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This program is offered at Clark State's Beavercreek and Springfield - Leffel Lane locations.

The Associate of Arts (AA) Teacher Education Transfer concentration is designed for students who plan to transfer into a Teacher Education program at a four-year college or university. It is not designed to prepare students for immediate employment in an educational setting upon graduation. This is a generalist preparation degree program for all students planning future K-12 licensure

Four-year colleges and universities generally require that students spend a significant portion of their first two years taking courses that build their knowledge and skills in general education. The AA degree focuses on courses in the liberal arts and sciences. Credit hours must come from areas in accordance with the AA degree requirements listed in the front of the catalog. The remaining credit hours are divided among the College Success course and specific eduation courses. 

Students completing the curriculum will satisfy the AA degree requirements and many of the general education courses required for transfer to a four-year teacher preparation program. In addition, students will complete several courses that focus on the foundations of teaching and education.

Students seeking an Associate of Arts Education Transfer degree should plan the details of the program at Clark State according to the requirements of the individual transfer institution. Transfer institutions make the determination in acceptance of credit. The student should consult his/her academic advisor and the intended transfer institution when planning a schedule of classes. In some instances, to prevent taking additional courses, the student may benefit by transferring to the University after one year at Clark State. Schools to which students may choose to transfer include Wright State University (WSU). Transfer information about the following WSU education programs are linked to the program title below on the web site.

Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of an Associate of Arts in Teacher Education Transfer degree a graduate will be able to:

  • Write clearly (Area 1).
  • Think critically (Area 1).
  • Critically analyze a work of literature, music, theatre, art, or architecture (Area 3).
  • Analyze and evaluate issues of the human historical and philosophical experience (Area 3).
  • Describe and assess divergent aspects of individual and group human behavior (Area 4).
  • Demonstrate mathematical and computer literacy (Area 5).
  • Identify and apply the concepts of various aspects of the natural and physical world (Area 6).
  • Demonstrate knowledge of core educational concepts and strategies.

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Scholastic Preparation
Teacher Education students need a college-preparatory high school background. Four years each of English, mathematics, science, and social studies is strongly recommended; foreign language is highly beneficial. Students with fewer classes in these areas may require college preparatory classes or additional coursework at Clark State.

Curriculum Plan
The program schedule that follows is designed for full-time students who have completed all prerequisites and who have no college preparatory recommendations. Many individuals, especially part-time students and those taking college preparatory requirements, will require additional semesters of study.

Download the curriculum sheet for this major.

Course Title Credits
Fall
EDU 1110 Introduction to Education * 3
ECE 1102 Child Development and Education * 3
BIO 1410 Fundamentals of Biology 4
ENG 1111 English I 3
FYE 1100 College Success 1
PSY 1111 Introduction to Psychology (GA) 3
 
Spring
ENG 1112 English II 3
SOC 1110 Introduction to Sociology (GA) 3
ART 1300 Appreciation of the Arts (GA)or  
THE 1130 Theatre Appreciation (GA) 3
-- Natural Science Elective ** 4
 
Fall
PSY 2218 Introduction to Educational Psychology * 3
COM 1120 Public Speaking I 3
ENG 2300 Great Books: World Literature (GA) 3
HST -- History Elective*** 3
PHL -- Philosophy Elective**** 3
 
Spring
ECE 2110 Family, Community, Schools  * 3
EDU 2217 Individuals with Exceptionalities * 3
STT 2640 Elementary Statistics I 3
SOC 2220 Comparing Cultures (GA)or  
SOC 2240 Racial and Cultural Minorities (GA) 3
HST -- History Elective*** 3
 
  Total Credit Hours 60

*Ohio TAG course. TAG courses are consistently transferable to other Ohio public colleges and normally will count toward the major at the transfer institution. Courses may also be used to fulfill additional general education requirements at the four-year institution as applicable.

**Science courses should be selected from those listed under Natural & Physical Sciences in the Transfer Module. Many options are available; choose one most suited to your transfer institution.

*** History courses should be selected from those listed under Arts and Humanities, Category B in the Transfer Module.

****The Philosophy course should be selected from those listed under Arts and Humanities, Category B in the Transfer Module.

In recognition of the growing importance of global awareness, the College also requires that students receiving the Associate of Arts degree take at least four courses with significant international content.  Courses in the curriculum plan above that meet this requirement are identified with the "GA" designation behind the course name.

Class Schedule Planning

The planning schedule below indicates when and where courses in your program of study will be offered for the next two academic years. This is helpful information when planning your class schedule for each semester.

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