Education

Program Description:  The Associate of Science degree in Education is intended to match, within the constraints of the Core Curriculum, the course of study for the first two years of a typical interdisciplinary studies (education) degree at a four-year college or university. It also provides the flexibility for students desiring only an associate degree to specialize in the program to meet individual interests. This degree allows for two extra early childhood/education courses in this degree program.

Use this Program Map as an advising guide to choose courses with your advisor and track progress toward milestones and completion of degree. This is a recommended sequence of courses. Students have flexibility in the actual scheduling of courses and decisions about number of hours per semester.

SEMESTER-BY-SEMESTER PROGRAM PLAN FOR FULL-TIME STUDENTS
Plans can be modified to fit the needs of part-time students by adding more semesters  

Semester 1 CR Advising Notes
ENGL 1301 English Composition 3 Students should talk with an advisor to determine the best course depending on transfer plan and degree goals.
BIOL 1306 Biology for Science Majors or
BIOL 1308 Biology for Non Science Majors
3 TAMU requires a 4 hour lab science course. May select a different course from the Life and Physical Science section of the Core Curriculum list. Students should talk with an advisor to determine the best course depending on transfer plan and degree goals.
ARTS 1303 Art History I or
ARTS 1304 Art History II or
DRAM 1310 Introduction to Theater
3 May select a different course from the Creative Arts section of the Core Curriculum Course List.
HIST 1301 United States History 3 May select a different course from the American History section of the Core Curriculum Course List.
TECA 1303 Family, Schools, and Community or
TECA 1311 Educating Young Children or
TECA 1318 Wellness of the Young Child or
TECA 1354 Child Growth and Development
3 Area of Concentration. These specific courses are early childhood education courses. Students should always refer to the intended transfer institution in choosing specific courses to complete this degree.
15 Program Semester Hours / Meet with your advisor
Semester 2
ENGL 1302 - English Composition II or
ENGL 2311 Technical and Business Writing
3 Students should talk with an advisor to determine the best course depending on transfer plan and degree goals.
BIOL 1306 Biology for Science Majors or
BIOL 1308 Biology for Non Science Majors
3 TAMU requires a 4 hour lab science course. May select a different course from the Life and Physical Science section of the Core Curriculum list. Students should talk with an advisor to determine the best course depending on transfer plan and degree goals.
MATH 1324 Business Math or
MATH 1332 Contemporary Math or
MATH1325 Calculus for Business and Social Sciences
3 May select a different course from the Mathematics section of the Core Curriculum Course List. Please note: Upper level math courses may require prerequisites.
HIST 1302 United States History II or
HIST 2301 Texas History
3 May select a different course from the American History section of the Core Curriculum Course List.
TECA 1303 Family, Schools, and Community or
TECA 1311 Educating Young Children or
TECA 1318 Wellness of the Young Child or
TECA 1354 Child Growth and Development
3 Area of Concentration. These specific courses are early childhood education courses. Students should always refer to the intended transfer institution in choosing specific courses to complete this degree.
15 Program Semester Hours / Meet with your advisor
Semester 3
SPCH 1315 Public Speaking or
PHED 1164 Introduction to Physical Fitness and Wellness or
Other Core Course that meets transfer degree requirement
3 May select a different course from the Component Area Option section of the Core Curriculum Course List. The component area may be used for overflow hours from other courses such as physical science.
Restrictive Elective MATH 1350 Mathematics for Teachers I or
MATH 1351 Mathematics for Teachers II
3 Students should always refer to the intended transfer institution in choosing specific courses to complete this degree.
GOVT 2305 - Federal Government 3
TECA 1354 Child Development 3 May select a different course from the Social and Behavioral Sciences section of the Core Curriculum Course List.
EDUC 1301-Introduction to the Teaching Profession 3 Area of Concentration
15 Program Semester Hours / Meet with your advisor
Semester 4
SPCH 1315 Public Speaking or
PHED 1164 Introduction to Physical Fitness and Wellness or
Other Core Course that meets transfer degree
3 May select a different course from the Component Area Option section of the Core Curriculum Course List. The component area may be used for overflow hours from other courses such as physical science.
Restrictive Elective MATH 1350 Mathematics for Teachers I or
MATH 1351 Mathematics for Teachers II
3 Students should always refer to the intended transfer institution in choosing specific courses to complete this degree.
GOVT 2306 - Texas Government 3
ENGL 2322 British Literature I
ENGL 2323 British Literature II
ENGL 2327 American Literature I
ENGL 2328 American Literature II
ENGL 2332 World Literature I
ENGL 2333 World Literature II
PHIL 1301 Introduction to Philosophy or
PHIL 2306 Ethics
3 Literature courses do not have to be taken in sequence. Students are encouraged to select the area of interest. For example, a student might begin with American Literature II without taking American Literature I. Courses are stand alone courses. May select a different course from the Language, Philosophy and Culture section of the Core Curriculum Course List. Students should always refer to the intended transfer institution in choosing specific courses to complete this degree.
EDUC 2301-Introduction to Special Populations 3 Area of Concentration
15 Program Semester Hours
ACHIEVEMENT: Completion of Associate of Science degree
Total Program Hours 60

AttentionStudents must visit with an advisor when they have completed 30 hours toward the degree plan (typically the end of the second semester).

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