Education

Curriculum EDU.EAE.AA (U224A13)

An introduction to teaching as a profession in the American education system offering a variety of perspectives on education, including historical, professional, social, legal and ethical issues in a diverse society. The curriculum also includes how schools are structured, governed and operated. Observation and assessment skills will be fostered through field experience. Admission into baccalaureate degree programs is competitive and most senior institutions require a GPA of 2.5 or higher. A "C" or better is required in all coursework at Triton College and senior institutions. Completion of these courses alone does not guarantee admission into the senior institution.

General Education Core:

11 courses (35-37 semester credits)

Communications: Three courses (nine semester credits)

 

RHT 101

Freshman Rhetoric & Composition I

3

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RHT 102

Freshman Rhetoric & Composition II

3

 

SPE 101

Principles of Effective Speaking

3

Social & Behavioral Sciences1: Three courses
(nine semester credits)

 

HIS 151

History of the United States to 1877

3

 

PSC 150

American National Politics

3

 

 

Electives

3

Humanities & Fine Arts1: Three courses (nine semester credits) At least one Humanities course and one Fine Arts course

Physical & Life Sciences: Two courses (eight to 10 semester credits) at least one Physical Science course and one Life Science course

Early Childhood Education (Birth to Grade 3/Age 8)

EDU.BTH.AA

Additional General Education Core: Six courses (19-20 semester credits)

Mathematics: Two courses (seven semester credits)

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MAT 117

Math for Elementary School Teachers II2

3

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MAT 170

Elementary Statistics2

4

Physical & Life Sciences: One course (four-five semester credits)

Humanities & Fine Arts: One course (three semester credits)

Social & Behavioral Sciences: One course (three semester credits)

Health/Physical Development: One course (three semester credits)

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ECE 118

Health, Nutrition and Safety2

3

Recommended Courses (up to 13 semester credits)

 

ECE 110

Early Child Development

3

 

ECE 111

Introduction to Early Childhood Education

3

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ECE 138

Observation, Assessment, Curriculum and Guidance of Young Children

3.5

 

PSY 234

Abnormal Child & Adolescence Psychology

3

One course selected from the two listed below:

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ECE 142

Students with Disabilities in School

3

 

EDU 200

Introduction to Special Education

3

Area of Concentration Courses 3

Up to nine semester credits in one of the following disciplines selected in consultation with the counselor for education majors: Art, Biology, Chemistry, Economics, English, a single foreign language, History, Mathematics, Music, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology or Theatre.

Additional General Education Core Courses to meet the AA degree requirements: 0-10 semester credits

Elementary Education (Grades K through 9)

EDU.EED.AA

Additional General Education Core: Six courses (18-19 semester credits)

Mathematics: Two courses (six semester credits)

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MAT 117

Math for Elementary School Teachers II2

3

#

MAT 170

Elementary Statistics2

4

Physical & Life Sciences: One course (four to five semester credits)

Humanities & Fine Arts: Two courses (six semester credits)

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ENG 103

Introduction to Fiction2

3

 

 

Humanities & Fine Arts elective

3-4

Health/Physical Development: One course (two semester credits)

 

HTH 104

Science of Personal Health2

2

Recommended Courses (up to 7.5 semester credits)

 

EDU 203

Portfolio Development for Educators

1

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EDU 206

Human Growth and Development

3

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EDU 207

Introduction to Education

3.5

Area of Concentration Courses 3

Up to nine semester hours of credit in one academic discipline at the sophomore level. Acceptable disciplines are: Art, Biology, Chemistry, Economics, English, a single foreign language, History, Mathematics, Music, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology or Theater.

Additional General Education Core Courses to meet the AA degree requirements: 0 - 11 semester credits

Secondary Education (Grades 6 - 12)

EDU.SED.AA

Additional General Education Core: Five courses (15-19 semester credits)

Mathematics: One course (three to five semester credits) selected from the following list:

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MAT 101

Quantitative Literacy

3

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MAT 102

Liberal Arts Mathematics

3

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MAT 124

Finite Mathematics

3

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MAT 131

Calculus & Analytic Geometry

5

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MAT 134

Introduction to Calculus for Business & Social Science

5

#

MAT 170

Elementary Statistics

4

Physical & Life Sciences: One additional course (four to five semester credits) will be necessary if the student has less than nine semester hours in this category.

Humanities & Fine Arts: Two courses (six to seven semester credits)

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ENG 103

Introduction to Fiction2

3

 

 

Humanities & Fine Arts elective

3-4

Health/Physical Development: One course (two semester credits)

 

HTH 104

Science of Personal Health2

2

Recommended Courses (up to nine semester credits)

#

EDU 200

Introduction to Special Education

3

 

EDU 203

Portfolio Development for Educators

1

#

EDU 207

Introduction to Education

3.5

One course selected from the following:

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EDU 206

Human Growth and Development

3

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EDU 215

Educational Psychology

3

Additional General Education Core Courses to meet the AA degree requirements: 0 - 15 semester credits

Special Education (Grades Pre-K through 12)

EDU.SPC.AA

Additional General Education Core: Five courses (15-19 semester credits)

Mathematics: One course (three to five semester credits) selected from the following list:

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MAT 101

Quantitative Literacy

3

#

MAT 102

Liberal Arts Mathematics

3

#

MAT 124

Finite Mathematics

3

#

MAT 131

Calculus & Analytic Geometry

5

#

MAT 134

Introduction to Calculus for Business & Social Science

5

#

MAT 170

Elementary Statistics

4

Physical & Life Sciences: One additional course (four to five semester credits) will be necessary if the student has less than nine semester credits in this category.

Humanities & Fine Arts: Two courses (six to seven semester credits)

#

ENG 103

Introduction to Fiction2

3

 

 

Humanities & Fine Arts elective

3-4

Health/Physical Development: One course (two semester credits)

 

HTH 104

Science of Personal Health2

2

Recommended Courses (up to nine semester credits)

 

EDU 203

Portfolio Development for Educators

1

#

EDU 206

Human Growth and Development

3

#

EDU 207

Introduction to Education

3.5

 

PSY 100

Introduction to Psychology

3

Additional General Education Core Courses to meet the AA degree requirements: 0 - 14 semester credits

Note: Wherever specific courses are not identified, every effort should be made to utilize only IAI approved courses.

1Students must complete at least one three-semester hour course in "Non-Western or Third-World Cultures" either in the Humanities & Fine Arts category or the Social & Behavioral Science category. Courses may be selected from:

 

ART 114

Survey of Asian Art

3

 

HIS 156

African History

3

 

HIS 191

History of Asia and the Pacific I

3

 

HIS 192

History of Asia and the Pacific II

3

 

HUM 165

Introduction to the Latin American Experience

3

 

PHL 105

World Religions

3

See EDU course descriptions, ECE course descriptions.

NOTE: EDU 055 is the suggested course elective for the Basic Skills Review.

2If this course is not completed at Triton, a similar course will have to be completed at the transfer school.

3The student, in cooperation with the counselor for education, should carefully select one discipline for additional study because an additional nine semester hours of upper division course work will be completed in that one discipline at the transfer school. These courses may or may not be listed in the General Education Core Curriculum.

Chairperson: Education, Mary Rinchiuso, Ext. 3022
Counselor: Kathy Cunningham, Ext. 3644