May 21, 2024  
2020-2021 Catalog and Student Handbook 
    
2020-2021 Catalog and Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Education, AA&S


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Purpose: The Education program is designed to provide the courses in general education for the student who plans to complete a baccalaureate degree program in teacher education at a four-year institution. Students who plan to enter this program should be aware of the opportunities for professional employment in the several specialized areas of teaching and counseling. Students must complete a Division of Professional and Technical Studies approved background check prior to enrollment in EDU 200   course.

Admission Requirements: All students will be required to demonstrate college readiness through transcript review or informed self-placement.  Based on this review students may request or be required to enroll in prerequisite or corequisite math and/or English courses.

Education Curriculum Degree Requirements:


Student Development (1 cr.)


English (9 cr.)


Mathematics (6 cr.)


History (6 cr.)


  • Any two HIS courses

Humanities (6 cr.)


Social Sciences (9 cr.)


Lab Sciences (8 cr.)


  • Any two Lab Sciences or one, two-semester sequence from any BIO, CHM, CSC, GOL,GIS, ENV, or PHY. Example: BIO 101 and CHM 111, or BIO 101 and BIO 102.

Transfer Elective(s) (6 Cr.)


  • Any course which has been approved as a transfer elective 4

Total Minimum Credits: 60


(Note: BIO 141  and BIO 142  do not meet this requirement)

Students graduating from this program must demonstrate proficiency in specific computer competencies necessary for academic success, transfer, and employment.  Individual programs may specify how computer competency is attained as part of the program.  If not specified otherwise, computer competency is demonstrated by passing ITE 115 (transfer elective) or an equivalent competency test. Students are encouraged not to wait until the final semester to complete this requirement.

1 Students should check with institutions to which they are considering transferring to determine appropriate MTH courses and/or sequences.

2 Students cannot receive credit for both PSY 230  and PSY 235  (recommended teaching majors take PSY 230). 

3 ECO 120  and ECO 201 -ECO 202  contain similar course content. Students who take ECO 120  cannot receive credit for either ECO 201  or ECO 202 . Students who take either ECO 201  or ECO 202  cannot receive credit for ECO 120 .

4 Transfer elective credits must be selected from the Approved Transfer Electives List. See a counselor, a faculty advisor, or http://www.germanna.edu/ counselingcenter/transfer-electives.asp.

Students graduating from this program may be called upon to participate in a general education outcomes assessment during their last semester.

Suggested Scheduling:


First Year


First Five


Total Credits: 14

Second Semester


Total Credits: 16

Second Year


Third Semester


Total Credits: 15

Fourth Semester


Total Credits: 15

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