Program Overview

Secondary Education

Education - Secondary


Business and Social Sciences Division, Room T302, (847) 543-2047

www.clcillinois.edu/programs/sed
Degree: Associate in Arts
Plan 13AB-EDS

The following courses are recommended for students who have not decided upon a specific four-year college or university. Once a transfer school is selected, students are strongly encouraged to meet with an Academic Success Advisor to determine courses at CLC which will also meet the transfer requirements. To complete any transfer degree, students should follow the college requirements for associate degrees that transfer.

All course prerequisites must be met. Additionally, students are required to select one course from the International/Multicultural (I/M) list to meet graduation requirements. A grade of C or better is required for all English course requirements.


First Semester

15 Credits

Course

Title

Hours

course ^

College Success Seminar

[2]

course

English Composition I

3

course

General Education Statistics or

course

Business Statistics

3

course

Introduction to Psychology

3

course

Music Appreciation or

course

Introduction to Art

3

course

Introduction to Teaching (elective)

3

Second Semester

16 Credits

Course

Title

Hours

course

English Composition II

3

course

Child Development for Educators (elective)

3

course

Concepts of Biology (lab)

4

Humanities Elective

3

Concentration/Elective (see list below)

3

Third Semester

15 Credits

Course

Title

Hours

course

Fundamentals of Speech

3

course

Introduction to Meteorology or

course

Physical Geography

3

course

United States History to 1876 or

course

United States History from 1876

(Note: Some transfer schools require both HST 221 and HST 222.

Check with your transfer school)

3

Concentration/Elective (see list below)

3

Concentration/Elective (see list below)

3

Fourth Semester

15 Credits

Course

Title

Hours

course

American National Politics

3

course *

Diversity in Schools (elective)

3

Humanities or Fine Arts Elective

3

Concentration/Elective (see list below)

3

Concentration/Elective (see list below)

3

Concentration/Elective Options

A secondary teaching credential requires a major at a 4 year college or university. Examples include but are not limited to: English, Math, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, History, a Foreign Language, and Business.) Students planning to transfer should verify 4 year college requirements as they differ from college to college. Students interested in Music Education should consult the respective department at CLC.

ADDITIONAL RECOMMENDED ELECTIVE EDUCATION COURSES

Course

Title

Hours

course

The Exceptional Child

3

course

Technology in the Classroom

3

course

Educational Psychology

3

course

Observation/Clinical Experience in Education

3

course

Special Topics in Education

1-3

^ The credit for CLC 120, College Success Seminar, is an institutional requirement for graduation. It is not part of the program requirements but must be completed with a D or better.

* EDU 224 is recommended for the Secondary Education Concentration/Elective to satisfy the I/M requirement.

** Many four year colleges require a foreign language. To fulfill the humanities requirement, a student must take a foreign language with a course number of 222. (This is an intermediate level foreign language class requiring several semesters of beginning level foreign language courses before the intermediate course can be taken.)

Any additional electives should be taken in a particular subject area that meets requirements for a secondary teaching credential and will transfer to a four year college of your choice. Consult the four year institution requirements for different majors that lead to a credential in secondary education.

For all those students wishing to obtain a teaching credential in the state of Illinois, a grade of C or above is compulsory for all coursework that is required for the teaching credential. This would include courses in your major, all education courses, and required general electives. (Effective 2012, Illinois State Board of Education)

Note: This plan includes recommendations for students who plan to major in this subject at a four year school. Students who follow this plan will meet the requirements of a general transfer degree (A.A. or A.S). The CLC degree earned will be a general transfer degree, not a degree in this specific area of study.

For more information on recommended courses or program specific advising, contact the Business and Social Sciences Division at (847) 543-2047.