NCCC College Catalog 2023-2024 
    Dec 09, 2023  
NCCC College Catalog 2023-2024

Elementary Education and Secondary Education, AS (64-66 credit hours)

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*This Program Path sunsets starting Fall 2024

*The Program Path starting Fall 2024 is To Be Determined

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.

Program Path 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 mherron@neosho.eduu, Advising Staff, 620-432-0311
(Fall) Semester I (Spring) Semester II
EDUC 104 Introduction to Teaching 2 cr hrs   HPER 150 Lifetime Fitness 1 cr hrs  
EDUC 105 Introduction to Teaching Lab 1 cr hrs   ENGL 289 English Composition II 3 cr hrs  
CURR 100 First Year Seminar 1 cr hrs   PSYC 155 General Psychology 3 cr hrs  
ENGL 101 English Composition I 3 cr hrs   MATH 113 College Algebra   OR
COMM 207 Fundamentals Of Speech 3 cr hrs        MATH 204 Mathematics for Education I 3 cr hrs  
CSIS 100 Computer Concepts & Applications 3 cr hrs   BIOL 111 General Biology   OR
HIST 200 Recent American History  OR      BIOL 115 Environmental Life Science 3 cr hrs  
     HIST 201 United States History I (to 1877)   OR BIOL 112 General Biology Lab   OR
     HIST 202 United States History II (1877-present) 3 cr hrs   BIOL 116 Environmental Life Science Lab 2 cr hrs  
Total Credit Hours: 16 Total Credit Hours: 15


(Fall) Semester III (Spring) Semester IV
PHYS 171 Physical Science 3 cr hrs   HIST 207 World Geography 3 cr hrs  
PHYS 172 Physical Science Lab 2 cr hrs   MUSI 140 Music In The Elementary Classroom 3 cr hrs  
SOSC 100 Introduction To Sociology 3 cr hrs   SOSC 101 American Government 3 cr hrs  
PSYC 263 Developmental Psychology 3 cr hrs   HIST 207 World Geography   OR
ART 102 Art Appreciation   OR      EDUC 252 Children’s Literature   OR
     ART 178 Intro to Visual Arts  OR      ENGL 221 Introduction to Western Literature 3 cr hrs  
     MUSI 120 Music Appreciation 3 cr hrs   Program Elective 3 cr hrs
Program Elective 3 cr hrs Program Elective 1-3 cr hrs
Total Credit Hours: 17 Total Credit Hours: 16-18
Total Program Path Credits for Associate of Science Degree: 64-66

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.

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