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General Studies, Secondary Teacher Education Specialization in Mathematics and Science AS

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Associate of Science (AS)

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This program is specifically designed for students who plan to transfer into a science or math major at most four-year colleges and plan to teach in mathematics and science at the secondary level. Following the prescribed coursework in this program will result in graduation with the Associate in Science Degree (A.S.) in General Studies with a Specialization in Secondary Teacher Education in Science or Math. Students who complete this program will be required to pass the Praxis Core Academic Skills exams for acceptance into teacher education programs at senior institutions. Students should consult with their advisors to ensure that they select courses that best prepare them for the specific requirements of their intended transfer college or university for majors in biology, chemistry, physics, or math. Specific secondary teacher education requirements vary at senior institutions, however, and students should consult with senior institutions for additional guidance regarding electives for pre-teacher preparation

Program Requirements and Special Conditions

Students must meet JTCC admission requirements. Students must also complete placement tests (or equivalent) in English and mathematics, and scores will be used for appropriate course placement. If students have deficiencies in English and/or mathematics, JTCC offers developmental and prerequisite courses to prepare students for the curriculum. New students should visit the Advising Center and returning students their faculty advisor for more information.

Printable Advising Sheet

Required Courses CR. Pre-requisite Courses Approved Course Substitutions
SDV 101 Orientation to Future Teachers 1   SDV 100
ENG 111 College Composition I 3 See placement test scores  
ENG 112 College Composition II 3 ENG 111  
MTH 173 Calculus with Analytical Geometry I 5 MTH 164 or MTH 166 MTH 174; See Note 3
MTH 157 Elementary Statistics 3 See placement test scores See Note 3
CHM 111 College Chemistry I 4 MTE modules 1-9  
CHM 112 College Chemistry II 4 CHM 111  
Humanities Elective 3   See Note 9
History Elective 3   See Note 2
History Elective 3   See Note 2
Literature Elective 3 ENG 112 See Note 5
EDU 200 Introduction to Teaching as a Profession 3 24 credits of transfer courses  
Lab Science or Mathematics Elective 4   See Note 4
Lab Science or Mathematics Elective 4   See Note 4
Health/Physical Education Elective 1    
PHY 201 General College Physics I 4   BIO 101, BIO 110, PHY 241
PHY 202 General College Physics II 4 PHY 201 BIO 102, BIO 120, PHY 242. See Note 6
Social/Behavioral Science Elective 3   See Note 7
Transfer Elective 3   See
Total Minimum Credits to Complete 61    


  1. Students are strongly encouraged to complete their SDV, ENG, and MTH requirements first.
  2. It is recommended that the history elective include American history and world history. Students should consult with prospective four-year institutions.
  3. Students may be required to take MTH 164 or MTH 166 as prerequisites for MTH 173. MTH 173 and MTH 157 are recommended for biology majors. MTH 173 and MTH 174 are recommended for math, chemistry, and physics majors.
  4. Acceptable electives include MTH 277, BIO 256, BIO 279, GOL 105, NAS 125 and PHY 150.
  5. The literature requirement can be satisfied by any 200-level English literature course, exclusive of composition and creative writing courses.
  6. Math and physics majors should take PHY 241 and PHY 242 rather than PHY 201 and PHY 202.
  7. The social/behavioral sciences elective requirements can be satisfied by courses with the following prefixes: PSY (except PSY 100), SOC, ECO, GEO, PLS and HIS.
  8. It is recommended that students consult their prospective four-year transfer institution when selecting electives.
  9. The Humanities Elective requirement may be satisfied by completing an approved conceptual or applied humanities course. See web site ( for a list of approved conceptual and applied humanities electives. Students should check with their transfer institutions about foreign language requirements.
  10. Students should regularly meet with their faculty advisor and check their advisement report in MyTyler – SIS.

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