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General Studies, Secondary Teacher Education Specialization in Mathematics AS

The template below is for students declaring a major for the catalog year 2018-19. The Advising Sheet Archive contains printable advising sheets for the catalog years 2016-17, 2017-18, and 2018-19. Students already with a declared major should view their advising report in SIS for appropriate course selection.

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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  
ENG 112 College Composition II   ENG 111  
Literature Elective (choose 1):
ENG 241 Survey of American Literature I
ENG 242 Survey of American Literature II
ENG 251 Survey of World Literature I
ENG 252 Survey of World Literature II
3 ENG 112  
CST 100 Principles of Public Speaking 3    
Mathematics 14-15   See Note 2
HIS 111 History of World Civilization I or HIS 112 History of World Civilization II 3    
HIS 121 United States History I or HIS 122 United States History II 3    
Laboratory Elective (choose 1):
BIO 101 General Biology I
CHM 111 General Chemistry I
PHY 201 General College Physics I
4 See Placement Requirements See Note 3
Laboratory Elective (choose 1):
BIO 102 General Biology II
CHM 112 General Chemistry II
PHY 202 General College Physics II
4 See Placement Requirements See Note 3
ART 101 History and Appreciation of Art I or
ART 102 history and Appreciation of Art II or
MUS 121 Music Appreciation
PSY 230 Developmental Psychology 3    
SPA 101 Beginning Spanish I or
FRE 101 Beginning French I or
Approved Elective
3-4   See Note 4
SPA 102 Beginning Spanish II or
FRE 102 Beginning French II or
Approved Elective
3-4   See Note 4
Approved Elective
Any courses from the Math Electives List (3 to 5 credits each) or
CSC 200 Introduction to Computer Science
ECO 201 Principles of Macroeconomics
ECO 202 Principles of Microeconomics
FRE 201 Intermediate French I
FRE 202 Intermediate French II
HLT 160 Personal Health and Wellness
PHI 111 Logic
PHI 220 Ethics
REL 230 Religions of the World
SPA 201 Intermediate Spanish I
SPA 202 Intermediate Spanish II
3-5   See Note 5
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 263, MTH 264, MTH 265, and MTH 266 or MTH 267 in order to be on schedule after transfer to a university.
  3. For optimum transferability students should take BIO 101-102 or CHM 111-112 or PHY 201-202.
  4. Some transfer institutions/majors require that students have a foreign language proficiency through the 102 level. Students who took 3 years of the same foreign language in high school may be exempt from this requirement. Native/fluent speakers may enroll directly into SPA or FRE 102. Please check with your faculty advisor to determine if your transfer institution requires a foreign language and/or if you wish to take a language other than Spanish or French. Students who have fulfilled their foreign language requirement or whose transfer program does not require foreign language may take an Approved Elective.
  5. Students should consult with their academic advisor and prospective four-year institutions to determine best options for transfer. Students must complete a minimum of 60 credits to earn an associate degree. Students who have completed a minimum of 60 credits may waive the Approved Elective option.
  6. Students should regularly meet with their faculty advisor, confirm requirements at desired four-year institution, and check their advisement report in MyTyler – SIS.
Math Electives List—Choose minimum 14 credits CR Pre-requisite Courses
MTH 161 Precalculus I 3 Modules 1-9
MTH 162 Precalculus II 3 MTH 161
MTH 167 Precalculus (equivalent of MTH 163 + MTH 164) 5 Modules 1-9
MTH 263 Calculus I 5 MTH 162
MTH 264 Calculus II 5 MTH 263
MTH 265 Calculus III 4 MTH 264
MTH 266 Linear Alebra or 3 MTH 264
MTH 267 Differential Equations 3 MTH 264

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