I. ASSOCIATE OF ARTS IN PRIMARY EDUCATION
The Associate of Arts in Primary Education is a two year programme designed for the candidate planning to work in an education service role. Courses are built on a 2+2 model which provides a continued pathway for qualified candidates wishing to earn a four year Bachelor’s Degree in Education. Courses are designed to connect educational theory with authentic practice in the classroom offering the candidate experiences in managing the classroom, arranging for learning, and assisting the classroom teacher. Technology and methods for effective use in the classroom will be integrated into all education courses and experiences.
Programme Objectives for the Associate of Arts in Literary Studies:
The Associate of Arts in Primary Education Programme prepares confident and quali- fied graduates capable of:
Positive classroom management
Arranging for learning
Implementing lesson plans
Assisting learning in small group settings
Assisting individual learning
Ensuring student progress
Assisting the classroom teacher
Using technology to enhance learning
For full-time students, the programme duration is two years or 4 semesters and two summer sessions.
Programme Entry Requirements
Completion of all courses as outlined in the Year 1 programme requirements;
A minimum GPA of 3.0 at completion of Year 1 (30 credits) required courses;
Minimum grade of a “B” in English 101 and 102 and MAT 105;
A personal statement;
2 Letters of Recommendation;
A minimum age of 17 years at time of entry into the programme; and
All Education majors are required to maintain a minimum grade of “B” in all Education courses in order to graduate or continue enrolment in any of the Education Programmes.
Introduction to Teaching and Learning
College and Employability Skills
College Composition I
College Composition II
Introduction to Spanish I
Introduction to Statistics
Introduction to Psychology
HIS 120 or
3 Credits or
Introduction to Child Development
Prin/Mthd/Prac/Tch Early Literacy
Prin/Mthd/Prac/Tch Primary Maths
Integrating Technology in the classroom
Teaching Exceptional Children
Methods of Inclusion
Computer Applications in Business
Two semesters of science chosen from Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science
These courses should be chosen in consultation with the advisor.
The following sequence is suggested for all full-time Primary Education (AA) students. If this recommended sequence is not followed, the student is not guaranteed to graduate on time.
HIS 120 or 132