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BC3 Academic Catalog: 2009-2010 
BC3 Academic Catalog: 2009-2010 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Secondary Education, A.S.

Secondary Education (103)
Associate in Science Degree

The Associate in Science Degree in Education provides the basic courses necessary for students transferring to a baccalaureate program in secondary education. Courses necessary to fulfill requirements for an Associate in Arts degree are included as well as courses important for secondary education specifically. The program provides students with 31 core credits and 35-36 credits in a concentration.

NOTE: Courses listed in the first/third semester will be scheduled in the fall; second/forth semester courses will be scheduled in the spring. The student is encouraged to use the curriculum planner to keep track of courses taken and those still needed. In some cases, one or more courses may be taken in a different order than indicated on the planner. However, individual course prerequisites must be observed.

Prerequisites/Corequisites – Some courses require another course be taken beforehand or at the same time. To check if a course has a prerequisite or corequisite, see the course description.

Minimum - 65 credits

Science Concentration 36 credits/67 TOTAL

Mathematics Concentration 35 credits/66 TOTAL

Humanities Concentration 35 credits/66 TOTAL

English Concentration 35 credits/66 TOTAL

Social Sciences Concentration 34 credits/65 TOTAL

  • Humanities Electives (Group I) 6 credits

  • Social Science Electives (Group II) 12 credits

  • Natural Science Electives (Group III) 7 credits 1

  • 3 credits
  • Mathematics Elective 3 credits

  • General Elective 3 credits


1 A 4-credit laboratory science is required.

2 Six credits must be taken from Literature, Arts, Music or Philosophy.

All students are required to take the core courses and courses from a selected concentration.

Sequence of when classes are to be taken is the responsibility of the student. It is encouraged that the student work with his/her advisor to develop a four-semester program plan.