Secondary Education (AASECO)

Associate in Arts

This associate degree program prepares students for transfer into a bachelor's degree program in secondary education at a 4-year college or university. This program covers the first 2 years of instruction, and:

  • Includes the general education courses,
  • Issued by most secondary education programs in Michigan, and
  • Prepares students for the state-mandated basic skills tests.

Details of skills students will learn for Secondary Education (AASECO) include:

  • Critical thinking and problem solving
  • How the brain learns
  • Brain specialization and learning
  • How stress impacts learning
  • How to apply the hierarchy of learning
  • How boys and girls learn differently
  • Teaching and learning styles
  • How to develop a lesson plan
  • How to design a rubric
  • How to apply Bloom's Taxonomy to lesson plans and lectures
  • Classroom management
  • Planning Special Education
  • IEP (Individual Education Plan) preparation
  • Teaching strategy preparation for vision and hearing impairments
  • Teaching strategy preparation for speech and language disabilities
  • Teaching strategy preparation for intellectual disabilities
  • How to write a grant proposal
  • How to develop a teaching portfolio
  • How to develop rubrics
  • Critical thinking and problem solving

Admission Requirements to 4-year Colleges

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' websites.

Ongoing Requirements

To be admitted to most bachelor degree teacher education programs, students must have:

  • a minimum grade point average of 2.0 for courses to transfer,
  • a minimum 60 college credits completed, and
  • successfully completed the state-mandated basic skills test.

2017-18 | 2018-19 | 2019-20

Program is also available online.

2019-2020 Academic Requirements

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: Articulation Agreements.

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.

Division
Humanities, Social & Behav Sci
Department
Behavioral Sciences Department
Advisors
Cassandra George-Sturges
(Items marked with an icon online icon 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 Behavioral 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
60

Footnotes:

 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.