Education - Elementary - AS

Natural Science, Social Science & Mathematics

Department Chair: Tricia PARAMORE (620)665-3438

For course descriptions and course prerequisites, click on the course name.

Total Credit Hours

This degree requires 64 credit hours.


Course Title Credits
BI101 General Biology 4

Basic biological principles and their relationship to humans. General education course for non-science majors. Not open to students with credit in any other college biology course except with department recommendation. This course is not recommended for individuals with an interest in majoring in science. Three hours of lecture and two hours of laboratory each week.

ED201 Introduction to Education 3

An examination of professional education for students considering a career in teaching including history and philosophy of education, legal and ethical issues, governance and finance issues.
Pre-Reqs: a GPA of 2.5 or higher

ED201L Introduction to Education Practicum 1

Practical experience observing and working as a student aide in a public school classroom using skills and theories addressed in ED201 Introduction to Education; development of a general understanding of the teaching profession through observation and practice which will provide a foundation for subsequent courses in education, and a career in education.
Pre-Reqs: PS102 Human Growth and Development, and a GPA of 2.5 or higher

EN102 English Composition II 3

Compositions of techniques of persuasive and research writing, and critical reading and writing on selected thematic units.
Pre-Reqs: EN103 English Composition I with a grade of C or higher, or EN101 English Composition IA with a grade of C or higher, or EN100 English Comp IB with a grade of C or higher

GE101 World Geography 3

Humanity's relationship to the environment with emphasis on location, climate, population, topography and regional economics.

GO100 American Government 3

American system of government with special emphasis on constitutional developments, structure and operation and the changing nature of federal government.

MA106 College Algebra 3

Theory of equations, functions, inverse functions, complex numbers, determinants and matrices.
Pre-Reqs: Accuplacer Score of 75 or higher, or Compass Algebra Score of 48 or higher, or MA105 Intermediate Algebra with a grade of C or higher, or ACT Math Score of 21 or higher

MA108 Elements of Statistics 3

Analysis of single variable and bivariable data; probability distribution; normal probability distributions; sampling distributions; statistical inference involving one and two populations; chi-square applications.
Pre-Reqs: MA106 College Algebra with a grade of C or higher, or MA109 Pre-Calculus Math with a grade of C or higher, or ACT Math Score of 23 to 36

PS100 General Psychology 3

A survey of the fundamental principles of behavior including physiological, perceptual, historical, methodological, learning, memory, development, motivational, emotional, social and applied perspectives.

PY110 Physical Science 5

Emphasis on scientific activity and the laboratory approach to understanding phenomena. Three hours lecture and three hours laboratory per week.

SH101 Public Speaking 3

Principles and practices of oral communication that will help the student develop skills in communication and acquire an understanding of oral communication as a vital human skill and activity.

SO100 Fundamentals of Sociology 3

Development and interaction of the individual in society with consideration of the culture, structures, functions of societies, social groups and institutions with emphasis on social interaction and its relation to personality and human action.

SO111 Cultural Anthropology 3

Anthropological approach to the study of past and present human societies.

Education Elementary Humanities Electives 12
Course Title Credits
AR101 Art Appreciation 3.00

AR101C Art Appreciation 3.00

AR101H Honors Art Appreciation 3.00

AR106 Art Education 3.00

EN120 Children's Literature 3.00

EN120H Children's Literature 3.00

EN201 Introduction to Literature 3.00

HI101 American History 1492-1865 3.00

HI101H Honors American History 1492-1865 3.00

HI102 American History 1865-Present 3.00

HI102H Honors Amer. History 1865-Present 3.00

MU101 Music Appreciation 3.00

MU101H Honors Music Appreciation 3.00

PL101 Introduction to Philosophy 3.00

PL101H Honors Introduction to Philosophy 3.00-3.00

English Composition I Options 3
Course Title Credits
EN100 English Composition IB 3.00

EN100C English Composition IB 3.00

EN101 English Composition IA 3.00

EN101C English Composition IA 3.00

EN103H Honors English Composition I 3.00

Necessary Skills Options 1
Course Title Credits
AR110 Drawing I 3.00

BU107 Personal Finance 3.00

BU112 Creative Problem Solving Strategies 2.00

BU118 Introduction to Leadership 3.00

BU120 Job Search/Retention 1.00

BU121 Customer Service/Professional Image 3.00

ED105 Success Seminar/College Orientation 1.00

ED105H Honors Success Seminar/College Orientation 1.00

ED110 Career Decision Making 1.00

ED115 College Orientation and Career Exploration 2.00

ED118 Introduction to Leadership 3.00

ED126 Psychology of Happiness 2.00

HE202 Nutrition 3.00

IS103 Microcomputer Literacy 2.00

IS104 Microcomputer Applications 3.00

IS105 Advanced Microcomputer Applications 3.00

IS135 Essentials of Web Interaction 2.00

IS137 Website Ethics and Security 3.00

PE105 Personal and Community Health 3.00

PE106 First Aid and CPR 2.00

PE122 Rhythms I 2.00

PE123 Rhythms II 2.00

PE124 Aquatic Fitness 1.00

PE126 Conditioning and Fitness Concepts I 1.00

PE127 Conditioning and Fitness Concepts II 1.00

PE130 Beginning Bowling 1.00

PE131 Advanced Bowling 1.00

PE140 Badminton/Tennis 1.00

PE141 Volleyball/Slow Pitch Softball 1.00

PE145 Golf 1.00

PE149 Handball and Racquetball 1.00

PE151 Social Dance-Beginning 1.00

PE156 Aerobic Dance 1.00

PE173 Fitness for Life 1.00

PE185 Introduction to Exercise Science 3.00

PE186 Aerobic Fitness I 1.00

PE187 Aerobic Fitness II 1.00

PE188 Aerobic Fitness III 1.00

PE189 Aerobic Fitness IV 1.00

RE106 Introduction to World Religions 3.00

SH122 Voice and Diction 3.00

SH210 Interpersonal Communication 3.00

SH220 Persuasive Communication 3.00

SH225 Argumentation and Advocacy 3.00

SO103 Stress Management 1.00

SO104 Assertiveness Training 2.00

TH118 Stagecraft 3.00

TH121 Advanced Acting 3.00

TH122 Voice and Diction 3.00

TH123 Theatre Practicum I 1.00

TR120 Work Ethics 3.00

Success Seminar/Orientation Options 1
Course Title Credits
ED105 Success Seminar/College Orientation 1.00

ED105H Honors Success Seminar/College Orientation 1.00

ED115 College Orientation and Career Exploration 2.00


Additional Credits Required - 7

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