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Award Levels

Credit Hours Required

Time to Completion

Associate of Science

64-68

2 Years

 

 

The Associate of Science with an emphasis in Elementary and/or Secondary Education curriculum provides the first two years of general education courses for most bachelor degree programs in elementary or secondary education. The student must apply for admittance to most teacher education programs after completing the first two years of college.

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Interested in this program?

 

Contact an Advisor!

advising@neosho.edu

(620)432-0311

Program Coordinator

Mindy Ayers

Office: (620)432-0314

mayers@neosho.edu

 

 

Recommended Sequence of Courses*

(Fall) Semester I
 
Credit Hours

EDUC 104

Intro to Teaching

 2

EDUC 105

Intro to Teaching Lab

 1

CURR 100

First Year Seminar

    1

ENGL 101

English Composition I

 3

COMM 207

Fundamentals of Speech

 3

CSIS 100

Computer Concepts and Applications

 3

HIST 201/202

HIST 200

U.S. History I or II or Recent American History

 3

 

Total

    16

(Spring) Semester II
   

BIOL 111

BIOL 115

General Biology or Environmental Life Sciences

 3

BIOL 112

BIOL 116

Gen Biology Lab or Environmental Life Sciences Lab

 2

HPER 150

Lifetime Fitness

    1

ENGL 289

English Composition II

 3

PSYC 155

General Psychology

 3

MATH 113/110

MATH 204

College Algebra or College Algebra w/review or Mathematics for Education I

 3-5

 

Total

    15-17

(Fall)  Semester III
   

PHYS 171

Physical Science

 3

PHYS 172

Physical Science Lab

 2

ART 102

ART 178

MUSI 120

Art Appreciation or Intro to Visual Arts or Music Appreciation

 3

SOSC 100

Intro to Sociology

 3

PSYC 263

Developmental Psychology

 3

 

Program Elective

    3

 

Total

    17

(Spring)  Semester IV
   

HIST 207

World Geography

 3

EDUC 252

ENGL 113

ENGL 221

Children's Literature or General Literature or Intro to Western Literature

 3

MUSI 140

Music in the Elementary CLassroom

     3

SOSC 101

American Government

 3

 

Program Elective

    3

 

Program Elective

    1-3

 

Total

     16-18

*Students who have already selected a transfer institution are encouraged to use the information provided by that institution to help guide their academic decisions. Program advisors can also assist. See “Transfer Information” below. 

                      Associate of Science Degree Program Credits

      64-68

 Courses marked with this symbol are approved by the Kansas Board of Regents for guaranteed transfer among all Kansas public postsecondary institutions. Additional courses may be eligible for transfer. Please visit the NCCC Registrar to learn more.  Visit Kansas Board of Regents Transfer and Articulation website for additional information.



Transfer Credit Information
Emporia State University Articulation Agreement
Fort Hays State University Transfer and Articulation Agreement - Early Childhood
Fort Hays State University Transfer and Articulation Agreement - Elementary Education
Kansas State University Pathways Tool
Pittsburg State University Transfer Equivalency Guidelines
Wichita State University College of Education Transfer Guide


Transfer Testing Information
Emporia State University
For entrance into the ESU Teachers College, students must complete one of the following:
    CORE (from ETS.org) - minimum scores:
        Writing 162
        Reading 156
        Mathematics 150
        or
    CAAP (from ACT.org) - minimum scores:
        Writing - equivalent to 162 CORE
        Reading 57
        Mathematics 55
Pittsburg State University
For entrance into the PSU Department of Teaching and Leadership, students must complete one of the following:
    ACT - minimum score of 22
    or
    CORE-minimum scores:
        Writing 162
        Reading 156
        Mathematics 150
    or 
    C-Base - minimum scores:
        Writing 235
        Reading 235
        Mathematics 235


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.