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Teacher Education - Secondary (AOC)

Robin Seddon, Program Chair
Humanities 7

The Teacher Education Program is designed for students who wish to transfer to a four-year institution to pursue a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree. The Teacher Education Program has three areas of concentration: early childhood (pre-kindergarten through third- grade), elementary education (first through sixth grade), and secondary education (seventh through twelfth grade). All education majors will be required to successfully complete the fingerprinting and criminal background-check process. Education majors should also note that education departments at most colleges or universities require a grade of "C" or better in education courses for credits to transfer to their education programs.

Education 100 Career Analysis in Education 1 credit hour
Education 190 Preparation for the Pre-Professional Sequence 1 credit hour
Education 191 Education Assistantship 1 credit hour
Education 201 Foundations of Education, Philosophy and Practice 3 credit hours
Education 204 Psychology of Learning and Teaching 3 credit hours
Education 217 Mathematics for Teacher Education II 3 credit hours

Successful completion of the requirements for this program qualifies students to apply for an Associate of Science degree in Teacher Education - Area of Concentration in Secondary Education.

Required Education Courses

Career Analysis in Education
Preparation for the Pre-Professional Sequence
Education Assistantship
Foundations of Education, Philosophy, and Practice
Psychology of Learning and Teaching (Psychology 204)
Mathematics for Teacher Education II (Mathematics 217)

Required General Courses

English Composition I
Introduction to Literature
Cultural Geography
General Psychology
Personal Wellness
Speech Communication

Required Elective Courses

Please consult with your advisor or the Advising Center staff for selecting appropriate elective courses for graduation.


Art or Music Elective - 3 credits

History Elective - 3 credits

Laboratory Science Elective - 8 credits

Mathematic Elective - 3 credits

Sociology Elective or  Elective - 3 credits

Teaching Field Electives - 11 credits



Education 100 (Career Analysis in Education) 1
English 101 (English Composition I) 3
Mathematics Elective 3
Psychology 101 (General Psychology) 3
Teaching Field Elective 3
Total: 13
Education 201 (Foundations of Education, Philosophy, and Practice) 3
Laboratory Science Elective 4
Physical Education 145 (Personal Wellness) 2
Speech 101 (Speech Communication) 3
Teaching Field Elective 3
Total: 15
English 103 (Introduction to Literature) 3
Geography 102 (Cultural Geography) 3
History Elective 3
Laboratory Science Elective 4
Teaching Field Elective 3
Total: 16
Art Elective or Music Elective 3
Education 190 (Preparation for the PPST) 1 1
Education 191 (Education Assistantship) 1
Education 204 (Psychology of Learning and Teaching) 3
Education 217 (Mathematics for Teacher Education II) 3
Sociology Elective or Elective 3
Teaching Field Elective 2
Total: 16
Total Credit Hours: 60

Education 190 may be waived and a one-credit elective substituted only if a student has successively completed the Praxis I/CORE or met the SAT/ACT scores set by MSDE for Praxis I or CORE waiver.

NOTE: All courses specifically identified by course number are graduation requirements for this program.