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Associate in Science

Minimum of 61 credit hours
An Associate Degree in Science in Pre-Education offers a degree path for students interested in teaching at the elementary grade-school level. This flexible degree plan option prepares students to transfer to a Professional Teacher Education program at a four-year college or university where the student can earn teaching certification in one of three areas: Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, or Special Education. A career in public or private education can be both exciting and diverse. Elementary Teacher graduates will be helping their students discover the world.

Students interested in teaching at the high school level should talk with an advisor to see what degree program would better meet those requirements.

(C) A grade of "C" or higher must be achieved.

 

  • Course Sequence
    Course ID Course name Credits Type Min Gd
    Suggested Freshman 1st Semester
    SCL 1001 SUCCESS IN COLLEGE AND LIFE 1 Life Skills  
    ENGL 1113 ENGLISH COMPOSITION I 3 Gen Ed  
    PHYS 1064 EARTH SCIENCE 4 Gen Ed  
    HIST 1483 U.S. HISTORY TO THE CIVIL WAR OR  Gen Ed  
    HIST 1493 U.S. HISTORY SINCE THE CIVIL WAR 3 Gen Ed  
    MATH 1503 CONTEMPORARY MATHEMATICS OR  Gen Ed  
    MATH 1513 COLLEGE ALGEBRA FOR BUSINESS, LIFE SCIENCES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES OR  Gen Ed  
    MATH 2013 INTRODUCTION TO STATISTICS 3 Gen Ed  
    FA ELEC FACULTY APPROVED ELECTIVE 3 Gen Ed  
    Suggested Freshman 2nd Semester
    ENGL 1213 ENGLISH COMPOSITION II 3 Gen Ed  
    BIO 1114 GENERAL BIOLOGY (Non Majors) 4 Gen Ed  
    PSY 1113 INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY OR  Gen Ed  
    SOC 1113 INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY 3 Gen Ed  
    MATH 1503 CONTEMPORARY MATHEMATICS OR  Gen Ed  
    MATH 1513 COLLEGE ALGEBRA FOR BUSINESS, LIFE SCIENCES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES OR Gen Ed  
    MATH 2013 INTRODUCTION TO STATISTICS 3 Gen Ed  
    POLSC 1113 AMERICAN FEDERAL GOVERNMENT 3 Gen Ed  
    Suggested Sophomore 1st Semester
    COM 2213 INTRO TO PUBLIC SPEAKING 3 Gen Ed  
    FA ELEC FACULTY APPROVED ELECTIVE 3 Gen Ed  
    FA SCI FACULTY APPROVED SCIENCE ELECTIVE Gen Ed  
    HUM HUMANITIES ELECTIVE 3 Gen Ed  
    ENGL 2123 INTRODUCTION TO LITERATURE OR  Gen Ed  
    ENGL 2653 SURVEY OF ENGLISH LITERATURE II OR  Gen Ed  
    ENGL 2883 SURVEY OF AMERICAN LITERATURE II 3 Gen Ed  
    Suggested Sophomore 2nd Semester
    HUM HUMANITIES ELECTIVE 3 Gen Ed  
    GEOG 2603 WORLD REGIONAL GEOGRAPHY 3 Gen Ed  
    FA ELEC FACULTY APPROVED ELECTIVE Gen Ed  
  • Course Grouping

    Major Courses: None

    General Education Courses: English (6 credit hours): ENGL 1113; ENGL 1213; Mathematics (6 credit hours) chosen from the following: MATH 1503; MATH 1513; or  MATH 2013; History (3 credit hours): HIST 1483 or HIST 1493; Political Science (3 credit hours): POLSC 1113; Biological Science BIO 1114 (must include lab): PHYS 1064; PSY 1113 OR SOC 1113; Humanities (6 credit hours): Chosen from General Education Humanities; COM 2213; GEOG 2603; PHYS 1064; PSY 1113 (Intro to Psychology) or SOC 1113 (Intro to Sociology): Humanities (chosen from General Education Humanities): COM 2213; GEOG 2603; GEOG 2603

    Life Skills Courses: (1 credit hour) Life Skills: SCL 1001

    Support Courses: Students should select General Education Courses, in consultation with a faculty advisor, according to the specific requirements for their chosen transfer university below:

    OU transfers: The third science must be a 2000-level course to meet OU’s requirements. BIO 2404, PHYS 2014, PHYS 2114 (some of these have prerequisites); MATH 2213 and/or MATH 2023; HUM 1113 (as 3 of the 6 credit hours in the General Ed humanities); ten (10) credit hours of modern language (SPAN 1115 AND 1225, FREN 1115 AND 1225, GRMN 1115 AND 1225); Early Childhood Ed majors should take PHIL 1013 toward 3 credit hours of General Education humanities; Special Education majors may take PSY 2193 or PSY 2403 as an elective.

    UCO transfers: HIST 1483 OR 1493 whichever was not taken for General Education; for General Education MATH requirements, only MATH 1513 and MATH 2013 will transfer and satisfy requirements for Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, and Special Education majors. MATH 1503 (Contemporary Math) will not meet the 12 credit hours required by the College of Education; three (3) - six (6) credit hours of modern language (SPAN 1013/1123, FREN 1013/1123, or GRMN 1013/1123)(if only 3 credit hours are taken, student will take an exam to demonstrate listening and speaking ability); CHEM 1115, CHEM 1215, GEOL 1114, PHYS 1014, PHYS 1114, PHYS 1214, PHYS 1504, PHYS 1514 (some of these have prerequisites).

    USAO transfers: MATH 2023 and/or 2213; CHEM 1115, CHEM 1215, GEOL 1114, PHYS 1014, PHYS 1114, PHYS 1214, PHYS 1504, PHYS 1514 (some of these have prerequisites); six (6) - ten (10) credit hours of modern language (SPAN, FREN, GRMN); One of the following may be taken as an elective: ECON 2123, ECON 2143, PSY 1113, PSY 1103, PSY 1123, PSY 1143, PSY 1153, PSY 1503, PSY 2193, PSY 2233, PSY 2243, PSY 2743, SOC 1203, SOC 2013, SOC 2023, SCO 2063, SOC 2123, SOC 2163, SOC 2213, ART 1123, ART 2013, ART 1233, ART 2143, ART 2183, ART 1193, ART 2193, ART 2263, JB 1103, JB 2233, JB 2303, MU 1151, MU 1141, ENGL 2003.

    This program is designed for students planning to continue to their education at a four-year college or university. See the front general section for information and requirements about University Parallel Transfer Programs. Student majoring in Elementary Education, Early Childhood Education and Special should carefully select courses that will satisfy requirements at the transfer institution. The A.S. degree does not guarantee entry into a Professional Teacher Education program, and students transferring to an Oklahoma institution should consult an academic or faculty advisor in order to meet requirements. Elementary Education, Early Childhood Education, and Special Education majors seeking certification in Oklahoma must take twelve (12) credit hours in each of the following areas: English and Communication, Mathematics, Science, and Social Sciences. A grade of "C" or better must be eared in all coursework to satisfy degree requirements. In addition, Elementary Education, Early Childhood Education, and Special Education majors must demonstrate listening and speaking skills in a language other than English at the "novice-high" level, as required by the State of Oklahoma Teacher Certification. Please consult the faculty advisor in regard to meeting foreign language requirements, as they vary from institution to institution. 

  • Program Notes

    Notes: This program is designed for students planning to continue their education at a four-year college or university. See the front general section for information and requirements about University Parallel/Transfer Programs.

  • Course Descriptions

    Biological Science

    BIO 1114 - GENERAL BIOLOGY (Non Majors)
    Prerequisites: ENGL 0203 or adequate placement score or by meeting determined placement measures; MATH 0103 or adequate math placement test score.
    4 CREDITS

    An introductory lab-based course that is designed to provide non-biological science major with the necessary background needed to effectively understand scientific information. Students investigate the properties of life to include: organization, energy use, evolution, maintenance of homeostasis, reproduction, growth, and development. Ecological concepts are discussed which enables students to have a better understanding regarding the impact that humans have on the natural world. Laboratory work is an integral and required part of this course.

    Communications

    COM 2213 - INTRO TO PUBLIC SPEAKING
    Prerequisites: ENGL 0106 or adequate placement score
    3 CREDITS

    Given the principles of effective listening and speaking, the student will assimilate those skills into his or her physical and psychological worlds. After being exposed to public, business and professional speaking, the student will apply the principles of invention, organization, style, and delivery through practical exercises and will use the principles of rhetorical criticism in discussing speeches delivered in class.

    Electives

    FA ELEC - FACULTY APPROVED ELECTIVE
    Prerequisites: None
    3 CREDITS

    Faculty approved elective

    FA SCI - FACULTY APPROVED SCIENCE ELECTIVE
    Prerequisites: None
    3 CREDITS

    Faculty approved Science elective

    HUM - HUMANITIES ELECTIVE
    Prerequisites: None
    3 CREDITS

    Humanities elective

    English

    ENGL 1113 - ENGLISH COMPOSITION I
    Prerequisites: ENGL 0203, adequate placement score, or by meeting determined placement measures
    3 CREDITS

    The student will write well-developed compositions which demonstrate the principles of unity, coherence, and organization and which contain specific details and vivid language. The students will locate library material and incorporate researched materials into compositions.

    ENGL 1213 - ENGLISH COMPOSITION II
    Prerequisites: ENGL 1103 or ENGL 1113 taken within the last year, with strong encouragement for immediate continuation.
    3 CREDITS

    In this advanced writing course, students will create essays that explore and evaluate a variety of issues and perspectives suggested by fiction, poetry, drama, essays, and other types of cultural texts. Students will refine and augment the writing techniques they learned in ENGL 1113 or ENGL 1103 to develop well- reasoned, well-structured arguments in a clear, fluid, and engaging prose style.

    ENGL 2123 - INTRODUCTION TO LITERATURE
    Prerequisites: Prerequisite or Corequisite: ENGL 1213
    3 CREDITS

    This course is a study of literary forms and genres, including short story, poetry, drama, and novels. Students will be introduced to literary terminology, critical theories, and a diversity of authors and literary styles. Through various assignments, written and/or oral, students will demonstrate their ability to analyze, evaluate and interpret literary forms.

    ENGL 2653 - SURVEY OF ENGLISH LITERATURE II
    Prerequisites: ENGL 1213
    This course is a survey of English literature from the Romantic Age to the present. tudents will study representative works that shaped the literary canon and traditions in English Literature, placing them in their literary, historical, philosophical, and cultural contexts. CREDITS

    ENGL 2883 - SURVEY OF AMERICAN LITERATURE II
    Prerequisites: Prerequisites: ENGL 1213
    3 CREDITS

    This course is a survey of American literature from the Civil War to the present time. Students will study representative works that shaped the American literary tradition, placing them in their literary, historical, philosophical, and cultural contexts. In addition, students will examine common issues, conflicts, preoccupations, and themes found in the literary selections.

    Geography

    GEOG 2603 - WORLD REGIONAL GEOGRAPHY
    Prerequisites: NONE
    3 CREDITS

    The student will examine the world’s major cultural regions and determine the relationship between the physical environment and economic, social and political conditions.

    History

    HIST 1483 - U.S. HISTORY TO THE CIVIL WAR
    Prerequisites: ENGL 0203, adequate placement score, or by meeting determined placement measures
    3 CREDITS

    After analyzing events in American history from 1400 to 1870 in such areas as revolution, geographic and social mobility, political reform, government precedents and war, the student will be able to identify patterns of present day mobility, describe governmental operations in his society and help resolve conflict in society based on the students search for change, precedents, and conflict in the American past.

    HIST 1493 - U.S. HISTORY SINCE THE CIVIL WAR
    Prerequisites: ENGL 0203, adequate placement score, or by meeting determined placement measures
    3 CREDITS

    After analyzing events in American history from 1870 to the present in such areas as political reform, industrialization, urbanization, ethnic acculturation and war, the student will be able to identify meaningful changes in his society, identify equal rights in that society, and help resolve conflict in this society based on the students search for change, equal rights and conflicts in the American past.

    Mathematics

    MATH 1503 - CONTEMPORARY MATHEMATICS
    Prerequisites: MATH 0403 or adequate math placement test score. Pre or Co-requisite ENGL 1113 or ENGL 1103
    3 CREDITS

    A study of the mathematics needed for critical evaluation of quantitative information and arguments (including logic, critical appraisal of graphs and tables); use of simple mathematical models, and an introduction to elementary statistics.

    MATH 1513 - COLLEGE ALGEBRA FOR BUSINESS, LIFE SCIENCES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES
    Prerequisites: MATH 0403 or adequate math placement test score; ENGL 0203, adequate placement score, or by meeting determined placement measures
    3 CREDITS

    The student will demonstrate an understanding of the general concepts of relation and function and specifically of polynomial, exponential, and logarithmic functions; the ability to solve systems of equations by utilizing matrices and determinants; and the ability to solve practical problems using algebra.

    MATH 2013 - INTRODUCTION TO STATISTICS
    Prerequisites: MATH 0403 or adequate math placement test score; ENGL 0203, adequate placement score, or by meeting determined placement measures
    3 CREDITS

    The student will solve problems applying the concepts of random sampling, elementary probability, testing hypotheses, descriptive measures, chi-square, regression and correlation, and analysis of variance.

    Physics

    PHYS 1064 - EARTH SCIENCE
    Prerequisites: ENGL 0203, adequate placement score, or by meeting determined placement measures and Math 0203 or adequate math placement test score.
    4 CREDITS

    Students will demonstrate their understanding of an overview of the earth sciences. The student will study the areas of astronomy, meteorology, climatology and oceanography, with the major concentration on the study of geologic principles. Laboratory work is an integral part of the course.

    Political Science

    POLSC 1113 - AMERICAN FEDERAL GOVERNMENT
    Prerequisites: ENGL 0203, adequate placement score, or by meeting determined placement measures
    3 CREDITS

    A study of the principles, structure, processes and functions of the United States federal government.

    Psychology

    PSY 1113 - INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY
    Prerequisites: ENGL 0203, adequate placement score, or by meeting determined placement measures
    3 CREDITS

    A survey of the major areas of study in psychology such as motivation, learning, physiology, personality, social psychology, abnormal behavior, perception, memory, cognition/thought, and treatment.

    Sociology

    SOC 1113 - INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY
    Prerequisites: ENGL 0203, adequate placement score, or by meeting determined placement measures
    3 CREDITS

    The student will identify the sociological dimensions of human behavior by analyzing the concepts of society, culture, socialization, institutions, social stratification and social change.

    Success in College and Life

    SCL 1001 - SUCCESS IN COLLEGE AND LIFE
    Prerequisites: ENGL 0106 or adequate reading/writing assessment scores
    1 CREDIT

    Students will learn best practices for academic, career, and personal success. Students will discover their individual strengths, interests, and values to create a personalized plan; select and utilize resources that are applicable to their growth and success; and engage as active and responsible members of the academic community. This course should be taken during a student's first semester of college work at Oklahoma City Community College and is a required course in degree plans to satisfy the Life Skills requirement.

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