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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.

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/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
CIS 100 or Introduction to Computer Productivity Apps
CIS 110 Introduction to Computer Information Systems 3
COM 101 Fundamentals of Speaking 3
ENG 111 Composition I 4
PLS 112 Introduction to American Government 3
ENG 181 or African-American Literature
ENG 214 or Literature of the Non-Western World
ENG 242 Multicultural Literature for Youth 3
Total 16
Second Semester
Class Title Minimum Credits
ENG 226 Composition II 3
PSY 100 Introduction to Psychology 3
Complete one course from: ARB 111, ARB 122, ENG 160, ENG 170, ENG 211, ENG 212, ENG 213, ENG 222, ENG 223, ENG 224, FRN 111, FRN 122, FRN 213, FRN 224, GRM 111, GRM 122, SPN 111, SPN 122, SPN 201, or SPN 202* 3 - 5
Complete one course from: MTH 176, MTH 181, MTH 191 or MTH 197 4 - 5
Complete a minimum of 3 credits in a major or minor area.** 3
Total 16 - 19
Third Semester
Class Title Minimum Credits
PSY 251 Education of Exceptional Children 3
Complete one course from: BIO 101, BIO 102, CEM 105, CEM 111, GLG 100, GLG 114, PHY 105, or PHY 111 4
Complete one course from: HST 121, HST 122, HST 123, HST 201, or HST 202 3
Complete a minimum of 7 credits in a major or minor area.** 7
Total 17
Fourth Semester
Class Title Minimum Credits
PSY 220 Human Development and Learning 4
Complete a minimum of 3 credits in a major or minor area.** 3 - 4
Complete a second science course in a different discipline from: BIO 101, BIO 102, CEM 101, CEM 111, GLG 114, PHY 111 or any other MTA approved science course 4 - 5
Total 11 - 13
Total Credits Required
60 - 65


*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.

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

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