2018-2019 College Catalog and Student Handbook 
    Apr 21, 2021  
2018-2019 College Catalog and Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

General Studies, Teacher Education Specialization Elementary (K-6), AS

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PURPOSE: This program is intended to provide the student with a general course of study that parallels the freshman and sophomore years at most colleges and universities and prepares the student for a baccalaureate degree program in K-6. Students who wish to complete this program will be required to pass the Praxis Core Academic Skills exams test prior to transferring to the four-year institution. Students should consult with their advisors to ensure that they select courses that best prepare them for the specific requirements of their intended transfer college or university. Note that special education, physical education, health, art and music education majors must follow a different curriculum as determined by each transfer institution. Specific elementary teacher education requirements vary at senior institutions, however, and students should consult with senior institutions for additional guidance regarding pre-teacher preparation.

By the completion of this program, students will be expected to demonstrate an intermediate level of competency in the following skills:

  1. Convey an understanding of the history of education in the United States.
  2. Explain the physical, cognitive, and psychosocial development of an individual.
  3. Create a lesson plan based on an analysis of a sample related to the program of study: K-6 education.
  4. Communicate effectively in written and oral contexts.
  5. Show knowledge, skills, and ability to problem-solve.
  6. Demonstrate effective communication, instruction, and assessment strategies in a 40-hour field internship setting. 

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS AND SPECIAL CONDITIONS: Students must meet JTCC admission requirements. Students may need to complete placement tests in English and mathematics. Visit www.jtcc.edu/placement for all course placement options. If students have deficiencies in English and/or mathematics, JTCC offers developmental and prerequisite courses to prepare students for the curriculum. Students who register in this program need to know which four-year college/university they plan to attend so they can select the most appropriate courses in areas where there are choices. New students should visit the Advising Center and returning students their faculty advisor for more information.


Text in italics and parentheses indicates approved course substitutions. Pre-requisite and co-requisite requirements can be found in course details.

Required Courses

Total Minimum Credits to Complete: 60


1Students are strongly encouraged to complete their SDV, ENG, and MTH requirements first.

2Students should consult with their academic advisor and check with prospective four-year institutions to determine best options for transfer.

3Some transfer institutions/majors require that students have a foreign language proficiency through the 102 level. Students who took 3 years of the same foreign language in high school may be exempt from this requirement. Native/fluent speakers may enroll directly into SPA 102  or FRE 102 . Please check with your faculty advisor to determine if your transfer institution requires a foreign language and/or if you wish to take a language other than Spanish or French.

4Students must complete a minimum of 60 credits to earn an associate degree.

5Students should regularly meet with their faculty advisor, confirm requirements at desired four-year institution, and check their advisement report in MyTyler – SIS.

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