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General Studies, Teacher Education Specialization Elementary (K-6) AS

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Associate of Science (AS)

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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 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.

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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 Requirements  
MTH 170 Foundations in Contemporary Mathematics or MTH 163 Precalculus I 3 See Placement Requirements See Note 2
HIS 121 United States History I or HIS 122 United States History II 3   See Note 3
BIO 101 General Biology I 4   See Note 4
ART 101 History and Appreciation of Art or ART 102 History and Appreciation of Art II 3   MUS 121
ENG 112 College Composition II 3 ENG 111  
MTH 157 Elementary Statistics or MTH 164 Precalculus II 3 See placement test scores See Note 2
HIS 111 History of World Civilization I or HIS 112 History of World Civilization II 3   HIS 101, HIS 102. See Note 3
PHY 101 Introduction to Physics I 4   See Note 4
PSY 230 Developmental Psychology or PSY 235 Child Psychology 3    
MILESTONE: General Education Certificate (See faculty advisor)
CST 100 Principles of Public Speaking 3    
ECO 201 Principles of Economics I: Macroeconomics 3   See Note 5
ENG 241 Survey of American Literature I 3 ENG 112 ENG 242, ENG 243, ENG 244, ENG 251, ENG 252
GEO 210 People and the Land: Cultural Geography 3    
PLS 135 American National Politics 3    
Transfer Elective 9   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. Students pursuing non-STEM majors (i.e. liberal arts, social sciences, communication, etc.) should take MTH 157 and MTH 170. Please note that students must consult with an advisor since math requirements of different majors vary by program and transfer institution.
  3. It is recommended that the HIS requirement include American history and world history. Students should consult with prospective four-year institutions to determine best options for transfer.
  4. Two different science disciplines are recommended and are even required at some transfer institutions. Students should consult with their prospective four-year institutions.
  5. ECO 120 may be used as a standard course option for some colleges and universities. Students should consult with their prospective four-year institutions.
  6. Transfer institutions may have foreign language, computer competency or health/physical education requirements. Students must consult with their advisor to determine the best option. See for list of Approved Transfer Electives.
  7. Students should regularly meet with their faculty advisor and check their advisement report in MyTyler – SIS.

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