Secondary Education, AA

Program Overview

Plan of Study in Secondary Education

The following curriculum is designed to satisfy the basic lower division requirements for secondary education. Students are encouraged to complete their Associate in Arts degree with an emphasis in secondary education prior to transfer. Since secondary education is not a major at the baccalaureate level, students need to select a content area major and minor from among those disciplines taught in high school. Courses in the major and minor should be selected in consultation with an advisor. If you have chosen a transfer institution, consult them to make course selections Students also are urged to meet with an academic advisor each semester to review course selections and transfer plans.

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

Among required courses in this curriculum, one course meets Illinois Articulation Initiative Major-Specific requirements for secondary-education majors. Visit www.itransfer.org or a KCC academic advisor for more information.

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 1763Technology in Education

3 Credits

EDUC 1833The Exceptional Learner/Child

3 Credits

EDUC 2613Educational 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

12 Credits

Total Credit Hours:12

Three courses, with at least one from the life sciences and at least one from the physical sciences. View Laboratory Science course options.

Mathematics

Choose one

MATH 1704Contemporary Mathematics

4 Credits

MATH 1713Finite Mathematics

3 Credits

MATH 1774Statistics

4 Credits

MATH 1834Calculus for Business & Social Science

4 Credits

MATH 2515Calculus & Analytic Geometry I

5 Credits

Total Credit Hours:3-5

Humanities

Humanities Courses

9 Credits

Total Credit Hours:9

Three courses, with at least one from general humanities and at least one from the fine arts or interdisciplinary categories. View Humanities course options.

Social and behavioral science

PSYC 1813Introduction to Psychology

3 Credits

PLSC 1513American Government

3 Credits

Choose one

ANTH 1713Introduction to Anthropology

3 Credits

GEOG 1513World Regional Geography

3 Credits

HIST 2513History of the US to 1877

3 Credits

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

3 Credits

HIST 2533Latin American History

3 Credits

SOCY 2513Sociology

3 Credits

Total Credit Hours:9

Electives

Electives

10 Credits

Total Credit Hours:10

Choose courses from any transfer-level elective area. Appropriate electives have a a first digit of 1 or 2 and 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, including PHED 1512. EDUC 2533 and EDUC 2513, which are recommended.

Total Credit Hours: 64

Suggested Course Sequence

Fall semester

ENGL 1613English I

3 Credits

PSYC 1813Introduction to Psychology

3 Credits

EDUC 1713Intro to Public Education

3 Credits

Laboratory Science Course

4 Credits

Humanities Course

3 Credits

Spring semester

ENGL 1623English II

3 Credits

SPCH 1553Introductory Speech

3 Credits

PLSC 1513American Government

3 Credits

EDUC 1833The Exceptional Learner/Child

3 Credits

Laboratory Science Course

4 Credits

Fall semester

EDUC 2613Educational Psychology

3 Credits

Non-Western Culture Social Science Course

3 Credits

Humanities Course

3 Credits

Mathematics Elective

3-5 Credits

Electives

4 Credits

Spring semester

EDUC 1763Technology in Education

3 Credits

Humanities Course

3 Credits

Laboratory Science Course

4 Credits

Electives

6 Credits