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Secondary Education (AASECO)

Associate in Arts Degree

Program is also available online.


This program prepares students for transfer into a bachelor's degree program in secondary education at a four-year college or university. The program covers the first two years of instruction, including the general education courses, used by most secondary education programs in Michigan, which prepare students for the state-mandated basic skills tests. Requirements may vary among colleges. 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.


Eastern Michigan University, BS degree.

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

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

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


(Items marked in orange are available online.)
First Semester
Class Title Minimum Credits
COM 101 Fundamentals of Speaking 3
ENG 111 Composition I 4
ENG 181 or African-American Literature
ENG 214 or Literature of the Non-Western World
ENG 242 Multicultural Literature for Youth 3
Elective(s) Natural Sciences 3
Complete a minimum of 3 credits in your major or minor area. * 3
Total 16
Second Semester
Class Title Minimum Credits
Elective(s) Arts and Humanities ** 3
Elective(s) Math 3
PSY 100 Introduction to Psychology 3
Complete a minimum of 3 credits in a major or minor area. * 3
Total 12
Third Semester
Class Title Minimum Credits
PSY 251 Education of Exceptional Children 3
Elective(s) Natural Sciences with Lab 4
Complete a minimum of 9 credits in major or minor area. * 9
Total 16
Fourth Semester
Class Title Minimum Credits
PSY 220 Human Development and Learning 4
Social and Behaviorial Science Restricted Elective: Choose one HST 121, HST 122, HST 123, HST 201 or HST 202 3
Complete a minimum of 6 credits in a major or minor area. * 6
Elective(s) to reach a minimum 60 credits. 3
Total 16
Total Credits Required


A course counted for general education or program requirements may not also be counted for a major/minor area.

*See an advisor to select courses that will meet the requirements of the college to which you are transferring.

**Students following the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA) should select their second Arts and Humanities course from any on the approved MTA list except ENG, GDT 101 and PHO 103.

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