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Associate in Science - Teacher Preparation

A QUICK INTRO

Few professions impact more lives over time than teachers. If you've been inspired to make a difference in others' lives, SCC is the perfect place to start your journey. This new pathway allows you to get at least 60 hours of college transfer courses that will be accepted by public universities throughout the state. 

 

WHAT YOU STUDY

Before teaching others, you'll become proficient in reading, writing, oral communication, fundamental mathematic skills and basic computer use. 

 

WHAT YOU CAN DO

Upon completing this degree at Southwestern, you can transfer to a four-year institution and pursue a bachelor's degree in teaching in a non-STEM major.

 

WHAT YOU CAN EARN

For more information about this field, including salary and career pathways, check out this link on our Career Coach assessment tool.

COURSE INFORMATION

 

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COURSE & HOUR REQUIREMENTS


ENGLISH / COMPOSITION - Universal General Education Transfer Component (UGETC) - 6 Semester Hour Credits required

Prefix No. Title Credit
ENG 111  Writing & Inquiry 3
ENG 112 Writing & Research in the Disciplines 3

 

HUMANITIES / FINE ARTS - 6 Semester Hours Credit required
Select six (6) credit hours from at least two different disciplines. One communications course is required.

ART 111 Art Appreciation 3
ART 114 Art History Survey I 3
ART 115 Art History Survey II 3
COM 120 Intro to Interpersonal Communication 3
COM 231 Public Speaking 3
ENG 231 American Literature I 3
ENG 232 American Literature II 3
ENG 241 British Literature I 3
ENG 242 British Literature II 3
HUM 110 Technology & Society 3
MUS 110 Music Appreciation 3
PHI 215 Philosophical Issues 3
PHI 240 Introduction to Ethics 3

 

SOCIAL / BEHAVIORAL SCIENCE -  
Select 3 credit hours:

ECO 251 Principles of Microeconomics 3
ECO 252 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
HIS 111 World Civilizations I 3
HIS 112 World Civilizations II 3
HIS 131 American History I 3
HIS 132 American History II 3
POL 120 American Government 3
PSY 150 General Psychology 3
SOC 210 Introduction to Sociology 3

 

NATURAL SCIENCE - UGETC - 
Select 8 credit hours from one sequence:

BIO 111 General Biology I and 4
BIO 112 General Biology II 4
CHM 151 General Chemistry I and 4
CHM 152 General Chemistry II 4
PHY 151 College Physics I  and 4
PHY 152 College Physics II 4
PHY 251 General Physics I  and 4
PHY 252 General Physics II 4

 

Mathematics - UGETC - (8) Semester Hour Credits
Required:

MAT 171 Precalculus Algebra 4
MAT 172 Precalculus Trigonometry 4
MAT 263 Brief Calculus 4
MAT 271 Calculus I 4
MAT 272 Calculus II 4

 

Required Courses:

ACA 122 College Transfer Success 1
SOC 225 Social Diversity 3

 

Required Education Courses:

EDU 187* Teaching and Learning for All 4
EDU 216 Foundations of Education 3
EDU 250 Teacher Licensure Preparation 3
EDU 279 Literacy Development and Instruction 4

*Students who have completed Teacher Cadet or Teaching as a Profession courses in high school with a B or better may substitute that course for EDU 187 Teaching and Learning for All.

 

Choose 11 Additional hours of transferrable courses focused on future major and closely related areas. Students should check physical education/health and foreign language requirements at the university they plan to attend.

AST 111 Descriptive Astronomy 3
AST 111A Descriptive Astronomy Lab 1
BIO 110 Principles of Biology 4
BIO 111 General Biology I* 4
BIO 112 General Biology II 4
BIO 120 Introductory Botany 4
BIO 130 Introductory Zoology 4
BIO 140 Environmental Biology 4
BIO 140A Environmental Biology Lab 1
CHM 131 Introduction to Chemistry 3
CHM 131A Introduction to Chemistry Lab 1
CHM 132 Organic & Biochemistry 4
CHM 151 General Chemistry I 4
CHM 152 General Chemistry II 4
ECO 251 Principles of Microeconomics 3
ECO 252 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
GER 111 Elementary German I 3
GER 112 Elementary German II 1
MAT 152 Statistical Methods I 4
MAT 271 Calculus I  4
MAT 272 Calculus II 4
MAT 273 Calculus III 4
PHY 151 College Physics I  4
PHY 152 College Physics II 4
PHY 251 General Physics I 4
PHY 252 General Physics II 4
SPA 111 Elementary Spanish I 3
SPA 112 Elementary Spanish II 3
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