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ASSOCIATE OF ARTS DEGREE WITH AN EMPHASIS IN
ELEMENTARY EDUCATION

This program provides preparatory courses for pre- and in-service teachers in the areas of Early Childhood, Elementary Education, Special Education, Educational Technology, and Teaching Samoan Language and Culture. In addition, Teacher Education Department emphasizes fundamental theories to pedagogical practices, methods and research that will improve the quality of standard-based teaching as an instrument that reflects best teaching and learning practices.

Degree Requirements

General Education Requirements

Class Description Credits
Communication
ENG 150 Introduction to Literature 3
ENG 151 Freshman Compostion 3
SPH 153 Introduction to Speech 3
Total: 9
Information & Technology Literacy
ICT 150 Introduction to Computers 3
Total: 3
Critical Thinking
MAT 151 Intermediate Algebra 3
PHSCI 150/150L Physical Science 4
Total: 7
Global Awareness & Cultural Competence
Select one 3 credit course from the following options and HIS 162 for a total of six (6) credits
HIS 150 American History I 3
HIS 151 American History II 3
HIS 170 World Civilization I 3
HIS 171 World Civilization II 3
HIS 162 Pacific History
(required)
3
Total: 6
Personal Development & Responsibility
PSY 150 Introduction to Psychology 3
Total: 3
Total GER Credits: 28

Total Credits

Class Credits
General Education Requirements 28
Core Foundational Requirements 24-25
Co-Foundational Requirements 12
Total Credits: 64-65

Core Foundational Requirements

Class Description Credits
English
ENG 250 Survey of Literature 3
ENG 251 Sophomore Composition 3
History
HIS 171 World Civilizations II 3
Mathematics
MAT 250 College Algebra & Trigonometry 4
Physical Education
PED 152 Beginning Aerobics 1
Samoan & Pacific Studies
SAM 111 Intro to the Samoan Language 3
OR
SAM 151/151L Freshman Samoan 4
Science
BIO 180/180L Biology I 4
Social Science
PSY 250 Human Development 3
Total Core Requirement Credits: 24-25

Co-Foundational Requirements

Class Description Credits
ED 150 Introduction to Teaching 3
ED 157 Introductions to Elementary Curriculum & Instruction 3
ED 215 Introduction to Exceptional Children 3
ED 280 Introduction to Multicultural Education 3
Total Career Development Credits: 12