Secondary Education, Associate of Science

Design learning experiences that challenge middle and high school students.

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Secondary education teachers are one part teacher, one part coach, part-time mentors and subject matter wizards. Great secondary teachers design learning experiences that challenge middle and high school students to think more broadly about their own lives and potential careers. Ancilla College offers an Associate of Science degree that mixes liberal arts coursework with subject-specific teaching experiences.

The degree provides a foundation for students interested in education preparing future teachers for advanced course work at a senior institution required for a teaching license. Ancilla Secondary Education graduates can use their A.S. degree as a building block to transfer and earn a bachelor’s degree and teaching license in secondary education. Ancilla degrees and course credits are accepted at regional colleges and universities.

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
  • Introduction to Teaching
  • Concentration Elective
  • Science Course
  • Humanities Course

Usual third semester courses

  • College Mathematics
  • Educational Psychology
  • Intro to Exceptional Children
  • Concentration Elective
  • Social/Behavioral Science Course

Usual fourth semester courses

  • Concentration Elective
  • Literature Course
  • Science Course
  • Social/Behavioral Science Course

Concentration Requirements: 18 credit hours

General Education Requirements: 44 credit hours