Student ID:__________________________ Student Name:_______________________ Adviser Name:_______________________ Catalog: Guam Community College 2017-2018 Catalog Program: Education, A.A. Minimum Credits Required:__________________

Education, A.A.

Program Mission

The Education program’s mission is to prepare individuals to be professional educators, show a positive attitude toward all students and their families, and obtain the skills to plan and implement a program that is safe, educational, and healthy.

Program Description

The Associate of Arts in Education is designed to provide entry-level training for persons interested in working in educational settings. The program also serves as a career/educational ladder for those interested in pursuing a Bachelors degree in the field.  Students may choose from two areas of concentration:  Bachelor Foundation and/or Pre-Professional.  Emphasis is placed on students learning outcomes in a broad range of educational areas. Only technical requirement courses which have a grade of “C” or better will be counted towards the Associate degree.

Program Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs):

Upon successful completion of the AA in Education program, students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate professionalism and ethical conduct within the educational field.
  2. Demonstrate appropriate knowledge and disposition needed to effectively work with students, including those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, and student with disabilities.
  3. Develop and implement developmentally and age-appropriate teaching strategies needed to effectively work with students in a classroom setting.

A. General Education Requirements

 Please refer to the General Education requirements in this catalog.

Note:  Education majors must take EN 110 as part of their General Education requirements.  Bachelor Foundation majors must also take PY 120 to fulfill their Social & Behavior Sciences requirement and ASL 110 to fulfill their Humanities requirement.

Minimum Bachelor Foundation Total General Education Requirements - 20

Minimum Pre-professional Total General Education Requirements - 19

B. Technical Requirements

Course NameTerm TakenGradeGen Ed
ASL 100 - American Sign Language I (4)
ED 150 - Introduction to Teaching (3)
ED 220 - Human Growth & Development (3)
ED 231 - Introduction to Exceptional Children (3) +
ED 292 - Education Practicum (3) +

Total Technical Requirements - 16

C. Area of Concentration Requirements

1. Bachelor Foundation

Course NameTerm TakenGradeGen Ed
EN 111 - Writing for Research (3) +
EN 125 - Introduction to Human Communication and Speech (3) +
EN 210 - Introduction to Literature (3) +
TH 101 - Introduction to Theater (3)
HI 121 - History of World Civilization I (3) OR
HI 122 - History of World Civilization II (3)
EC 110 - Principles of Economics (3) +
HU 120 - Pacific Cultures (3)
HL 202 - Nutrition (3) OR
PY 100 - Personal Adjustment (3)
SI 103 - Introduction to Marine Biology (3) AND
SI 103L - Introduction to Marine Biology Laboratory (1) OR
SI 110 - Environmental Biology (3) AND
SI 110L - Environmental Bio Lab (1)
PI 101 - Introduction to Philosophy (3)

Total Bachelor Foundation Concentration Requirements - 31

2. Pre-professional

Complete at least 25 credits from the following list of courses or other Education courses approved by the Education Department chairperson.

Course NameTerm TakenGradeGen Ed

Any CD or ED courses not used in the technical requirements (22)

OA 101 - Keyboarding and Document Processing (3)

Total Pre-professional Concentration Requirements - 25

Total Credits Required Bachelor Foundation - 67

Total Credits Required Pre-professional - 60