Elementary Education, AA

Program Overview

Plan of Study in Elementary Education

The following curriculum is designed to satisfy the basic lower division requirements for elementary education majors at senior institutions. Students are encouraged to complete their Associate in Arts degree with an emphasis in Elementary Education prior to transfer. If you have chosen a transfer institution, consult them to make course selections. Students should consult with their transfer institution as early as possible in their program to determine the course choices preferred by that institution. Students enrolling in this curriculum are urged to meet with an academic advisor each semester to review course selections and transfer plans. A non-western culture class is required by most institutions.

Additional Program Information

Students planning to transfer to a university as an education major should complete the Illinois Test of Academic Proficiency (TAP) at the beginning of their sophomore year at KCC, unless ACT or SAT scores will be substituted for teacher education program admission.

For minimum score requirements:
www.il.nesinc.com - includes information about TAP test sites, registration and study guides; or
ACT Plus Writing or SAT Scores

Use the Transfer Guide

Log on to MyCreditsTransfer at www.itransfer.org to see how your courses transfer to other colleges and universities. MyCreditsTransfer also offers program requirements and course equivalencies.

Program Requirements

Major courses

EDUC 1713Intro to Public Education

3 Credits

EDUC 1833The Exceptional Learner/Child

3 Credits

MATH 1613Mathematics for Elementary Teachers I

3 Credits

Choose one

EDUC 2613Educational Psychology

3 Credits

CDEV 1513Child Growth & Development

3 Credits

PSYC 2553Lifespan Developmental Psychology

3 Credits

Total Credit Hours:12

Communications

ENGL 1613English I

3 Credits

ENGL 1623English II

3 Credits

SPCH 1553Introductory Speech

3 Credits

Total Credit Hours:9

A minimum grade of C is required in ENGL 1613 and ENGL 1623.

Laboratory Science

Laboratory Science Courses

8 Credits

Total Credit Hours:8

View Laboratory Science course options. Two courses, with one from the life sciences and one from the physical sciences. BIOL 1514 is recommended by some universities.

Mathematics

MATH 1623Math for Elementary Teachers II

3 Credits

Total Credit Hours:3

Humanities

Humanities Courses

9 Credits

Total Credit Hours:9

View Humanities course options. Choose three courses, with at least one literature course from the general category and at least one from the fine arts or interdisciplinary categories.

Social and behavioral science

PSYC 1813Introduction to Psychology

3 Credits

Choose two

HIST 2513History of the US to 1877

3 Credits

HIST 2523History of the U.S. 1877 to Present

3 Credits

PLSC 1513American Government

3 Credits

Total Credit Hours:9

Electives

Electives

14 Credits

Total Credit Hours:14

Choose from any transfer elective area. Appropriate electives have a second digit of 5, 6, 7, 8 or 9 in the KCC course number. A maximum of four (4) credit hours can come from physical education activity courses. Suggested electives: EDUC 1763; EDUC 2513; EDUC 2533; *GEOG 1513; *HUMS 2613; PHED 1512 and CDEV 2633 or HLTH 1513; IAI mathematics course(s); IAI Laboratory science course(s), CHEM 1504 may be accepted by some universities; IAI course(s) in the area of concentration. 

*Satisfies the non-Western Culture requirement.


Total Credit Hours: 64

Suggested Course Sequence

Fall semester

ENGL 1613English I

3 Credits

EDUC 1713Intro to Public Education

3 Credits

MATH 1613Mathematics for Elementary Teachers I

3 Credits

Humanities Course

3 Credits

Laboratory Science Course

4 Credits

Spring semester

ENGL 1623English II

3 Credits

MATH 1623Math for Elementary Teachers II

3 Credits

PSYC 1813Introduction to Psychology

3 Credits

SPCH 1553Introductory Speech

3 Credits

Laboratory Science Course

4 Credits

Fall semester

EDUC 1833The Exceptional Learner/Child

3 Credits

Social and Behavioral Science Course

3 Credits

 

EDUC 2613Educational Psychology

3 Credits

or

CDEV 1513Child Growth & Development

3 Credits

or

PSYC 2553Lifespan Developmental Psychology

3 Credits

 

Electives

6 Credits

Spring semester

Humanities Courses

6 Credits

Electives

8 Credits

Social and Behavioral Science Course

3 Credits