skip to content

Education
Associate in Arts

Purpose

The Associate in Arts degree with an emphasis on Education transfers to a four-year college or university for students planning a teaching career. Requirements of four-year colleges vary greatly, and individual programs need to be coordinated with the institution to which the prospective teacher plans to transfer. Future elementary teachers should also seriously consider involvement in music, art, or drama activities. See your advisor for additional information.

Students wishing to access the City University or Saint Martin's University elementary teacher training program at Centralia College should meet with their advisor in order to assure that required prerequisite courses are taken.

Program Outcomes:

Please refer to the Distribution Requirements and their criteria listed on pages 33-35 of the 2012-13 Centralia College catalog.

Recommended Course Schedule

Fall Quarter, First Year

ENGL& 101 English Composition I (C) 5
PSYV& 100 General Psychology (SS) 5
  Science Distribution (S) 5
  Total Credits 15

Winter Quarter, First Year

ENGL& 102 English Composition II (C) 5
  Content Elective 5
  Health & Fitness Distribution (HF) 1
  Humanities Distribution (H) 5
  Total Credits 16

Spring Quarter, First Year

SPEE 110 Prin of Speech Communication 5
  Health & Fitness Distribution (HF) 1
  Science Distribution (S) 5
  Social Science Distribution (SS) 5
  Total Credits 16

Fall Quarter, Second Year

EDUC& 201 Intro to Education 3
EDUC 202 Classroom Observation 2
  Health & Fitness Distribution (HF) 1
  Quantitative Skills Distribution (M) 5
  Science Distribution (S) 5
  Total Credits 16

Winter Quarter, Second Year

PSYC& 200 Lifespan Psychology (SS) 5
  Content Elective 5
  Humanities Distribution (H) 5
  Total Credits 15

Spring Quarter, Second Year

EDUC 190 Cooperative Work Experience OR
  Elective 2
  Content Elective 5
  Social Science Distribution (SS) 5
  Total Credits 12

To determine prerequisites required for transfer, meet with your Centralia College advisor and contact the education program at your transfer institution.

Students are required to complete 3-5 credits in a Diversity course (D). A list of courses that satisfy the Diversity Requirement can be found in the college catalog.

This Educational Plan is intended as a guide for students who wish to emphasize a specific area of study for the Associate in Arts degree. It is not a guarantee that the courses listed in the plan will be available in the sequence suggested. In some instances, due to low enrollment, some courses may not be offered at all.

(Updated 2013)