2018-2019

Associate in Arts

Liberal Arts - Teacher Education

This Option is for those students who plan to pursue a B.A. in elementary or secondary education. Please check with your advisor for any changes in curriculum, articulations, and state certifications.

Graduates will be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge and skills required to work at a beginner’s level in the teaching profession in the elementary/ secondary grades.

General Education:

In addition to the program-specific outcomes listed above, students completing the Associate degree programs are required to demonstrate proficiency in the General Education learning outcomes. Specific outcomes may vary by program; please refer to the program requirements below.

 


Note:

A. Students must pass ALL classes with a grade of “C” or higher to qualify for graduation.

B. It is recommended that students enroll in their first WI course upon completion of EN 101. For a list of WI courses available for registration, go to: www.pccc.edu/home/writing-intensive-courses 

C. Students transferring to William Paterson University must take SO 102, Institutional Racism. All other students: please see Category 8 for other Diversity course choices


General Education(46 credits)

Code Name Credits
Communication (9 credits)
EN 101 Composition I 3
EN 102 Composition II 3
ENS 106 Public Speaking 3
Mathematics (6 credits)
MA 103 Basic Statistics 3
MA 108 College Algebra 3
Science (4 credits)
BS 100 Human Biology 4
Technology (3 credits)
CIS 101 Computer Concepts and Applications 3
Social Science (6 credits)
PS 101 Introduction to Psychology 3
SO 101 Introduction to Sociology 3
Humanities (9 credits)
EN 205 Introduction to Literature 3
PH 101 Introduction to Philosophy 3
Choose one (1) of the following courses
AE 101 Appreciation of Art 3
MU 106 Appreciation of Music 3
History (6 credits)
Choose one (1) of the following sequences  (6 credits)
HI 101 History of Western Civilization I 3AND
HI 102 History of Western Civilization II 3
OR
HI 201 U.S. History I 3AND
HI 202 U.S. History II 3
Diversity (3 credits)
SO 102 Institutional Racism I 3

Core(3 credits)

Code Name Credits
Choose any three (3) credit elective in content area major: Science, Math, Social Science, Foreign Language or English, subject to advisement according to requirements of 4-year transfer institution. 3

Option(12 credits)

Code Name Credits
PS 102 Human Growth and Development 3
PS 207 Educational Psychology 3
EDU 200 Historical and Philosophical Foundations of American Education 3
Choose one (1) of the following courses
ECE 201 Observation and Assessment of Young Children 3
EDU 293 Including the Exceptional Child 3

Total Credits 61


Guided Pathways Academic Map


First Semester Credits
CIS 101 Computer Concepts and Applications 3.0
EN 101 Composition I 3.0
AE 101 Appreciation of Art OR MU 106 Appreciation of Music 3.0
MA 103 Basic Statistics 3.0
PS 101 Introduction to Psychology 3.0
Total 15.0
Second Semester Credits
BS 100 Human Biology 4.0
EN 102 Composition II 3.0
ENS 106 Public Speaking 3.0
MA 108 College Algebra 3.0
Total 13.0
Summer Session Credits
PH 101 Introduction to Philosophy 3.0
SO 101 Introduction to Sociology 3.0
Total 6.0
Third Semester Credits
EDU 200 Historical and Philosophical Foundations of American Education 3.0
HI 101 History of Western Civilization I OR HI 201 U.S. History I 3.0
PS 102 Human Growth and Development 3.0
SO 102 Institutional Racism OR Other Diversity Course 3.0
Elective in Content Area Major 3.0
Total 15.0
Fourth Semester Credits
EN 205 Introduction to Literature 3.0
ECE 201 Observation and Assessment of Young Children OR EDU 293 Including the Exceptional Child 3.0
HI 102 History of Western Civilization II OR HI 202 U.S. History II 3.0
PS 207 Educational Psychology 3.0
Total 12.0