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Elementary Education

Curriculum pathway leading to an Associate in Arts in Liberal Arts & Sciences for students transferring into the following 4-year programs:

Interim Dean: Dr. Michael Vitale

The Associate in Arts Degree meets the Board of Regents Transfer and Articulation Agreement. A Student completing this program and transferring to a public university, therefore, "will be accepted as having satisfied the general education requirements of all Kansas public universities."

Since the transferability of courses will vary depending on the specific four-year institution, it is strongly recommended that if students are intending to transfer to a four-year institution, they must consult with the transfer institution and with their respective KCKCC advisor before enrolling in order to determine the transferability of their courses. It is the student's responsibility to follow the transfer requirements established by his/her transfer institution.

General Education Requirements

College Requirement - All first time degree-seeking students who score 73 or above on the COMPASS reading exam are required to take HUDV0100, First Year Experience. All degree-seeking students who score below 73 on the COMPASS reading exam will take HUDV0101, Strategies for Academic Excellence/Lifelong Learning. (See exemptions)

Course Number
Course Title
Hours
HUDV Requirement:
HUDV0100 First Year Experience or
1
HUDV0101 Strategies for Academic Excellence/Lifelong Learning
2
Total
1-2
 
Basic Skill Requirements: (12 credit hours)
ENGL0101 Composition I*
3
ENGL0102 Composition II*
3
SPCH0151 Public Speaking or
SPCH0153 Interpersonal Communication
3
Total
9
 
Mathematics Requirement:
MATH0105 College Algebra* or  
MATH0108 Pre-Calculus Mathematics*
3-5
Total
3-5
 
Humanities Requirements: (9 credit hours from at least 3 disciplines including: Art, History, Literature, Modern Language, Music, Philosophy or Theatre)
HIST0104 United States to 1877 or
HIST0105 United States Since 1877
3
MUSC0101 Music Appreciation
3
  Humanities Core Elective (from Art, Literature, Philosophy or Theatre)
3
Total
9
 
Social and Behavioral Science Requirements: (6 credit hours from at least 2 disciplines including: Anthropology, Economics, Geography, Political Science, Psychology and Sociology)
PSYC0101 Psychology*
3
SOSC0107 Sociology
3
Total
6
 
Natural and Physical Science (lecture with lab) Requirements:
  Natural or Physical Science Core Elective
5
Total
5
   
Modern Language Requirement:
  Modern Language Core Elective
5
Total
5
   
Total General Education Requirements
38-41
 
Technical Requirements 23 additional credit hours from the following:
ECON0201 Principles of Macroeconomics or  
ECON0202 Principles of Microeconomics
3
EDUC0160 Introduction to Teaching: Career Awareness
3
EDUC0161 Studying Children & Adolescents in the Schools
3
EDUC0262 Education in a Multicultural Society
3
ENGL0107 Children's Literature
3
EXSC0205 Personal, School & Community Health
3
LANG0139 Conversational Spanish or
 
LANG0151 Spanish for School Administrators, Teachers, Paraprofessionals, and Support Staff
3
PSYC0202 Child Development*
3
Total
23
   
Total hours required for an Associate in Arts in Liberal Arts and Sciences in Elementary Education Degree
62-65

*See course description for prerequisite.