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Elementary & Secondary Education

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The Associate of Science with an emphasis in Elementary and or Secondary Education curriculum at NCCC provides the first two years of general education courses for most bachelor degree programs in elementary or secondary education.   Students entering a teacher education program at a four-year institution should have a 2.75 GPA in a minimum of 50 college credit hours.  The student must apply for admittance to most teacher education programs after completing the first two years of college.  Request to be a part of our Facebook group !



The student will need to demonstrate proficiencies in reading, English, and mathematics based on the COMPASS assessment test, ACT or SAT scores, or by taking the recommended/ required classes.  Some of the courses in this curriculum have specific prerequisites. 


General Education (GE) Courses

In order to graduate with a college degree, all students are required to take certain general education courses.  These include English composition, speech, wellness, science, art and humanities, mathematics, computer systems, and social and behavioral science.


Program Core Courses for Elementary Education

 EDUC 104/105 Intro to Teaching/lab, PSYC 263 Developmental Psychology, EDUC 252 Children’s Literature, MATH 204 Math for Educators I, MUSI 140 Music in the Elementary Classroom.


Program Core Courses For Secondary Education

EDUC 104/105 Introduction to Teaching/Lab PSYC 263 Developmental Psychology


Program Elective Courses for  Education

Elective courses should be selected from major areas of study.


Program Outcomes

  1.  Evaluate the varied aspects of teaching as a profession.
  2. Discuss the different experiences encountered at the secondary and elementary level.  
  3. Demonstrate an understanding of theories of human physical, cognitive and social development.
  4. Students will be able to utilize appropriate skills to enhance teaching and learning.
  5. Analyze effective classroom management and communication skills. 
 Click here for the full program sheet including recommended course sequence.
The program sheet above is only for students who do NOT know where they are transferring.  See the below transfer guides for students who do know.

Transfer Guides and Information
Emporia State University
ESU Core Gen Eds 
ESU Degree Checklist 
ESU Secondary Education Requirements 
ESU Transfer Guide for Elementary Education
ESU Testing Information
CORE (passing scores of mathematics-150, reading-156, and writing-162) -- from or Collegiate Assessment of Academic Proficiency (CAAP) (scores of mathematics-55, reading-57, and writing equivalent to 162 CORE) -- from 
Fort Hays State University 
FHSU Degree Audit
FHSU Testing Requirements 
Kansas State University 
KSU Articulation Agreement 
KSU Degree Checklist 
KSU Testing Information 
Newman University 
NU About SEK Program 
NU Checklist 
NU SEK Plan of Study - Elementary
NU SEK Plan of Study - Middle School 
NU SEK Programs of Study 
Pittsburg State University 
PSU Degree Checklist 
PSU Secondary Education Requirements 
PSU Elementary Education Requirements 
PSU Elementary Education with Technological Literacy Minor 
PSU Elementary Education with ESOL Minor 
PSU Elementary Education with Inclusive Education Minor 
PSU International Teaching Minor
PSU Leadership Studies Minor 
PSU ECU Degree 
PSU Testing Information:
Students must complete one of the following for entrance to the PSU Department of Teaching and Leadership:
ACT 22 or higher OR CORE: Writing 162, Reading 156, Math 150 OR C-BASE: Writing 235, Reading 235, Math 235 
Wichita State Unviersity 
WSU Transfer Guide 
WSU Course Equivalency  Guide
For More Information Please Contact:
Mindy Ayers