Elementary Education

Elementary Education @ Ancilla – Learning, service and teaching 

Elementary Education (Associate of Science)

Ancilla College offers an Associate of Science degree with focused courses and experiences in elementary education. The degree provides a foundation for students interested in the field of education as it prepares future teachers for advanced course work at a senior institution required for a teaching license. Ancilla Elementary Education graduates can use their A.S. degree and become substitute teachers in area classrooms or they might transfer and earn a bachelor’s degree in education with an early childhood/elementary teaching license.  Students will find their credits are accepted at regional colleges and universities.

‘El Ed’ students master a broad base of liberal arts education while also gaining firsthand knowledge of teaching and learning through visits and observations to area classrooms. Coursework focuses on child development and learning, on cultural diversity, on multi-disciplinary knowledge, and on various teaching pedagogies.  Field experiences in diverse settings are part of the program as well.

Suggested Schedule of Classes: (Concentration requirements in bold, blue type)

First Semester

HUM 101 Freshman Seminar 1
ENGL 110 Writing I 3
COMM 115 Public Speaking 3
CS 135 Computer Literacy 3
PSY 115 General Psychology 3
Religion or Philosophy Course* 3

Second Semester

ENGL 212 Writing II 3
BIOL 114 Bio Concepts for Elem Teachers 5
MATH 105 Math for Elementary Teachers I 3
ED 210 Introduction to Teaching 3
Humanities Course * 3

Third Semester

MATH 106 Math for Elementary Teachers II 3
ED/PSY 250 Educational Psychology 3
ED 258 Intro to Exceptional Children 3
Social/Behavioral Science Course ** 3
Science Course*** 5

Fourth Semester

MATH 107 Math for Elementary Teachers III 3
Concentration Elective **** 3
Social/Behavioral Science Course ** 3
Literature Course*

Concentration Requirements: 18 credit hours
General Education Requirements: 44 credit hours
ASSOCIATE DEGREE TOTAL: 62 credit hours

*Three areas must be represented from Humanities, Fine Arts, Religion or Philosophy
**Social/Behavioral Science choices: SOC 140 Introduction to Sociology, PSCI 160 American National Government, ECON 250 Macroeconomics, or History
***Science choices: BIOL 110 The Human Body, BIOL 286 Ecology, CHEM 115 Introduction to Chemistry, or CHEM 120 General Chemistry I
****Concentration choices: ED200 Technology for Teachers, ED/PS256 Human Growth and Development, or Course of Choice with advisor approval