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Education, Elementary or Special, A.A.


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Minnesota West-Worthington campus offers the first two years of courses for that program and, in addition, a number of supporting courses for those students planning the special education emphasis. Many colleges require a grade of B in composition as well as a GPA of 2.5 or better in all courses for admission into the Education Department.

The program below meets the A.A. and Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC) requirements for the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities, but can be adapted to meet the varied needs of other institutions.

Students interested in this degree should choose the Liberal Arts major on the application.

Composition I 3
Survey of Biology or 3
Principles of Biology 4*
Survey of Physics 3
Introduction to Chemistry 4
Art Appreciation or 3
Arts and Crafts 3
American History I 4
American History II 4
Composition II or 3
Composition: Creative Writing or 3
Composition: Technical Writing 3
Drugs, Society & the Individual 3
CPR for the Professional Rescuer & Community First Aid or 1-3
Comprehensive CPR & other First Aid 1-3
Introduction to Psychology and 4
Developmental Psychology or 3
Child & Adolescent Psychology 3
Minnesota History 3
Physical Geography 3
Fundamentals of Music 3
Introduction to Speech 3
Introduction to Sociology 3
Issues in the Environment or 3
Environmental Politics or 3
Intro to Physical Geography 4
Oral Interpretation or 3
Humanities Elective* 3
American Government & Politics or 3
State & Local Government 3


STSK 1110 Freshman Seminar (1) credit is required.

Fulfill a minimum of 4 credits from two of the three areas.  HLTH 1101, CSCI 1102, or any Physical Education course.

* Depends on transfer institution.

The State of Minnesota Board of Licensure is currently redefining the professional and pre-professional requirements for education majors. Consult your counselor/ advisor for current information.

The PPST exam is required before students can enroll in education courses at the junior level. See Student Services for more information and a test application.

Updated: si 4/30/14