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.
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.
Program is also available online
2023-2024 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, BA or BS degree
Copies can be obtained from the Counseling Office, a program advisor, or from the Curriculum and Assessment Office Web site: https://www.wccnet.edu/learn/transfer-wcc-credits/articulation-agreements.php .
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.
|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||Diverse Children's Literature||3|
|Nat. Sci. Elective(s)||3|
|Complete a minimum of 3 credits in your major or minor area.*||3|
|PSY 100||Introduction to Psychology||3|
|Complete a minimum of 3 credits in a major or minor area.*||3|
|PSY 251||Education of Exceptional Children||3|
|Nat. Sci. Lab Elective(s)||4|
|Complete a minimum of 9 credits in major or minor area.*||9|
|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 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.