2020-2021 College Catalog and Student Handbook 
    Jun 26, 2022  
2020-2021 College Catalog and Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Secondary Teacher Education (English/History), AA

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PURPOSE: This two-year degree prepares students to transfer to a four-year college and major in English or history.  Graduates have the intent to become a middle or high school English, history, or social studies teacher.

CREDENTIALS: An Associate of Art (AA) degree is a major related to the Liberal Arts (i.e. English, history, philosophy, foreign language, etc.) that takes 2 years for full-time students to complete. This major requires students to take foreign language. Students receiving an AA degree intend to transfer to four-year colleges.

TRANSFER INFORMATION:  This program is designed for transfer. Students should consult with their advisors to ensure that they select general electives that best prepare them for the specific requirements of their intended transfer college or university programs of study. More information can also be found at www.jtcc.edu/academics/transfer/

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. New students should visit the Advising Center and returning students their faculty advisor for more information.

PROGRAM OUTCOMES: 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. Articulate the attainment of an introductory level of proficiency in speaking and listening in a foreign language.
  3. Demonstrate the attainment of an introductory level of proficiency in reading and writing a foreign language.
  4. Create a lesson plan based on an analysis of a sample related to the program of study.
  5. Integrate and display communication, instruction, and assessment strategies in a 40-hour field internship setting.


Required Courses

Total Minimum Credits to Compete: 60


Pre-requisite and co-requisite requirements can be found in course details.

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

Students should regularly meet with their faculty advisor and check their advisement report by accessing the Student Information System (SIS) through the myTyler portal.

Students should enroll in the highest-level foreign language course for which they are prepared. Heritage or conversationally fluent speakers may enroll directly into 102. Most four-year English and history degrees require completion of a foreign language at the 202-level; 101, 102, and 201 should be taken only as needed in preparation for 202. Students who are not required to complete lower-level foreign language must select from the Approved Electives listed below. Please check with your advisor to determine the best option(s) for course substitution or if you wish to take a foreign language other than Spanish or French.

Transfer Elective Options

ART 101 History and Appreciation of Art I

ART 102 History and Appreciation of Art II

ECO 201 Principles of Macroeconomics

ECO 202 Principles of Microeconomics

ENG 210 Advanced Composition

ENG 211 Creative Writing

ENG 241 Survey of American Literature I 

ENG 242 Survey of American Literature II

ENG 243 Survey of English Literature I

ENG 244 Survey of English Literature II

ENG 251 Survey of World Literature I

ENG 252 Survey of World Literature II

HIS 111 History of World Civilization I

HIS 112 History of World Civilization II

HIS 121 United States History I or

HIS 122 United States History

MTH 162 Precalculus II

MTH 245 Statistics I

MTH 264 Calculus II

MUS 121 Music Appreciation I

PHI 220 Ethics

PLS 135 American National Politics

REL 230 Religions of the World




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