Education-Option

Liberal Arts, Associate in Arts


Designed as a transfer program for students interested in teaching certification, this option maximizes transfer of credits and academic status to a professional teacher education program. However, the transfer requirements of the four-year college must be satisfied for admittance into that college and its teacher certification program.

To gain certification in New Jersey, students must complete a discipline major and a professional sequence of courses in education. For maximum transfer of credits, students should select a discipline major as soon as possible and schedule elective courses accordingly.

To ensure that the specific requirements of the transfer college are met, all students interested in this option should contact the department chairperson, Donna Marie McElroy at (609)343-5677 or e-mail dmcelroy@atlantic.edu.

 

Courses Credits
GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES
When a General Education course is not specified, refer to the list of approved General Education courses.  
ENGL101-Composition
3
ENGL102-Composition II
3
Choose COMM110 or COMM120
3
MATH220-Statistical Methods
4
General Education Science course (life science BIOL)
4
General Education Science (physical science CHEM, ESCI or PHYS)
4
Choose PSYC101 or PSYC135
3
SOCL101-Principles of Sociology
3
Choose ARTS103, ARTS108, ARTS109, ARTS115, DANC170, MUSC100 or THEA110
3

Choose ENGL104, ENGL201, ENGL205, ENGL206, ENGL213 or ENGL214

3
General Education Humanities course
3
Choose two: HIST101, HIST102, HIST103 or HIST104
6
Choose GEOG102 or GEOG110
3
TOTAL GENERAL EDUCATION CREDITS
45
PROGRAM COURSES  
CISM128-Technology for Educators
3
EDUC101-Historical Foundations of American Education
3
EDUCC213-Educational Psychology
3
EDUC220-Field Placement in Educational Psychology (40 hours)
1
EDUC/PSYC226-Psychology of Exceptionality
3
HPED150-Concepts of Physical Fitness
1
Choose: CDCC/PSYC110-Child Development: Theory and Practice (4 credits) or PSYC135-Child Psychology (3 credits)
3
Choose SOCL102-Contemporary Social Problems or SOCL110-Minority Groups and Intergroup Relations
3
TOTAL PROGRAM CREDITS
20
TOTAL CREDITS REQUIRED FOR DEGREE
65
(EDUC) EFFECTIVE FALL 2011