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Education Transfer Degree Program

Young Student With AppleThe Education program at Coffeyville Community College is designed for students who intend to transfer to a four-year college and university degree program.  The Associate in Arts Degree is the most appropriate degree option for most education majors. 

Education students must complete a bachelor's degree with state certification in elementary or secondary education.  Students may begin their program of study at the community college with courses which will transfer to four-year institutions.  Classes should be chosen with both a student's minor and a specific transfer institution in mind.  Education students are encouraged to take the Pre-Professional Skills Test (PPST) while attending the community college. 

Student should check with advisor for specific course requirements at transfer institution.  The specific classes taken by the education major will largely depend upon the requirements of their intended transfer college/ university.  Education majors are encouraged to decide early on transfer institution.

Recommended Elementary Education Courses

    Credit Hrs.
PSYC-101 General Psychology 3
PSYC-102 Developmental Psychology 3
MATH-105 College Algebra 3
MATH-250 Elementary Statistics 3
or    
MATH-115 Calculus with Analytic Geometry 5
BIOL-101 General Biology 5
PHYS-205 Physical Science 5
ECON-205 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
GEOG-120 World Geography 3
ENGL-190 Introduction to Literature 3
ENGL-207 Children's Literature 3
ARTS-152 Elementary Art 3
HIST-102 Early U.S. History 3
or    
HIST-103 Recent U.S. History 3
EDUC-195 Introduction to Education 3
EDUC-220 Pre-Professional Teaching Laboratory 1


Additional Courses

    Credit Hrs.
SOCI-101 Introduction to Sociology                 3
ENGL-204 American Literature 3
or    
ENGL-203 Major English Writers 3
GOVN-104 U.S. Government 3
THTR-160 Theatre Appreciation 3


Recommended Secondary Education Courses

    Credit Hrs.
PSYC-101 General Psychology 3
PSYC-102 Developmental Psychology 3
MATH-105 College Algebra 3
MATH-250 Elementary Statistics 3
or    
MATH-115 Calculus with Analytic Geometry I 5
BIOL-101 General Biology 5
PHYS-205 Physical Science 5
ECON-205 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
GEOG-120 World Geography 3
ENGL-190 Introduction to Literature 3
HIST-102 Early U.S. History 3
or    
HIST-103 Recent U.S. History 3
ARTS-140 Art History and Appreciation I 3
EDUC-195 Introduction to Education 3
EDUC-220 Pre-Professional Teaching Laboratory 1


Additional Courses

    Credit Hrs.
THTR-160 Theatre Appreciation 3
MUSC-122 Music Appreciation 3
SOCI-101 Introduction to Sociology 3
GOVN-104 U.S. Government 3


To complete an associate degree the program emphasis credit hours and the general education credit hours, which must be taken from the list approved by the General Education Committee, must total at least 64 credit hours.  Also see specific curriculum guide for program emphasis.  Certain general education courses are preferred for different programs. 

(Required cumulative GPA of 2.75 to enter most teacher education programs.)

Course Descriptions

EDUC-195.  Introduction to Education.  3 Hours.  This course will provide a survey of the historical, philosophical and cultural foundations of education and an overview of the process of the establishment of educational policy.  Common effective teaching methodologies will be examined.  The course serves as an introduction to teacher preparation programs at universities and is required for program admissions. 

EDUC-220.  Pre-Professional Teaching Laboratory.  1 Hour.  This course will provide laboratory experience to those preparing to teach through observing, working with individual students or small groups and sometimes working as a teacher's aid in school settings. Prerequisite:  Developmental Psychology.