BACHELOR OF EDUCATION IN ELEMENTARY EDUCATION

Mission

The mission of the American Samoa Community College Bachelor of Education in Elementary Education is to meet the professional development needs of pre-service and in-service teachers enabling them to effectively teach in American Samoa and within the context of the global demands of the twenty-first century.

(300 Level) General Education Outcomes

  • Analysis and Research: The teacher candidate demonstrates a high level of competency in examining and interpreting information.
  • Diversification: The teacher candidate demonstrates a high level of competency in language learning and multicultural backgrounds.
  • Technology Literacy: The teacher candidate demonstrates a high level of competency in the application of technology in learning environments.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Competence in Content and Pedagogy: The teacher has acceptable level of knowledge and skills of the central concepts, tools of inquiry, and structures of the discipline that he or she teaches and creates learning experiences that make aspects of the subject matter meaningful for students.
  2. Competence in the Samoan Language, History, and Culture: The teacher is competent and skillful in utilizing the Samoan language, history, and culture as a responsive teaching foundation to enhance learning.
  3. Competence in Technology: The teacher is skilled in technology and is knowledgeable about using technology to support instruction and enhance student learning.
  4. Competence in Student Diversity: The teacher understands how students differ in their approaches to learning and creates instructional opportunities that are adapted to diverse learners.
  5. Designs and Provides Meaningful Learning Experiences: The teacher consistently plans and implements meaningful learning experiences for students.
  6. Competence in Assessment: The teacher understands and uses formal and informal assessment strategies to evaluate and ensure the continuous intellectual, social, and physical development of the learner
  7. Competence in School and Community Relationships: The teacher fosters relationships with school colleagues, parents, and agencies in the larger community to support student learning and well-being.
  8. Competence in Professional Development: The teacher is a reflective practitioner who continually evaluates the effects of his or her choices and actions on others (students, parents, and other professionals in the learning community) and who actively seeks opportunities to grow professionally.

Program Requirements

Students are required to complete a Pre-admissions application for acceptance into the B.Ed. program. All applications must be submitted to the Admissions Office at the end of the 4th week of instruction during the fall and spring semesters (2nd week of September and/or 2nd week of February).

Students must complete all Pre-admission requirements before advancing into the B.Ed. Program. Admission requirements include the following courses:

Pre-Admission Reqiurements

Pre-Req Class Description Credits
  ENG 250 Survey of Literature 3
  ENG 251 Sophomore Composition 3
  MAT 250 or
MAT 280
College Algebra and Trigonometry OR
Calculus I
4-5
  PED Select one 1-credit course from
any Physical Education
1
PSY 150 PSY 250 Human Development 3
  SAM 111 or
SAM 151/151L
Introduction to Samoan Language OR
Freshman Samoan/Lab
3-4
  BIO 150/150L or
BIO 155/155L or
BIO 180/180L or
MSC 170/170L
Introduction to Biological Science OR
Ecology OR
Biology I OR
Introduction to Marine Biology
4

Teacher Education Program Requirements

Pre-Req Class Description Credits
  ED 150 Introduction to Teaching 3
  ED 157 Introduction to Elem. Curriculum and Instruction 3
PSY 250 ED 215 Introduction to Exceptional Children 3
ENG 150, ENG 151 ED 280 Introduction to Multicultural Children 3
ICT 150 ED 240 Instructional Technologies 4
ED 157 ED 257/257P Teaching Language Arts to Elementary School
Teachers/Practicum
4
SAM 111 or
SAM 151/151L
ED 285/285P Teaching Samoan Language and Culture for
Elementary Teachers
4

Note: Pre-requisites for Core Foundational courses are waived for all ASCC AA and AS degree recipients; for transfer students, courses are articulated for equivalency. Students cannot register for any 300 level courses until all B.Ed. admission requirements that include 100 and 200 level program courses are completed. Students cannot register for 400 level courses until all 300 level courses are completed, with the exception of ED 435. Students cannot register for ED 490 and ED 491B until all required 300-400 level courses are completed.

300 Level General Education Requirements

Pre-Req Class Description Credits
  ED 300 Foundations of Education 3
  ED 301 Educational Psychology 3
ED 301 ED 325 Principles of Child Development: The Samoan Child 3
ED 300, ED 301, ED 305,
ED 312, ED 391A
ED 340 Tests, Measurements, and Assessments 4
Total 300 Level GE Credits: 13

Co-Foundational Requirements

Pre-Req Class Description Credits
  ED 305 Foundations of Curriculum and Instructions (Elementary K-8) 3
  ED 312 Teaching Language Arts in Elementary Education 3
ED 312 ED 319 Children's Literature 3
ED 305 ED 330 Elementary Mathematics Methods 3
ED 305 ED 335 Elementary Science Methods 3
ED 305 ED 350 Health and Fitness Education for Elementary School Teachers 3
  ED 410 Elementary Social Studies Methods 3
  ED 435 Elementary Creative Dramatics as a Teaching Resource 3
  ED 440 Elementary Samoan Language Methods 3
  ED 490 Student Teaching Seminar 2
Total Co-Foundational Credits: 29

Field Work Requirements

Pre-Req Class Description Credits
  ED 391A Field Training I 2
  ED 391B Field Experience I 2
  ED 491A Field Experience II 2
  ED 491B Student Teaching Field Work 10
Total Field Work Credits: 16

Total Credits

Teacher Education Program Requirements 12-24
300 Level General Education Requirements 13
Co-Foundational Area Requirements 29
Field Work 16
Total Credits: 70-82