Associate of Arts - Elementary Education Pre-Major

Associate of Arts

The Education Pre-major provides a foundation for students intending to teach at the K-9 level after completing a Wisconsin-approved teacher-certification bachelor’s degree program at a four-year institution.

Students interested in becoming a teacher-caregiver in child care centers, Head Start programs, school-age child care programs, and family day care homes should consider the Early Childhood Education Program.

 

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Program Outline

Course # Course Title Credits
20801219 English Composition I 3.00
Description

Develops expository writing and critical thinking skills, including clarity, concision, concreteness, and completeness of expression, supported by reasoning, organization, and language conventions. Lecture.

20801223 English Composition II 3.00
Description

Advances composition skills, emphasizing well-reasoned argumentative research papers. Lecture. Credits: 3. Prerequisite(s): 2080121900 English Composition I (D- or better) or 1080119500 W ritten Communication (B or better).

20810201 Fundamentals of Speech 3.00
Description

Examines theory and process of communication, the role of speech in self- development, the art of persuasion, topic selection, the use of research-based evidence, and audience analysis. Includes organizing speech content, speech delivery, and critique via presentation of informative and persuasive speeches and development of effective extemporaneous speaking style. Students gain self-confidence, proficiency, and poise.

N/A Humanities 12.00
Description

COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

CREDITS

N/A

One 801 Literature Course

3

N/A

One 815 Art Course

3

 

Plus an additional 6 credits in art, journalism/writing, history, literature, music, philosophy, theatre/film, world language

6

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N/A Social Sciences 12.00
Description

COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

CREDITS

20809252 

Developmental Psychology

3

20809251 

Intro to Psychology

3

20809254 

Educational Psychology

3

  Plus an additional 3 credits in anthropology, economics, geography, history, political science, sociology 3

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N/A Mathematics & Natural Science 10.00
Description

COURSE #

COURSE TITLE

CREDITS

20806215 

Environmental Science

3

20804227 

20804237 

20804230

20804250 

Elementary Math Education I -OR-

Elementary Math Education II -OR-

 Statistics  -OR-

Quantitative Reasoning

3-4

N/A

One 806 Physical Science Lab Course (Chemistry/Physics) 4-5 credits

4-5

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N/A Health/Wellness/Physical Education 1.00
Description
N/A Diversity/Ethnic Studies 0.00
Description

Courses that meet this requirement may also count toward Humanities or Social Science. These credits are not in addition to the 60 credits required for the degree.

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N/A World Language 4.00
Description

May be met with one year high school, with a grade of “C” or better, or one semester in college.

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N/A Electives 12.00
Description

12 credits in any college transfer course or Early Childhood Education program course. One credit of health and PE beyond the Health/Wellness/PE credit may be selected.

May be 16 credits if students satisfy the world language requirement with one year of high school (C or better).

At A Glance

How You'll Learn

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On Campus

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Online Classes

Term Start Dates

Summer 2021: May 7 Fall 2021: September 1 Spring 2022: January 5

Start dates represent the beginning of a new term. Certain programs or courses may not be available to start every term. Please view the course schedules for a list of upcoming classes or contact the Welcome Center at 715-365-4493.

Approximate Cost

$12,015*

Financial Aid Eligible

*Based on 20-level courses—materials, books, and fees may be additional

What You'll Learn

  • Employ effective verbal and nonverbal communication skills in diverse professional and social contexts
  • Demonstrate quantitative reasoning skills at the appropriate undergraduate level
  • Demonstrate critical thinking skills at the appropriate undergraduate level
  • Demonstrate effective use of scientific method skills in a variety of contexts at the appropriate undergraduate level
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the social, cultural, political, and historical dimensions of our world at the appropriate undergraduate level
  • Demonstrate a heightened awareness of our physical, chemical, and biological environment at the appropriate undergraduate level
  • Demonstrate an increased responsibility for self-directed learning and personal wellness

Possible Bachelor's Degree Majors

  • Education (early childhood, elementary, secondary, physical)

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