Academic Catalog

Education, Associate in Arts (EDUC)

Effective: Fall 2016

The Education curriculum was developed to meet the needs of current and prospective students interested in transferring to a four-year institution for the purpose of receiving a PA Public School Teacher’s Certification. This degree is designed to transfer to middle grades, secondary education, special education, or other four year certification degree programs. Among colleges and universities there are variances within the first two years at some schools contingent upon the area of PA Public School Certification pursued. Additionally, each of these areas of certification involves different course selections. All of these conditions necessitate working closely with a transfer counselor in the Career and Counseling Center to ensure a seamless transfer process to a four-year institution.

All students will be required to have Pennsylvania Child Abuse Clearance, Pennsylvania Criminal Clearance, FBI clearance and documentation of current immunizations and TB screening. The background checks should be acquired prior to starting coursework.

  • Comprehend the practical aspects of education, including governance, politics, funding, history, law, psychology and philosophical and societal effects.
  • Understand the diversity of students and student needs (educational, social, cultural, behavioral, academic) and the responsibility of a classroom teacher to meet these needs.
  • Develop the ability to evaluate, analyze and synthesize ideas from a variety of sources and formulate a preventative model of classroom management.
  • Identify various elements, methods and resources of effective teaching and learning and utilize them in planning instruction.
  • Understand the role that assessment plays in instruction.
  • Evaluate appropriate resources to plan instruction based on students’ needs.
  • Develop an understanding of teaching as a career choice, including job requirements, responsibilities, advantages and disadvantages.

The College Transfer Office is set up to help Delaware County Community College students transfer to four-year colleges and universities. If you are planning to transfer, you are strongly encouraged to meet with a transfer advisor within your first two semesters (or before you reach 30 transferable college credits from all institutions attended).

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterHours
ENG 100 English Composition I 3
PSY 140 General Psychology 3
Any transferable Scientific Inquiry (SI) designated science course 3-4
Any transferable Quantitative Reasoning (QR) designated MAT course 1 3-4
Open Elective 3
 Hours15-17
Second Semester
ENG 112 English Composition II: Writing About Literature 3
History Elective 3
Mathematics Elective 1 3-4
Humanities Elective 3
Open Elective 3
 Hours15-16
Third Semester
EDU 206 Teaching with Technology 3
EDU 220 Introduction to Special Education 3
PSY 235
Educational Psychology
or Adolescent Psychology
3
Social Science Elective 3
Education Elective or Open Elective 3
 Hours15
Fourth Semester
COMM 111 Public Speaking 3
Select one of the following Literature Elective: 3
British Literature I  
British Literature II  
American Literature I  
American Literature II  
Children's Literature  
Laboratory Science Elective 4
Open Elective 3
Education Elective or Open Elective 3
 Hours16
 Total Hours61-64

Notes

Scientific Inquiry (SI) designated courses.

Quantitative Reasoning (QR) designated courses.

1

MAT 120 Modern College Mathematics or higher, but not MAT 128 Algebra

Humanities Elective - Transfer Program

This list does not indicate College Academic Learning Goal designation.  Refer to your program curriculum for more information.

For college transfer curricula1:

Courses listed under subjects:
ART 100Art and Child Development (or above)3
COMM 100Interpersonal Communication (or above)3
ENG 112English Composition II: Writing About Literature (or above)3
HUM 100Introduction to Visual Arts (or above)3
MUS 101Fundamentals of Music (or above)3
PHI 100Introduction to Philosophy (or above)3
Foreign Languages:
FRE 101Elementary French I (or above)3
GER 101Elementary German I (or above)3
ITA 101Elementary Italian I (or above)3
SPA 101Elementary Spanish I (or above)3
1

The elective courses listed for transfer curricula are generally transferable to most institutions. However, depending on the program at the transfer institution, the courses may only be accepted as free electives. Be sure to meet with a transfer advisor when planning to transfer.

Social Science Electives - Transfer Program

This list does not indicate College Academic Learning Goal designation.  Refer to your program curriculum for more information.

For college transfer curricula1:

ADJ 240Criminology3
ADJ 260Corrections-Probation-Parole3
ECO 210Macroeconomic Principles3
ECO 220Microeconomic Principles3
EDU 110Introduction to Teaching (or above)3
HIS 110American History I (or above)3
INT 100Student Success3
POL 110Introduction to Political Science (or above)3
PSY 130Personal and Career Development (or above)3
SOC 110Introduction to Sociology (or above)3
SWO 101Introduction to Social Work and Human Services (or above)3
1

The elective courses listed for transfer curricula are generally transferable to most institutions. However, depending on the program at the transfer institution, the courses may only be accepted as free electives. Be sure to meet with a transfer advisor when planning to transfer.

Education Electives:

EDU 110Introduction to Teaching3
EDU 207Foundations of Literacy PK-43
EDU 208English Language Learners3
EDU 215Primary Grade Lab and Seminar4

Students are strongly encouraged to consult with both the DCCC Transfer Office as well as their academic advisor when selecting Mathematics Electives, Literature Elective, Open Electives and Education/Open Electives.

HYBRID DEGREE (online and classroom)

85% online

The following courses may not be available online:

Classroom Only
Scientific Inquiry (SI) designated course.4
COMM 111Public Speaking3