General Studies, Teacher Education Specialization Elementary (K-6) 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.
Associate of Science (AS)
This program is intended to provide the student with a general course of study that parallels the freshman and sophomore years at most colleges and universities and prepares the student for a baccalaureate degree program in K-6. Students who wish to complete this program will be required to pass the Praxis Core Academic Skills exams test prior to transferring to the four-year institution. 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. Note that special education, physical education, health, art and music education majors must follow a different curriculum as determined by each transfer institution. Specific elementary teacher education requirements vary at senior institutions, however, and students should consult with senior institutions for additional guidance regarding 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 www.jtcc.edu/placement 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. Students who register in this program need to know which four-year college/university they plan to attend so they can select the most appropriate courses in areas where there are choices. New students should visit the Advising Center and returning students their faculty advisor for more information.
- Students are strongly encouraged to complete their SDV, ENG, and MTH requirements first.
- Students should consult with their academic advisor and check with prospective four-year institutions to determine best options for transfer.
- 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 must complete a minimum of 60 credits to earn an associate degree.
- Students should regularly meet with their faculty advisor and check their advisement report in MyTyler – SIS.
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