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Associate in Science, Emphasis in Secondary Education

The Associate in Science (AS), Emphasis in Secondary Education provides the first two years of a four-year curriculum for students who wish to transfer to a four-year institution and earn a bachelor`s degree in secondary education leading to teacher certification for grades 6-12 in Biology, Chemistry, and Physics. Foundational education courses and discipline specific courses are designed to provide future teachers with the knowledge and skills related to educational philosophies, policies, attitudes, behaviors, and instruction in order to effectively perform the duties associated with the position of a classroom teacher. Students will participate in classroom field experiences to connect theory with practice.

Details

Academic Plan Code: 
8609
Award: 
Associate in Science, Emphasis in Secondary Education
Total credits required: 
60-64
Effective term: 
2020 Fall
Award notes

Students must earn a grade of C or better in each course to transfer.

State certification requirements include demonstration of proficiency in the constitutions of the United States and Arizona. Proficiency can be demonstrated via the Arizona Educator Proficiency Assessments (AEPA) Constitutions of the United States and Arizona test or by taking appropriate coursework: GCU113, POS113, HIS103 and POS221, POS221 and POS222, or POS220.

Identity Verified Prints (IVP) Fingerprint Clearance Card is required for participation in field experiences and for admission to a university teacher education program. Applicants must present an IVP Fingerprint Clearance Card to be copied by the advisor or designee. Please contact your advisor for information about obtaining the IVP Fingerprint Clearance Card.

Program Learning Outcomes
  • Demonstrate a foundational knowledge of secondary education content area. (AST/GLG106, AST/GLG107, BIO181, BIO181XT, BIO182, BIO201, BIO202, BIO205, BIO220, BIO240, BPC110, CHM150, CHM150AA, CHM151, CHM151AA, CHM151LL, CHM152, CHM152AA, CHM152LL, CHM230, CHM230LL, CHM235, CHM235LL, CHM236, CHM236LL, CIS105, CSC180, CSC180AA, CSC180AB, GLG101, GLG101IN, GLG103, MAT230, MAT231, MAT240, MAT241, MAT262, MAT276, MAT277, PHY101, PHY101AA, PHY111, PHY111AA, PHY115, PHY116, PHY121, PHY131, PHY241, PHY241)
  •   2. Analyze instruction, relationships, and classroom management strategies observed in classroom field experience. (CFS176, EDU221, EDU222, EDU230, (COM), (CRE), [FYC], [HU], [L], [SB], [SG], [SQ])
  • Exhibit a foundational knowledge of human development, teaching and learning theories, instructional strategies, cultural differences, and/or inclusive educational practices to individualize instruction for diverse learners. (CFS176, EDU221, EDU222, EDU230, (COM), (CRE), [FYC], [HU], [L], [SB], [SG], [SQ])
  • Demonstrate ongoing learning and use evidence to continually evaluate professional growth, ethics, knowledge, skills, and dispositions (e.g. collaboration, professionalism, reflection, time management, effective communication). (EDU221, EDU222, EDU230, (CRE), [FYC], [MA])
  • Synthesize knowledge of current and historical influences on education at the local, state, federal and/or global levels. (EDU221, EDU222, EDU230, GCU/POS113, POS220, [MA])
  • Advocate for the role of education in a democratic society through participation in community activities, demonstrating respect for differing cultures and values. (EDU221, EDU222, EDU230, GCU/POS113, POS220)
  • Describe accepted professional and ethical standards of conduct that guide interactions with peers, students, teachers, administrators, and community members. (CFS176, EDU221, EDU222, EDU230, POS220, POS221, POS222, (COM), (CRE), [FYC], [HU], [L], [SB], [SG], [SQ])
Required courses
Course #Course TitleCredits
Credits:26-50
Complete all courses in the transfer option that best aligns with your academic and professional goals. Students should work with an advisor to determine the appropriate coursework and transfer institution for their intended area of study. If your intended transfer institution is not listed, then select a combination of courses from the transfer options listed in order to meet the minimum credits required in the Restricted Electives section. Consult with an academic, faculty, or program advisor to prevent exceeding your university transfer program`s maximum transferable credits (typically 64).
Subplan 1: Arizona State University (Polytechnic, Tempe, West), Bachelor of Arts in Education, Secondary Education (Biological Sciences)
BIO181General Biology (Majors) I (4) OR
BIO181XTGeneral Biology (Majors) I (5)4-5
Note that this course may be used to satisfy the [SQ] requirement.
BIO182General Biology (Majors) II4
Note that this course may be used to satisfy the [SG] requirement.
BIO205Microbiology (4) OR
BIO220Biology of Microorganisms (4)4
CIS105Survey of Computer Information Systems (3) OR
CSC180Computer Literacy (3) OR
CSC180AAComputer Literacy (3) OR
CSC180ABComputer Literacy (4)3-4
CHM150General Chemistry I (4) AND
CHM151LLGeneral Chemistry I Laboratory (1) OR
CHM150AAGeneral Chemistry I (5) OR
CHM151General Chemistry I (3) AND
CHM151LLGeneral Chemistry I Laboratory (1) OR
CHM151AAGeneral Chemistry I (4)4-5
Note that these courses may be used to satisfy the Subject Options requirement.
CHM152General Chemistry II (3) AND
CHM152LLGeneral Chemistry II Laboratory (1) OR
CHM152AAGeneral Chemistry II (4)4
Note that these courses may be used to satisfy the Subject Options requirement.
CFS176Child Development3
EDU221Introduction to Education3
Note that this course may be used to satisfy the [SB] requirement.
EDU222Introduction to the Exceptional Learner3
Note that this course may be used to satisfy the [SB] requirement.
EDU230Cultural Diversity in Education3
Select one of the following. GCU/POS113 AND HIS103 may be used to fulfill outstanding AGEC requirements simultaneously.
GCU/POS113United States and Arizona Social Studies (3) OR
HIS103United States History to 1865 (3) AND
POS221Arizona Constitution (1)3-4
Subplan 2: Arizona State University (Polytechnic), Bachelor of Science, Applied Biological Sciences (Secondary Education in Biology)
BIO181General Biology (Majors) I (4) OR
BIO181XTGeneral Biology (Majors) I (5)4-5
Note that this course may be used to satisfy the [SQ] requirement.
BIO182General Biology (Majors) II4
Note that this course may be used to satisfy the [SG] requirement.
BIO205Microbiology4
CHM150General Chemistry I (4) AND
CHM151LLGeneral Chemistry I Laboratory (1) OR
CHM150AAGeneral Chemistry I (5) OR
CHM151General Chemistry I (3) AND
CHM151LLGeneral Chemistry I Laboratory (1) OR
CHM151AAGeneral Chemistry I (4)4-5
Note that these courses may be used to satisfy the Subject Options requirement.
CHM152General Chemistry II (3) AND
CHM152LLGeneral Chemistry II Laboratory (1) OR
CHM152AAGeneral Chemistry II (4)4
Note that these courses may be used to satisfy the Subject Options requirement.
EDU221Introduction to Education (3) OR
EDU222Introduction to the Exceptional Learner (3)3
Note that this course may be used to satisfy the [SB] requirement.
Select one of the following. GCU/POS113 AND HIS103 may be used to fulfill outstanding AGEC requirements simultaneously.
GCU/POS113United States and Arizona Social Studies (3) OR
HIS103United States History to 1865 (3) AND
POS221Arizona Constitution (1)3-4
PHY101Introduction to Physics (4) OR
PHY101AAIntroduction to Physics (5) OR
PHY111General Physics I (4) OR
PHY111AAGeneral Physics I (5)4-5
Subplan 3: Northern Arizona University, Bachelor of Science in Education, Secondary Education - Biology
BIO181General Biology (Majors) I (4) OR
BIO181XTGeneral Biology (Majors) I (5)4-5
Note that this course may be used to satisfy the [SQ] requirement.
BIO182General Biology (Majors) II4
Note that this course may be used to satisfy the [SG] requirement.
BIO201Human Anatomy and Physiology I4
BIO202Human Anatomy and Physiology II4
BIO240General Genetics4
CHM150General Chemistry I (4) AND
CHM151LLGeneral Chemistry I Laboratory (1) OR
CHM150AAGeneral Chemistry I (5) OR
CHM151General Chemistry I (3) AND
CHM151LLGeneral Chemistry I Laboratory (1) OR
CHM151AAGeneral Chemistry I (4)4-5
Note that these courses may be used to satisfy the Subject Options requirement.
CHM152General Chemistry II (3) AND
CHM152LLGeneral Chemistry II Laboratory (1) OR
CHM152AAGeneral Chemistry II (4)4
Note that these courses may be used to satisfy the Subject Options requirement.
CHM230Fundamental Organic Chemistry3
CHM230LLFundamental Organic Chemistry Laboratory1
EDU221Introduction to Education (3) OR
EDU222Introduction to the Exceptional Learner (3)3
Note that this course may be used to satisfy the [SB] requirement.
Select one of the following. GCU/POS113 AND HIS103 may be used to fulfill outstanding AGEC requirements simultaneously.
GCU/POS113United States and Arizona Social Studies (3) OR
HIS103United States History to 1865 (3) AND
POS221Arizona Constitution (1) OR
POS220U.S. and Arizona Constitution (3)3-4
PHY111General Physics I (4) OR
PHY111AAGeneral Physics I (5)4-5
GLG101Introduction to Geology I - Physical Lecture (3) AND
GLG103Introduction to Geology I - Physical Lab (1) OR
GLG101INIntroduction to Geology I - Physical (4)4
Subplan 4: Arizona State University (Polytechnic, Tempe, West), Bachelor of Arts in Education, Secondary Education (Chemistry)
BPC110Computer Usage and Applications (3) OR
CIS105Survey of Computer Information Systems (3)3
CHM150General Chemistry I (4) AND
CHM151LLGeneral Chemistry I Laboratory (1) OR
CHM150AAGeneral Chemistry I (5) OR
CHM151General Chemistry I (3) AND
CHM151LLGeneral Chemistry I Laboratory (1) OR
CHM151AAGeneral Chemistry I (4)4-5
Note that these courses may be used to satisfy the [SQ] requirement.
CHM152General Chemistry II (3) AND
CHM152LLGeneral Chemistry II Laboratory (1) OR
CHM152AAGeneral Chemistry II (4)4
Note that these courses may be used to satisfy the [SQ] requirement.
CHM235General Organic Chemistry I (3) AND
CHM235LLGeneral Organic Chemistry I Laboratory (1)4
Note that these courses may be used to satisfy the Subject Options requirement.
CHM236General Organic Chemistry IIA (3) AND
CHM236LLGeneral Organic Chemistry IIA Laboratory (1)4
Note that these courses may be used to satisfy the Subject Options requirement.
CFS176Child Development3
EDU221Introduction to Education3
Note that this course may be used to satisfy the [SB] requirement.
EDU222Introduction to the Exceptional Learner3
Note that this course may be used to satisfy the [SB] requirement.
EDU230Cultural Diversity in Education3
Select one of the following. GCU/POS113 AND HIS103 may be used to fulfill outstanding AGEC requirements simultaneously.
GCU/POS113United States and Arizona Social Studies (3) OR
HIS103United States History to 1865 (3) AND
POS221Arizona Constitution (1)3-4
MAT230Calculus with Analytic Geometry II (5) OR
MAT231Calculus with Analytic Geometry II (4)4-5
PHY101Introduction to Physics (4) OR
PHY101AAIntroduction to Physics (5)4-5
Subplan 5: Northern Arizona University, Bachelor of Science in Education, Secondary Education - Chemistry
BIO181General Biology (Majors) I (4) OR
BIO181XTGeneral Biology (Majors) I (5)4-5
CHM150General Chemistry I (4) AND
CHM151LLGeneral Chemistry I Laboratory (1) OR
CHM150AAGeneral Chemistry I (5) OR
CHM151General Chemistry I (3) AND
CHM151LLGeneral Chemistry I Laboratory (1) OR
CHM151AAGeneral Chemistry I (4)4-5
Note that these courses may be used to satisfy the [SQ] requirement.
CHM152General Chemistry II (3) AND
CHM152LLGeneral Chemistry II Laboratory (1) OR
CHM152AAGeneral Chemistry II (4)4
Note that these courses may be used to satisfy the [SQ] requirement.
CHM235General Organic Chemistry I3
Note that this course may be used to satisfy the Subject Options requirement.
CHM235LLGeneral Organic Chemistry I Laboratory1
CHM236General Organic Chemistry IIA3
Note that this course may be used to satisfy the Subject Options requirement.
CHM236LLGeneral Organic Chemistry IIA Laboratory1
EDU221Introduction to Education (3) OR
EDU222Introduction to the Exceptional Learner (3)3
Note that this course may be used to satisfy the [SB] requirement.
Select one of the following. GCU/POS113 AND HIS103 may be used to fulfill outstanding AGEC requirements simultaneously.
GCU/POS113United States and Arizona Social Studies (3) OR
HIS103United States History to 1865 (3) AND
POS221Arizona Constitution (1) OR
POS220U.S. and Arizona Constitution (3)3-4
Note: Students must petition NAU to accept GCU/POS113 OR (HIS103 and POS221) for POS220.
GLG101Introduction to Geology I - Physical Lecture (3) AND
GLG103Introduction to Geology I - Physical Lab (1) OR
GLG101INIntroduction to Geology I - Physical (4)4
MAT230Calculus with Analytic Geometry II (5) OR
MAT231Calculus with Analytic Geometry II (4)4-5
PHY115University Physics I (5) OR
PHY121University Physics I: Mechanics (4)4-5
PHY116University Physics II (5) OR
PHY131University Physics II: Electricity and Magnetism (4)4-5
Subplan 6: Arizona State University (Polytechnic, Tempe, West), Bachelor of Arts in Education, Secondary Education (Physics)
BPC110Computer Usage and Applications (3) OR
CIS105Survey of Computer Information Systems (3) OR
CSC180Computer Literacy (3)3
CFS176Child Development3
EDU221Introduction to Education0-3
Note that this course may be used to satisfy the [SB] requirement.
EDU222Introduction to the Exceptional Learner0-3
Note that this course may be used to satisfy the [SB] requirement.
EDU230Cultural Diversity in Education3
Select one of the following. GCU/POS113 AND HIS103 may be used to fulfill outstanding AGEC requirements simultaneously.
GCU/POS113United States and Arizona Social Studies (3) OR
HIS103United States History to 1865 (3) AND
POS221Arizona Constitution (1)3-4
MAT230Calculus with Analytic Geometry II (5) OR
MAT231Calculus with Analytic Geometry II (4)4-5
Note that this course may be used to satisfy the Subject Options requirement.
MAT240Calculus with Analytic Geometry III (5) OR
MAT241Calculus with Analytic Geometry III (4)4-5
Note that this course may be used to satisfy the Subject Options requirement.
PHY115University Physics I (5) OR
PHY121University Physics I: Mechanics (4)4-5
Note that this course may be used to satisfy the [SQ] requirement.
PHY116University Physics II (5) OR
PHY131University Physics II: Electricity and Magnetism (4)4-5
Note that this course may be used to satisfy the [SQ] requirement.
PHY241University Physics III: Thermodynamics, Optics, and Wave Phenomena4
Subplan 7: Arizona State University (Tempe), Bachelor of Science, Physics (Secondary Education)
EDU222Introduction to the Exceptional Learner0-3
Note that this course may be used to satisfy the [SB] requirement.
Select one of the following. GCU/POS113 AND HIS103 may be used to fulfill outstanding AGEC requirements simultaneously.
GCU/POS113United States and Arizona Social Studies (3) OR
HIS103United States History to 1865 (3) AND
POS221Arizona Constitution (1)3-4
MAT230Calculus with Analytic Geometry II (5) OR
MAT231Calculus with Analytic Geometry II (4)4-5
Note that this course may be used to satisfy the Subject Options requirement.
MAT240Calculus with Analytic Geometry III (5) OR
MAT241Calculus with Analytic Geometry III (4)4-5
Note that this course may be used to satisfy the Subject Options requirement.
PHY115University Physics I (5) OR
PHY121University Physics I: Mechanics (4)4-5
Note that this course may be used to satisfy the [SQ] requirement.
PHY116University Physics II (5) OR
PHY131University Physics II: Electricity and Magnetism (4)4-5
Note that this course may be used to satisfy the [SQ] requirement.
PHY241University Physics III: Thermodynamics, Optics, and Wave Phenomena4
Subplan 8: Northern Arizona University, Bachelor of Science in Education, Secondary Education - Physics
AST/GLG106Life in the Universe3
AST/GLG107Life in the Universe Laboratory1
EDU221Introduction to Education (3) OR
EDU222Introduction to the Exceptional Learner (3)0-3
Note that this course may be used to satisfy the [SB] requirement.
Select one of the following. GCU/POS113 AND HIS103 may be used to fulfill outstanding AGEC requirements simultaneously.
GCU/POS113United States and Arizona Social Studies (3) OR
HIS103United States History to 1865 (3) AND
POS221Arizona Constitution (1) OR
POS220U.S. and Arizona Constitution (3)3-4
Note: Students must petition NAU to accept GCU/POS113 OR (HIS103 and POS221) for POS220.
MAT230Calculus with Analytic Geometry II (5) OR
MAT231Calculus with Analytic Geometry II (4)4-5
Note that this course may be used to satisfy the Subject Options requirement.
MAT240Calculus with Analytic Geometry III (5) OR
MAT241Calculus with Analytic Geometry III (4)4-5
Note that this course may be used to satisfy the Subject Options requirement.
MAT262Differential Equations (3) OR
MAT276Modern Differential Equations (4) OR
MAT277Modern Differential Equations (3)3-4
PHY115University Physics I (5) OR
PHY121University Physics I: Mechanics (4)4-5
Note that this course may be used to satisfy the [SQ] requirement.
PHY116University Physics II (5) OR
PHY131University Physics II: Electricity and Magnetism (4)4-5
Note that this course may be used to satisfy the [SQ] requirement.
PHY241University Physics III: Thermodynamics, Optics, and Wave Phenomena4
Arizona General Education Curriculum (AGEC)
AGEC-SCredits: 13-48
A single course with an [HU], [SB], or [L] designation may also be used to satisfy the Oral Communication, Critical Reading, or Awareness Area ([C], [G] and/or [H]) requirement(s). A single course with both the [HU] and [L] designations may be used to satisfy both of these areas. A single course with both the [SB] and [L] designations may be used to satisfy both of these areas. See the AGEC Matrix for course designations.
 
First-Year Composition [FYC]Credits: 6
ENG101First-Year Composition (3) OR
ENG107First-Year Composition for ESL (3) AND
ENG102First-Year Composition (3) OR
ENG108First-Year Composition for ESL (3)6
 
Literacy and Critical Inquiry [L]Credits: 0-3
Any approved general education course in the Literacy and Critical Inquiry [L] area.0-3
 
Mathematics [MA]Credits: 4-5
MAT220Calculus with Analytic Geometry I (5) OR
MAT221Calculus with Analytic Geometry I (4) OR
Any approved general education course in the Mathematical Applications [MA] area for which MAT22+ is a prerequisite. (4-5)4-5
 
Humanities, Arts and Design [HU]Credits: 3-6
May be met by specific subplan option selections.
Any approved general education courses in the Humanities, Arts and Design [HU] area.3-6
 
Social-Behavioral Sciences [SB]Credits: 0-6
May be met by specific subplan option selections.
Any approved general education courses in the Social-Behavioral Sciences [SB] area.0-6
 
Natural Sciences [SG]/[SQ]Credits: 0-8
Any approved general education course in the Natural Sciences (Quantitative) [SQ] area (4) AND
Any approved general education course in the Natural Sciences (Quantitative) [SQ] area or the Natural Sciences (General) [SG] area (4).0-8
 
Awareness AreasCredits: 0-6
These requirements may be shared with Core Requirements.
 
Cultural Diversity in the US [C]Credits: 0-3
0-3
 
Historical/Global Awareness [H]/[G]Credits: 0-3
Any approved general education course with the Historical [H] or Global [G] awareness area designation.0-3
 
MCCCD Additional Requirements
MCCCD Additional RequirementsCredits: 0-6
Courses in this area may also be applied to the AGEC Core Requirements. To minimize total credits required for degree and maximize transferable credits, it is recommended that courses be selected that meet more than one requirement wherever possible.
 
Oral CommunicationCredits: 0-3
COM100Introduction to Human Communication (3) OR
COM110Interpersonal Communication (3) OR
COM225Public Speaking (3) OR
COM230Small Group Communication (3)3
 
Critical ReadingCredits: 0-3
CRE101College Critical Reading and Critical Thinking (3) OR
Equivalent as indicated by assessment (0)0-3
General Electives
General Electives
Course #Course TitleCredits
Credits:0-20
Select additional courses 100-level or higher to complete a minimum of 60 semester credits but no more than a total of 64 semester credits. Consult with the Program Director or an Academic Advisor.
Students intending to transfer to ASU should satisfy all three awareness area requirements ([C], [G], and [H]) prior to transfer.

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