Associate in Arts Codes 1014
Christine Bachelder, 309-796-5986, email@example.com
Assistant Dean, 309-854-1723
Students planning to major in elementary education, special education or early childhood education at a four-year institution should follow the Black Hawk College Associate in Arts curriculum for education pre-teaching. In order to be accepted in the Illinois Teacher Preparation Programs, students must pass the TAP (Test of Academic Proficienty) test. Students taking the suggested courses gain experience and information which can help them determine whether their career goals align with teacher certification programs. The completion of the course of study outlined below will satisfy the graduation requirements of Black Hawk College.
Since all universities require specific courses for education majors, students should identify the school of transfer early. Because requirements in all education curricula frequently change and usually vary by institution, students should consult a BHC advisor each term and, in addition, talk with an education advisor at the transfer school to confirm appropriate course selection throughout their course of study at Black Hawk College. The courses listed below do not apply to every transfer school.
Course of Study Outline – Suggested Courses (Credit Hours)
Elementary Education or Special Education
ENG 101 — Composition I (3)
1 Humanities (3)
2 Life Science (4)
3 PSYC 101 — Introductory Psychology (3)
SPEC 101 — Principles of Speech Communications (3)
ENG 102 — Composition II (3)
4 Fine Arts (3)
POLS 122 — American National Government (3)
HIST 105 — History of the United States to 1877 or (3)
HIST 106 — History of the United States Since 1877
MATH 100 — Math for Elementary Teachers I (3)
HPE 260 — Physical Education Grades 1-6 (3)
MATH 200 — Math for Elementary Teachers II (3)
5 Non-Western Studies (3)
2 Physical Science (4)
6 PSYC 200 — Human Growth and Development or (3)
PSYC 290 — Educational Psychology
CS 210 — Intro to Educational Computing (3)
7 EDUC 235 — Clinical Observation in Education (2)
8 Fine Arts or Humanities (3)
9 HEAL 102 Living in a Changing World (2)
10 Life or Physical Science (4)
11 Elective (3)
Minimum total hours required for degree (64)
Notes for elementary education students planning to transfer to WIU (Associate in Arts Codes 1040). A cumulative GPA of 2.75 is needed for admission and continuance in the Teacher Education Program at WIU. In addition, a grade of “C” or better is required in all directed general education courses, all core courses and all courses in the major. These notes are not intended to be a contract with WIU. This information is subject to change. Final responsibility for verifying transfer information lies with the student.
1 Select any BHC IAI H or HF course. ENG 190 or HUM 101 recommended.
2 Elementary education students: 8 s.h. of science which must include at least one biological and one physical science course, one of which must be a lab course. Early childhood education students: 7 s.h. of science including a biological and a physical sicence, one of which must be a lab course.
3 Early childhood education students may take any BHC IAI Social Science course.
4 Select MUSC 153 or MUSC 154.
5 Select GEOG 105
6 Elementary education students select PSYC 200. Early childhood education students select CD 100 (fall only) and CD 200 (fall only). WIU Early childhood education majors do not take PSYC 200 or PSYC 290.
7 Early childhood education students do not take EDUC 235. Early childhood education students take CD 202 (spring only) and CD 203 (spring only). Elementary education students do not need to take EDUC 235 and PSYC simultaneously.
8 Select ART 100.
9 A human well being course is not required for students transferring to WIU after earning the AA or AS degree.
10 Elective course.
11 Elementary education students select ENG 240.