Elementary Education, Associate of Science

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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 transfer and earn a bachelor’s degree in education and a 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

Usual first semester courses

  • Freshman Seminar
  • Writing I
  • Public Speaking
  • Computer Literacy
  • General Psychology
  • Religion or Philosophy Course

Usual second semester courses

  • Writing II
  • Bio Concepts for Elem Teachers
  • Math for Elementary Teachers I
  • Introduction to Teaching
  • Humanities Course

Usual third semester courses

  • Math for Elementary Teachers II
  • Educational Psychology
  • Intro to Exceptional Children
  • Social/Behavioral Science Course
  • Science Course

Usual fourth semester courses

  • Math for Elementary Teachers III
  • Concentration Elective
  • Social/Behavioral Science Course
  • Literature Course

Concentration Requirements: 18 credit hours

General Education Requirements: 44 credit hours