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Liberal Arts, Secondary Teacher Education Specialization in English AA

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 Arts (AA)

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This program is specifically designed for students who plan to transfer into an English major at most four-year universities and plan to teach English at the secondary level. Following the prescribed coursework in this program will result in graduation with the Associate in Arts Degree (A.A.) in Liberal Arts with a Specialization in Secondary Teacher Education in English. Students who complete this program will be required to pass the Praxis Core Academic Skills exams for acceptance into teacher education programs at four-year universities. Students should consult with their faculty advisors to ensure that they select courses that best prepare them for the specific requirements of their intended transfer college or university for a major in English. Specific secondary teacher education requirements vary at universities; however, and students should consult with four-year universities 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 Requirements  
ENG 112 College Composition II 3 ENG 111  
ENG 241 Survey of American Literature I
or ENG 242 Survey of American Literature II
3 ENG 112  
Literature Elective (choose 1)
ENG 241 Survey of American Literature I
ENG 242 Survey of American Literature II
ENG 243 Survey of English Literature I
ENG 244 Survey of English Literature II
ENG 251 Survey of World Literature I
ENG 252 Survey of World Literature II
3 ENG 112 for Literature courses  
CST 100 Principles of Public Speaking 3    
MTH 154 Quantitative Reasoning or
MTH 161 Precalculus I
3 See Placement Requirements See Note 2
HIS 121 United States History I or
HIS 122 United States History II
History Elective (choose 1):
HIS 101 History of Western Civilization I
HIS 102 History of Western Civilization II
HIS 111 History of World Civilization I
HIS 112 History of World Civilization II
3   See Note 2
BIO 101 General Biology I 4 See Placement Requirements  
PHY 101 Introduction to Physics I 4    
ART 101 History and Appreciation of Art I or
ART 102 History and Appreciation of Art II or
MUS 121 Music Appreciation I
PSY 230 Developmental Psychology 3    
ECO 201 Principles of Macroeconomics or
ECO 202 Principles of Microeconomics or
PLS 135 American National Politics
SPA 101 Beginning Spanish I or
FRE 101 Beginning French I or Approved Elective
3-4   See Note 3
SPA 102 Beginning Spanish II or
FRE 102 Beginning French II or Approved Elective
3-4   See Note 3
SPA 201 Intermediate Spanish I or
FRE 201 Intermediate French I or Approved Elective
3   See Note 3
SPA 202 Intermediate Spanish II or FRE 202 Intermediate French II 3   See Note 3
Choose 1 from courses listed previously, or 1 of the following:
ENG 210 Advanced Composition
ENG 211 Creative Writing
REL 230 Religions of the World
ITE 115 Intro to Computer Applications and Concepts or
ITE 119 Information Literacy
MTH 162 Precalculus II
MTH 245 Statistics I
PHI 220 Ethics
REL 230 Religions of the World
3 See Placement Requirements. See Note 4
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 should consult with their academic advisor and check with prospective four-year institutions to determine best options for transfer.
  3. Students should enroll in the highest-level foreign language course for which they are prepared. Heritage or conversationally fluent speakers may enroll directly into 102. Most four-year English and history degrees require completion of a foreign language at the 202-level; 101, 102, and 201 should be taken only as needed in preparation for 202. Students who are not required to complete lower-level foreign language must select from the Approved Electives listed below. Please check with your advisor to determine the best option(s) for course substitution or if you wish to take a foreign language other than Spanish or French.
  4. Students should regularly meet with their faculty advisor, confirm requirements at their intended four-year transfer institution, and check their advisement report in MyTyler – SIS.

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