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Elementary Education (AAELEM)

Associate in Arts Degree

Description

This program prepares students to transfer into an elementary education program at a four-year college or university. The first two years of instruction in a bachelor's degree program in elementary education is covered. The program includes the general education courses used for most elementary education programs in Michigan, that prepare students for the state-mandated basic skills tests. Requirements may vary among colleges so students should obtain the current curriculum from the college to which they are transferring and talk to an undergraduate advisor early in their studies. Curriculum and admission requirements are available on most colleges' Web sites.

Articulation

Ferris State University, BS degree;
Eastern Michigan University, BS degree.

This program meets MACRAO. Students must have their transcripts certified for MACRAO completion by the WCC Student Records Office.

Copies can be obtained from the Counseling Office, a program advisor, or from the Curriculum and Assessment Office Web site: www.wccnet.edu/departments/curriculum/articulation.php?levelone=colleges.

Admissions Requirements

Students must have an Academic Math Level of 3 to enroll in MTH 148. At least one year of high school algebra is recommended.

Continuing Eligibility

Admission requirements for bachelor's degree teacher education programs may vary among colleges. Most require a minimum grade point average of 2.0 for courses to transfer as well as a minimum of 56 to 60 college credits completed and successful completion of the state-mandated basic skills test before applying for admission to the program.

Contact Information

Division
Humanities, Social & Behav Sci
Department
Behavioral Sciences Department
Advisors
Cassandra George-Sturges

Requirements

First Semester
Class Title Credits
COM 101 Fundamentals of Speaking 3
ENG 111 Composition I 4
GEO 101 World Regional Geography 3
PLS 112 Introduction to American Government 3
Complete an Arts/Human. elective * 3
Total 16
Second Semester
Class Title Credits
ENG 226 Composition II 3
GLG 202 Earth Science for Elementary Teachers 4
MTH 148 Functional Math for Elementary Teachers I 4
PSY 100 Introduction to Psychology 3
Complete one course from the following: ENG 181, ENG 214, or ENG 242 3
Total 17
Third Semester
Class Title Credits
ENG 240 Children's Literature 3
PSY 251 Education of Exceptional Children 3
CIS 100 or Introduction to Computers and Software Applications
CIS 110 Introduction to Computer Information Systems 3
Complete a minimum of 6 credits in your major or minor area (e.g. language arts, math, science, social studies, etc.)** 6
Total 15
Fourth Semester
Class Title Credits
HST 201 United States History to 1877 3
MTH 149 Functional Math for Elementary Teachers II 4
PHY 100 Physics for Elementary Teachers 4
PSY 220 Human Development and Learning 4
Total 15
Total Credits Required
63

Footnotes

*For CMU select MUS 180.
**See an advisor to select a course that will meet the requirements of the college to which you are transferring.

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