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General Studies, Secondary Teacher Education Specialization in Mathematics 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 math major at most four-year colleges and plan to teach mathematics 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 Mathematics. 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 advisor to ensure that they select courses that best prepare them for the specific requirements of their intended transfer college or university. 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 may need to complete placement tests in English and mathematics. Visit for all course placement options. 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.

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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  
Mathematics Elective 14-15   See Note 2
HIS 121 United States History I or HIS 122 United States History II 3   See Note 3
Laboratory Science Elective 4   See Note 4
ENG 112 College Composition II 3 ENG 111  
HIS 111 History of World Civilization I or HIS 112 History of World Civilization II 3   See Note 3
CST 100 Principles of Public Speaking 3    
ART 101 History and Appreciation of Art I or ART 102 history and Appreciation of Art II 3   MUS 121
PSY 230 Developmental Psychology or PSY 235 Child Psychology 3    
Literature Elective 3 ENG 112 See Note 5
Laboratory Science Elective 4   See Note 4
Transfer Elective 9-10   See Note 6
EDU 200 Introduction to Teaching as a Profession 3 24 credits of transfer courses  
Total Minimum Credits to Complete 60    


  1. Students are strongly encouraged to complete their SDV, ENG, and MTH requirements first.
  2. Math majors are required to take a minimum of 14 credits from the Mathematics Electives List, starting their first semester with the highest level class for which they are prepared. Please see below. If possible students are encouraged to take MTH 173, MTH 174, MTH 277, and MTH 285 in order to be on schedule after transfer to a university.
  3. It is recommended that the history elective include American history and world history. Students should consult with prospective four-year institutions.
  4. Math majors should take BIO 101-102 or CHM 111-112 or either PHY 201-202 or PHY 241-242. Students should consult their prospective four-year institutions to determine best options for transfer.
  5. The literature requirement can be satisfied by any 200-level English literature course, exclusive of composition and creative writing courses.
  6. Students should consult with prospective four-year institutions to determine foreign language and other degree requirements when selecting electives. See for options.
  7. Students should regularly meet with their faculty advisor and check their advisement report in MyTyler – SIS.
Math Electives List—Choose minimum 14 credits CR Pre-requisite Courses
MTH 163 Precalculus I 3 Modules 1-9
MTH 164 Precalculus II 3 MTH 163
MTH 166 Precalculus (equivalent of MTH 163 + MTH 164) 5 Modules 1-9
MTH 173 Calculus I 5 MTH 164
MTH 174 Calculus II 5 MTH 173
MTH 277 Vector Calculus 4 MTH 174
MTH 285 Linear Algebra 4 MTH 174

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