Kirkwood Community College

Kirkwood Community College Credit Catalog 2011-2012

Education Careers

Social Sciences/Career Options

1013 Cedar Hall

319-398-4822

www.kirkwood.edu/careeroptions

Entry time

Fall, Spring or Summer

Award

Associate of Arts degree

2 years (4 semesters)

Paraeducator Certification is also available. See advisor for information.

Education Careers is a pre-professional program that provides the first two years of a teaching degree. The curriculum combines a strong arts and sciences background with professional courses.

Kirkwood provides advising to help students choose courses that meet transfer institutions’ requirements. The program also provides specific training, general education and experience working with children or youth in educational settings.

Career opportunities: elementary, middle school or high school teacher, special education teacher.

Required Courses

Course Number

Course Title

Credit Hours

First Semester (Fall)

EDU-110

Exploring Teaching

3

ENG-105

Composition I

3

PSY-111

Introduction to Psychology

3

SDV-109

College 101

3

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Elective

3/4

 

 

15/16

Second Semester (Spring)

ENG-106

Composition II

3

PSY-121

Developmental Psychology

3

SPC-101

Fundamentals of Oral Communication

3

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Humanities – Arts & Ideas

3

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Math core

3/4

 

 

15/16

Third Semester (Fall)

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Humanities – Literature

3

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History/Cultures core

3

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Science core

3/4

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Education/Social Science core

3

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Education elective

3

 

 

15/16

Fourth Semester (Spring)

EDU-920

Field Experience or

2/3

EDU-805

Literacy Tutor Experience

 

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Education elective

3

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Humanities core

3

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History/Cultures core

3

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Science core

3/4

 

 

15/16

Total program credit hours

62