEd: CA GEOG 1020 Human Geography 3
GenEd: CV CO/M 2010* Public Speaking 3
      Semester Credits 16

Second Year

  Course Title Credits
  EDEX 2484* Introduction to Special Education 3
  EDEL 1410* Elementary School Mathematics Seminar I 1
  GEOG 1010* -OR- Introduction to Physical Geography 4
  GEOL 1100* Physical Geology 4
GenEd: QR MATH 1100* Numbers and Operations for Elementary School Teachers 3
GenEd: WY HIST 1211* -OR- U.S. to 1865 3
GenEd: WY HIST 1221* U.S. from 1865  3
      Semester Credits 15
  Course Title Credits
  EDFD 2100* Educational Psychology 3
  EDUC 2100*^ Public School Practicum 2
  HLED 2006* Health for Elementary Educators 1
  MATH 1105* Data, Probability, and Algebra for Elementary School Teachers 3
GenEd: AA MUSC 1000 Introduction to Music 3
GenEd: STEM   Choose from approved STEM courses 3-4
      Semester Credits 15-16

Total Credits: 60-61

* This course has at least one prerequisite. Check the Course Descriptions section of the catalog to see the course prerequisites.

+ If the placement test score is not adequate for course enrollment, students must complete the appropriate developmental course(s) before enrolling. These courses may increase the total number of program credits. Students should review their math and writing placement with their advisor before planning out their full program schedules.

^ Program Comments

Students must pass a background check and have at least a 2.5 GPA to enroll in EDUC 2100.

Learning Competencies

  1. Recognize how diverse learners develop in cognitive, linguistic, social, emotional, and physical capacities. (Based on InTASC "The Learner and Learning" competencies #1, #2, & #3)
  2. Demonstrate content knowledge through the creation of authentic, meaningful learning experiences. (Based on InTASC "Content Knowledge" competencies #4 & #5)
  3. Identify formative and summative assessment applications to improve both student learning and teacher decision-making. (Based on InTASC "Instructional Practice" competency #6)
  4. Create developmentally appropriate instructional strategies to engage learners in critical thinking, creativity, and collaborative problem solving. (Based on InTASC "Instructional Practice" competencies #7 & #8)
  5. Reflect on one's professional commitment, leadership ability, collaborative role, and ethical responsibility in order to improve pedagogical practice. (Based on InTASC "Professional Responsibility" Competencies #9 & #10)