Purpose: The Education K-8 Specialization program is designed to provide the courses in general education for the student who plans to complete a baccalaureate degree program in elementary 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.
Any course which has been approved as a transfer elective 3
Total Minimum Credits: 60
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 passing the computer competency exam will need to take an additional transfer elective course in place of ITE 115. 3 Transfer elective credits must be selected from the approved Transfer Electives List. It is recommended that students select electives based on the requirements of the education program to which they wish to transfer.
Students graduating from this program may be called upon to participate in a general education outcomes assessment during their last semester.