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2022-2023 Catalog and Student Handbook 
2022-2023 Catalog and Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Education, AA&S - 624-01

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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 are required to participate in observation and practicum experiences in approved or licensed early childhood/primary/secondary settings. A Criminal Record Clearance/Sex Offender Registry check is required for placement at the student’s expense. Students should see the program head for a list of convictions that will prevent employment. Students will be expected to complete a tuberculosis test before placement as well. 

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.)

Please consult your advisor to choose your Math sequence

History (6 cr.)

  • Any two HIS courses

Humanities (6 cr.)

  • Any two courses from ART, ENG (Literature), HUM, MUS, PHI, REL, or Foreign Language (Recommend Approved Passport Course)

Social Sciences (9 cr.)

  • Any three course from ECO, GEO, HIS, PLS, PSY, or SOC

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.

ITE 152 and/or Transfer Electives (9 cr.)

  • ITE 152 and/or any approved course(s) from the transfer elective list2.

Total Minimum Credits: 60

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

1Students 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 152 (transfer elective) or an equivalent competency test. Students are encouraged not to wait until the final semester to complete this requirement.

2Transfer 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.

3Students are encouraged to meet with their academic advisor when selecting between PSY 230  and EDU 207  

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

  • ENG (Literature)
  • Humanities Elective (I)
  • Social Science Elective (I)
  • Transfer Elective(s)
  • Transfer Elective(s)
Total Credits: 15

Fourth Semester

Total Credits: 15

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