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Academic Programs

Education, Secondary, A.A.


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Minnesota West-Worthington campus offers the necessary courses for students who are planning to teach in secondary schools. The secondary education program for high school teaching prepares students for teaching in all of the various popular subject fields including:  English, social sciences, natural sciences, humanities, physical education, foreign language(spanish), home economics, math, computer science, business and industrial technical. The education programs meet the A.A. degree and Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC) requirements at state universities.

The following suggested program is to be used as a guideline only. Students preparing for teaching in secondary schools or colleges should earn about 10 credits in their major field with at least a 2.5 grade point average. Grades consisting of Bs in composition courses are required by many colleges.

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

Composition I 3
Introduction to Psychology 4
Developmental Psychology 3
Humanities Electives 9
Social Science Electives* 3
Drugs, Society & the Individual 3
Composition II or 3
Composition: Creative Writing or 3
Technical Writing 3
Electives In Field 6
Intro to Probability & Statistics or 4
College Algebra 4
Introduction to Geography 3
Introduction to Speech 3
Issues in the Environment or 3
Environmental Politics or 3
Intro to Physical Geography 4
General Education Electives 5

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.

This program will vary considerably according to the student's chosen teaching field. Art, business, home economics, music, health, physical education, and speech/theater majors refer to other sections of the booklet.

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