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

Education Specialization K-8, AA&S - 624-02

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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 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 Specialization K-8 Curriculum Degree Requirements:

Student Development (1 cr.)

English (9 cr)

Mathematics (6cr)

Please consult your advisor to choose your Math sequence

Humanities (3 cr.)

One of the following:

Education (6 Cr.)

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

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

Students passing the computer competency exam will need to take an additional transfer elective course in place of ITE 152 
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.

3Students transferring to other universities should consult the universities for guidance on choosing  PSY 230  or 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:

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