I. ASSOCIATE OF ARTS IN PRIMARY EDUCATION

Description

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

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:

  1. Positive classroom management

  2. Arranging for learning

  3. Implementing lesson plans

  4. Assisting learning in small group settings

  5. Assisting individual learning

  6. Ensuring student progress

  7. Assisting the classroom teacher

  8. Using technology to enhance learning

Programme Length

For full-time students, the programme duration is two years or 4 semesters and two summer sessions.

Programme Entry Requirements

  1. Completion of all courses as outlined in the Year 1 programme requirements;

  2. A minimum GPA of 3.0 at completion of Year 1 required courses;

  3. Minimum grade of a “B” in English 101 and 102 and MAT 105;

  4. A personal statement;

  5. 2 Letters of Recommendation;

  6. A minimum age of 17 years at time of entry into the programme; and

  7. 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.

Programme Requirements

cOURSE NUMBER

COURSE NAME

CREDIT HOURS

EDU 100

Orientation to Education

1 Credit

ENG 101

College Composition I

3 Credits

ENG 102

College Composition II

3 Credits

ENG 150

Fundamental Speech or ENG 231 or 211

3 Credits

MAT 105

College Algebra

3 Credits

SPA 101

Introduction to Spanish I

4 Credits

SPA 102

Introduction to Spanish II

4 Credits

HIS 132

Caribbean Civilization or HIS 120

3 Credits

MAT 111

Introduction to Statistics

3 Credits

PSY 101

Introduction to Psychology

3 Credits

PSY 102

Critical Thinking

3 Credits

EDU 230

Intro to Teaching and Learning

3 Credits

EDU 220

Intro to Child Development

3 Credits

EDU 251

Prin/Mthd/Prac/Tch Early Literacy

3 Credits

EDU 252

Prin/Mthd/Prac/Tch Primary Maths

3 Credits

EDU 260

Integrating Technology in the classroom

3 Credits

EDU 240

Methods of Inclusion

3 Credits

COM 110

Computer Applications in Business

3 Credits

SCIENCES

6-8 Credits

HUMANITIES

3 Credits

ELECTIVES

6 Credits

MINIMUM REQUIRED:

69 CREDITS

Science Requirements

Two semesters of science chosen from Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science

Electives

These courses should be chosen in consultation with the advisor.

Note: EDU 100 Orientation to Education is required and must be scheduled with the Education Department.

The following sequence is suggested for all full-time Primary Education (AA) stu- dents. If this recommended sequence is not followed, the student is not guaranteed to graduate on time.

Fall I

Spring I

Summer

Fall II

Spring II

 

EDU 100

ENG 101

 

ENG 102

SPA 102

 

Elective 1

COM 110

 

ENG 150, 231 or

211

 

EDU 251

EDU 252

MAT 105

Science 2

 

MAT 111

EDU 260

SPA 101

HIS 120 or 132

 

PSY 101

EDU 240

Science 1

PSY 102

 

EDU 230

Elective 2

Humanities 1

 

 

EDU 220

 

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