Dec 19, 2018  
College Catalog & Student Handbook 2018-19 
    
College Catalog & Student Handbook 2018-19

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Education, A.A.



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Offered at Main Campus

Objectives:

By selecting courses in education and education-related areas, students will

  1. prepare for a major in early childhood, elementary or secondary education;
  2. examine the issues, skills, rewards and problems of the teaching profession;
  3. examine issues related to the American educational system; and
  4. analyze issues related to student learning and development.

Career Possibilities:

Students pursuing a degree in education usually work as teachers at the elementary or secondary level. Further career options include guidance counselor, educational consultant, educational administration, coaching and other careers connected to both public and private school systems.

Preparation for IHCC:

Students planning a career in education should take four years of high school English because a great deal of reading and writing is expected in both the academic training of teachers and in their professional careers. A strong grounding in other core academic subjects such as math, science, and social studies is also quite necessary to successful academic preparation for an educational career. Familiarity with computers is also a  necessity for those interested in teaching. Additionally, students interested in pursuing an education major should consider electives in developmental and educational psychology. It is also advisable for students considering a career in education to volunteer in the public schools and find opportunities to work with children in an educational setting in order to make an informed career decision.

Recommended Courses:

Students planning to transfer to a four-year institution are strongly advised to familiarize themselves with the requirements of the education program at the institution to which they plan to transfer and work with an IHCC academic counselor to plan a program that meets those requirements.

Program Total: 69 Credits

Elementary Education


Term I


Total: 12 Credits


Term II


Total: 12 Credits


Term III


Total: 12 Credits


Term IV


Total: 12 Credits


Term V


XXX XXX AA Core Course - 3 Credits

XXX XXX AA Core Course - 3 Credits

XXX XXX AA Core Course - 3 Credits

XXX XXX AA Core/Elective Course - 3 Credits

Total: 12 Credits


Term VI


Total: 9 Credits


Education Core Course Recommendations

Oral Communications (SPC 101)

Humanities: select a Literature course and two - 3 credits
Humanities courses

Science: select a Biology, Chemistry or Earth Science, 2 of 3 lab sciences preferred

Social Sciences:
HIS 151           U.S. History
POL 111          American National Government
PSY 111           Introduction to Psychology
PSY 121          Developmental Psychology
PSY 223         Child and Adolescent Pychology
PSY 281          Educational Psychology (Spring Only)

Education elective Recommendations
ECE 170         Child Growth & Development
ECE 287         Exceptional Learning
PEH 210         Elementary Physical Education

 

Secondary Education


Term I


Total: 12 Credits


Term II


Total: 12 Credits


Term III


XXX XXX Science/Lab - 3 Credits

XXX XXX AA Core Course - 3 Credits

XXX XXX AA Core Course - 3 Credits

XXX XXX AA Core/Elective Course - 3 Credits

Total: 12 Credits


Term IV


XXX XXX Science/Lab - 3 Credits

XXX XXX AA Core Course - 3 Credits

XXX XXX AA Core Course - 3 Credits

XXX XXX AA Core/Elective Course - 3 Credits

Total: 12 Credits


Term V


XXX XXX AA Core Course - 3 Credits

XXX XXX AA Core Course - 3 Credits

XXX XXX AA Core Course - 3 Credits

XXX XXX AA Core/Elective Course - 3 Credits

Total: 12 Credits


Term VI


Total: 9 Credits


Education Core Course Recommendations

Oral Communications (SPC 101)

Humanities: select a Literature course and two - 3 credits
Humanities courses

Science: select a Biology, Chemistry or Earth Science, 2 of 3 lab sciences preferred

Social Sciences:
HIS 151           U.S. History
POL 111          American National Government
PSY 111           Introduction to Psychology
PSY 121          Developmental Psychology

Education elective Recommendations
ECE 170         Child Growth & Development
ECE 287         Exceptional Learning
PEH 210         Elementary Physical Education
PSY 223         Child and Adolescent Pychology
PSY 281          Educational Psychology (Spring Only)

Physical Education


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