The Associate of Arts in 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. Students who are uncertain about the grade or subject they may wish to teach may enroll in EDU 205 . 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) should follow the Arizona General Education Curriculum (AGEC – A), which fulfills lower-division general education requirements at these universities. For more information regarding the Secondary Teacher Education, AA, see the Secondary Education webpage.
Note: 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.
Note: For a course to be eligible for transfer, the student must receive a “C” or better. Acceptance of a transfer course is determined by the receiving institution.