2012-2013 Catalog 
    Jan 28, 2020  
2012-2013 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Education-Secondary Teacher Education, A.A.

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Secondary Education is intended for students who wish to teach in a high school setting. Most transfer institutions and state teacher certification standards require high school teachers to complete a major area of study such as art, biology, business, chemistry, economics, English, French, geography, German, health, history, mathematics, music, physics, political science/American government, social studies, and Spanish in preparation for transfer, MCC students may enroll in courses which have a high probability for transfer and courses which support their major area of study. It is strongly recommended that students who plan to teach in a high school setting contact their transfer institution as soon as possible regarding specific coursework needed for the transfer institution’s core curriculum, college of education requirements, and/or state certification requirements. Delay in contacting the transfer institution may result in taking unnecessary courses.

Students wishing to pursue a career as a middle school teacher have two options. They can complete secondary requirements for high school teachers and be certified to teach grades 7-12 in their content area. The second option would be to seek an elementary certificate and be certified to teach grades K-8.   Students who are uncertain about becoming a teacher or the grade they might teach may enroll in

  . This course is designed to assist students in making an educated decision about teaching as a career choice.   Students intending to transfer to a state university in Arizona (NAU, ASU, or U of A need to follow the Arizona General Education Curriculum (AGEC – A) which fulfills lower division, general education requirements at these universities.

General Education Credits: 35-37

See the Arizona General Education Curriculum (AGEC - A)  section of this catalog for details.

B. Mathematics: 3-4

C. Arts and Humanities: 6

Choose two courses with different prefixes.

E. Physical and Biological Sciences: 8

Choose two courses with labs.

Content Area Coursework: 18

After consulting with your transfer institution, select courses in your content area.

Total Degree Credits: 64-65

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