Education
leading to an Associate of Arts Degree

Required Courses

 Course # Credit Hours 
____Education 1703Foundations of Public Education **
____Education 1903Educational Technology Applications*
____Education 2603Educational Psychology (*) (**)
____Education 2883General Method**
____Special Education 1003Areas of Exceptionality in Special Education**

**Courses which include a 10 to 20-hour field experience in the school’s requirement.

PLUS: 6 ADDITIONAL CREDIT HOURS IN EDUCATION OR RELATED AREAS
(SEE LIST OF APPROVED COURSES BELOW)

 Course # Credit Hours 
____Education 2213Mathematics for Teachers I*
____Education 2223Mathematics for Teachers II
____Education 2303Elementary Creative Arts*
____Education 2553Children’s Literature*
____Psychology 2403Child Development*
____Special Education 2303Mild to Moderate Educational Needs**
____Special Education 2303Instructional Strategies and Behavior Management**

*Indicates course that also meet Liberal Studies requirements. **Courses which include a 10 to 20-hour field experience in the school’s requirement.

LIBERAL STUDIES COURSES PROGRAM: As outlined on appropriate Liberal Studies Check Sheet. (English 200, Communication 130 and Education 190 are required for Associate of Education majors in fulfilling the liberal studies requirements.)

ADDITIONAL CREDIT REQUIREMENTS: Only credits towards liberal studies requirements towards a Bachelor degree, OR credits towards a School Teacher Education approved content specialization area, OR credits towards professional education requirements, will be counted for the remaining credits of the Associate of Education Degree.

REQUIREMENTS FOR GRADUATION: • The student must complete a minimum of 62 credit hours. • The student must have a grade point average of 2.00 in the major course work.

Academic Policies for Associate Degrees

  1. 2.00 Cumulative grade point average in all courses required for graduation.
  2. All prerequisites must be met for admission to specific courses.
  3. Admissions standards are identical to those in effect for bachelor’s degree program.
  4. Associate degree students will be eligible for consideration for Dean’s List on the same basis as bachelor degree students.
  5. Associate degree students will be eligible for consideration for class honors on the same basis as bachelor degree students.
  6. No more than four one-credit courses may be counted among the electives selected to meet graduation requirements.
  7. Twenty of the last forty semester hours must be taken under auspices of Alderson Broaddus University.