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Secondary 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

Students interested in teaching at the secondary level are able to secure their first two years of general education courses at the community college. Students need to plan their program to include basic courses in the areas of their teaching major/majors. 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:
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)
FNAR0101 Art Appreciation
3
HIST0104 United States to 1877 or
HIST0105 United States Since 1877
3
MUSC0101 Music Appreciation
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:
  Foreign Language Core Elective
5
Total
5
   
Total General Education Requirements
38-41
 
Technical Requirements:
EDUC0160 Introduction to Teaching: Career Awareness
3
EDUC0161 Studying Children & Adolescents in the Schools
3
EDUC0262 Education in a Multicultural Society
3
EXSC0205 Personal School Community Health
3
ECON0201 Principles of Macroeconomics** or
ECON0202 Principles of Microeconomics
3
LANG0139 Conversational Spanish or
LANG0151 Spanish for School Administrators, Teachers, Paraprofessionals, and Support Staff
3
  Electives
4-7
  Note: Social Studies majors also need ECON0202  
Total
22-25
   
Total required for an Associate in Arts in Liberal Arts & Sciences in Secondary Education Degree
60-66

*See course description for prerequisite.
**Social Studies majors also need Principles of Microeconomics ECON0202.