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Associate in Arts, Emphasis in Secondary Education
Major: 8140
Effective Term: 2023 Fall   
Award Type: AA

CIP Code: 13.1205
Program Availability: CG   EM   GC   GW   MC   PC   PV   RS   SC   SM  
Instructional Council: Education
Total Credits: 60-64
GPA: 2.00
SOC Code: Upon completion of this degree, students may pursue a career as:
25-9042.00 Teaching Assistants, Preschool, Elementary, Middle, and Secondary School, Except Special Education

Upon completion of a bachelor`s degree, students may pursue a career as:
25-2031.00 Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education

Upon completion of a graduate degree, students may pursue a career as:
11-9032.00 Education Administrators, Kindergarten through Secondary
25-9031.00 Instructional Coordinators
21-1012.00 Educational, Guidance, and Career Counselors and Advisors

Description: The Associate in Arts (AA), 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 Earth and Space Science, English, History/Social Studies, Mathematics, Physical Education, Political Science, or Spanish. Education and discipline specific courses 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.

Program Learning Outcomes
1. Demonstrate a foundational knowledge of secondary education content area. (ARB+++, ASL+++, BIO181++, BIO182++, BIO201++, BPC110, CHI+++, CHM150, CHM150AA, CHM151, CHM151AA, CHM151LL, CIS105, CSC100, CSC100AA, CSC110, CSC110AA, CSC110AB, CSC/EEE120, CSC180, CSC180AA, CSC180AB, CSC205, CSC205++, CSC/EEE220, EDU/EED115, EDU/HUM/STO292, ENG200, ENG205, ENG213, ENH190, ENH221, ENH222, ENH241, ENH242, EXS101, FON241, FRE+++, GCU113, GCU121, GCU122, GER+++, GLG101, GLG101IN, GLG102, GLG102IN, GLG103, GLG104, GPH111, GPH112, GPH113, HES100, HIS103, HIS104, HIS107, HIS110, HIS111, HIS/STO279, ITA+++, JPN+++, MAT227, MAT230, MAT231, MAT240, MAT241, MAT276, MAT277, PHY111, PHY111AA, POS110, POS120, POS210, SLC201, SLC202, SPA+++)
2. Analyze instruction, relationships, and classroom management strategies observed in classroom field experience. (CFS/ECH176, EDU221, EDU222, EDU225, EDU230, (CRE), (COM), [FYC], [HU], [L], [SB], [SG], [SQ])
3. 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. (CFS/ECH176, EDU220, EDU221, EDU222, EDU225, EDU230, (CRE), (COM), [FYC], [HU], [L], [SB], [SG], [SQ])
4. 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). (EDU220, EDU221, EDU222, EDU225, EDU230, (CRE), [FYC], [MA])
5. Synthesize knowledge of current and historical influences on education at the local, state, federal and/or global levels. (EDU221, EDU222, EDU225, EDU230, GCU/POS113, POS220, [MA])
6. Advocate for the role of education in a democratic society through participation in community activities, demonstrating respect for differing cultures and values. (EDU221, EDU222, EDU225, EDU230, GCU/POS113, POS220)
7. Describe accepted professional and ethical standards of conduct that guide interactions with peers, students, teachers, administrators, and community members. (CFS/ECH176, EDU221, EDU222, EDU225, EDU230, (CRE), POS220, POS221, POS222, (COM), [FYC], [HU], [L], [SB], [SG], [SQ])
8. Apply relevant knowledge, skills, and habits of mind to seek career opportunities in the field. (FYE101, FYE103)
Required Courses
FYE101 Introduction to College, Career and Personal Success (1) OR
FYE103 Exploration of College, Career and Personal Success (3) 1-3
Credits: 1-3

+ indicates course has prerequisites and/or corequisites.
++ indicates that any suffixed course may be selected.
MCCCD Governing Board Approval Date: June 27, 2023

All information published is subject to change without notice. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of information presented, but based on the dynamic nature of the curricular process, course and program information is subject to change in order to reflect the most current information available.