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