Liberal Arts/Elementary/Secondary Education - Associate in Arts

Curriculum Code: 251

Program Information
This program is designed for students who are planning to pursue a career in teaching at either the elementary or secondary level. Students gain the foundation courses and liberal arts background necessary to prepare for further study at a four-year college or university in the field of education.

When You Graduate
When You Graduate AA programs are primarily designed for students who plan to transfer as juniors at four- year colleges and universities. CCC graduates have obtained bachelor’s degrees and beyond from every college in New Jersey and scores of colleges and universities throughout America. As a graduate of a fully accredited community college, your coursework will be received with full credit transfer at most state colleges, public and private universities across the country. The NJ Lampitt bill passed in 2008 by the NJ State legislature assures seamless transfer of credits toward junior standing at NJ state colleges and universities.

Upon completion of this program, student should be able to:
•Understand and use a variety of instructional strategies to encourage development of critical thinking, problem solving and performance skills. •Understand individual and group motivation and behavior and use this understanding to create learning environments that encourage positive social interaction, active engagement in learning and self- motivation. •Locate, retrieve, interpret and critically evaluate information and information sources. •Be proficient in oral and written communication skills. •Graduates who intend to transfer will continue their education. •Reason critically, analyze and solve problems objectively.


Program Requirements (18)
Credits
GE
101
World Regional Geography or
GE
102
Cultural Geography
3
ED
101
Historical Foundations of Education
3
PY
102
Child Psychology
3
PY
213
Educational Psychology
3
Program Elective
3
Program Elective
3

General Education Requirements (46-47)
Credits
EN
101
English Composition I
3
EN
102
English Composition II
3
SP
203
Effective Speech
3
MA
109
Principles of Mathematics or
MA
115
Mathematical Structures & Algorithms
3
Science Elective
3-4
Science Elective
4
CS
101
Introduction to Microcomputers or
CS
102
Applications on the Microcomputer
3
SO
201
Introductory Sociology
3
PY
101
General Psychology
3
AR
101
Art Appreciation
3
Literature Elective
3
Humanities Elective
3
HI
101
Western Civilization I or
HI
102
Western Civilization II
3
HI
201
United States History I or
HI
202
United States History II
3
Diversity Elective
3

Total Credits: (64-65)

Program electives for transfer to: Rowan University: PY 214 and MA 109 or MA 115 Richard Stockton College of NJ: PY 214 and MA 109 or MA 115 Fairleigh Dickenson: 2 courses in one Foreign Language