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

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

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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.

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 or Advising Staff, 620-432-0311 if program advisor is unavailable.
(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   (SGE)010
CURR 100 First Year Seminar 1 cr hrs  (SGE)070 PSYC 155 General Psychology 3 cr hrs   (SGE)050
ENGL 101 English Composition I 3 cr hrs   (SGE)010 MATH 113 College Algebra   (SGE)030
COMM 207 Fundamentals Of Speech 3 cr hrs   (SGE)020 OR MATH 204 Mathematics for Education I 3 cr hrs  
CSIS 100 Computer Concepts & Applications 3 cr hrs   (SGE)070 BIOL 111 General Biology   (SGE)040
HIST 200 Recent American History  (SGE)060 OR BIOL 115 Environmental Life Science 3 cr hrs   (SGE)040
OR HIST 201 United States History I (to 1877)   (SGE)060 BIOL 112 General Biology Lab   (SGE)040
OR HIST 202 United States History II (1877-present) 3 cr hrs   (SGE)060 OR BIOL 116 Environmental Life Science Lab 2 cr hrs   (SGE)040
Total Credit Hours: 16 Total Credit Hours: 15


(Fall) Semester III (Spring) Semester IV
PHYS 171 Physical Science 3 cr hrs   (SGE)040 HIST 207 World Geography 3 cr hrs   (SGE)050
PHYS 172 Physical Science Lab 2 cr hrs   (SGE)040 MUSI 140 Music In The Elementary Classroom 3 cr hrs  
SOSC 100 Introduction To Sociology 3 cr hrs   (SGE)050 SOSC 101 American Government 3 cr hrs   (SGE)050
PSYC 263 Developmental Psychology 3 cr hrs   (SGE)050 ENGL 113 General Literature   (SGE)060
ART 102 Art Appreciation   (SGE)060 OR EDUC 252 Children’s Literature   
OR ART 178 Intro to Visual Arts   OR ENGL 221 Introduction to Western Literature 3 cr hrs  (SGE)060
OR MUSI 120 Music Appreciation 3 cr hrs   (SGE)060 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  (SGE)050, 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  (SGE)050.

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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