2017-2018 College Catalog 
    
    Sep 29, 2020  
2017-2018 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Education, A.S.


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This degree is designed for students seeking careers as teachers of STEM education.  STEM program choices vary by specific content area.  Content area choices include mathematics and sciences relevant to professional teacher career opportunities, and technology.  A basic foundation for teaching and learning through relevant Education coursework and classroom observation completes this program option.  Candidates must earn an overall grade point average of a B or better to transfer the two majors into an upper division teacher licensing program.  Candidates must also pass the Praxis Core examinations in Mathematics, Reading and Writing skills prior to acceptance into the New Jersey teacher licensing program at the university level.  Recommended Education AS STEM course sequences are provided to guide candidates through the program.

Graduates of this program will be able to:


  • Develop deeper knowledge of content area concepts, principles, and applications that can be applied to content area knowledge and skills when making pedagogical decisions.
  • Advance an understanding of school culture and structure; the teacher’s role in the classroom with an emphasis on lesson management and other pedagogical decisions and a sense of how teacher literacy practices effect learning.
  • Gain an understanding of the relationships shared with children and families within the community to include cultural diversity, values awareness and communication processes.
  • Successfully complete an Education lab experience for 60 hours of volunteer and observation in STEM settings within K-12 districts (public, charter or private) before the end of their sophomore year in order to meet degree and teacher licensing requirements.

Requirements:


General Education 31-33 credits:


Career Studies: 18-22 credits from among one of the following concentrations:


Chemistry Concentration - 18 credits:*


Environmental Science Concentration: 20-22 credits:*


Additional 8 credits from among the following:

Mathematics Concentration - 20 Credits:*


Technology Education Concentration - 20 credits:


Note:


*Students taking a BIOL, CHEM, ENVR, PHYS and/or MATH course to fulfill general education laboratory science or mathematics requirements will need to complete additional elective credits to fulfill the 60 credits required for graduation from this program.

Electives: 0-9


Credits required for degree: 60-64


Program Code for registration: EDAS


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Suggested Sequence - Education A.S. Program


The following sequence is an example of how this degree can be completed in two years.  This sequence is based on satisfaction of all Foundational Studies requirements and prerequisites and presumes a Fall Term start date.  An individual’s program may vary depending on transfer institution, career objectives, or individual needs.  See a counselor for other options and to monitor your progress.

Total credits: 15-16


Total credits: 16-19


Summer Term


  • Career Studies Credits: 0-4

Semester 3 - Fall Term


  • Career Studies Credits: 4-8

Total credits: 10-18


Semester 4 - Spring Term


Total credits: 13-17


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