Pre-Teacher

Program Description

The Associate of Arts & Sciences degree programs are designed for students who plan to transfer to a four-year college or university to complete a baccalaureate degree program. The Associate of Arts & Sciences degree also prepares you to enter pre-professional programs in the areas of Dentistry, Law, Medical Technology, Medicine, Pharmacy, Physical Therapy, and Radiologic Technology.

Program Requirements

Entry into the program requires the satisfactory completion of four (4) units of high school English, two (2) units of high school algebra, one (1) unit of geometry, one (1) unit of laboratory science, and one (1) unit of social science or their equivalent.  Deficiencies in these areas may be corrected by completing the appropriate developmental studies courses. Students are encouraged to check the mathematics requirements of the four-year college or university to which you plan to transfer to determine the appropriate courses to be taken at MECC, as well as to determine the transferability of electives. Students planning to transfer should schedule an appointment with MECC’s Transfer Services Counselor at 276.523.2400 ext. 324.

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Pre-Teacher Education Major
Pk-8, PK-6, Middle School Special Education (624)

PROGRAM OF STUDY
FIRST YEAR FALL

Course #

Course Title

Credit

ENG

111

College Composition I

3

HIS

101

History of Western Civilization I

3

MTH

151

Mathematics for the Liberal Arts I1

3

ITE

119

Information Literacy2

3

 HLT/PED

Health/Physical Education 1

SDV

100

College Success Skills

1

FIRST YEAR SPRING

ENG

112

College Composition II

3

HIS

102 or 122

History of Western Civilization II or United States History II 1

3

MTH

152 or 157

Mathematics for the Liberal Arts II or Elementary Statistics1

3

PLS

135 or  211

American National Politics or U.S. Government I

3

   

Arts/Music/Religion Humanities Elective1

3

SECOND YEAR FALL

EDU

200

Introduction To Teaching

3

HIS

121

U.S. History I

3

ECO

201 or 202

Principles of Economics I or II 1

3

BIO

101

General Biology I

4

HUM

 

Elective1

3

SECOND YEAR SPRING

GEO

210

Introduction to Cultural Geography

3

BIO/CHM

BIO 102 or CHM 101

General Biology II or General Chemistry I

4

   

Elective1

3

ENG

 

English Survey1

3

CST

100 or 110

Principles of Public Speaking or Intro to Speech Communication1

3

Total Minimum Credits for Degree

62

1Select according to requirements of transfer institution. Contact your advisor to determine appropriate course selections. Consult the MECC website for up-to-date guidelines on Teacher Education and for information related to the teaching profession. Every student getting an Associate of Arts and Sciences degree must demonstrate information literacy by completing ITE 119, by satisfying the terms of an articulation agreement or by establishing competency on an assessment test.

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