NCCC College Catalog 2022-2023 
    Jun 15, 2024  
NCCC College Catalog 2022-2023 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Elementary Education and Secondary Education, AS

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The Associate of Science with an emphasis in Elementary and/or Secondary Education curriculum at NCCC provides the first two years of general education courses for most bachelor degree programs in elementary or secondary education. The student must apply for admittance to most teacher education programs after completing the first two years of college.


The student will need to demonstrate proficiencies in reading, English, and mathematics based on the Mandatory Placement Policy, or by taking the recommended/ required classes. Some of the courses in this curriculum have specific prerequisites.

General Education (GE) Courses

In order to graduate with a college degree, all students are required to take certain general education courses. These include English composition, speech, wellness, science, art and humanities, mathematics, computer systems, and social and behavioral science.

Program Core Courses for Elementary Education

EDUC 104 Introduction to Teaching /EDUC 105 Introduction to Teaching Lab , PSYC 263 Developmental Psychology , EDUC 252 Children’s Literature , MATH 204 Mathematics for Education I , MUSI 140 Music In The Elementary Classroom .

Program Core Courses for Secondary Education

EDUC 104 Introduction to Teaching /EDUC 105 Introduction to Teaching Lab , PSYC 263 Developmental Psychology .

Program Elective Courses for Education

Elective courses should be selected from major areas of study.

Program Outcomes

  1. Evaluate the varied aspects of teaching as a profession.
  2. Discuss the different experiences encountered at the secondary and elementary level.
  3. Demonstrate an understanding of theories of human physical, cognitive and social development.
  4. Students will be able to utilize appropriate skills to enhance teaching and learning.
  5. Analyze effective classroom management and communication skills.

Course Sequence

The listing that follows is a recommended sequence of courses for full-time students. The student should consult with an advisor for information specific to their academic situation.

For more information contact:

Program advisor
Melinda “Mindy” Herron, 620-432-0314

Elementary Education and Secondary Education AS Requirements

Total Credit Hours: 16

Total Credit Hours: 15-17

(Fall) Semester III

Total Credit Hours: 17

(Spring) Semester IV

Total Credit Hours: 16-18

Total Program Credits for AS Degree: 64-68

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