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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  
    HIST 1483 U.S. History to The Civil War OR  Gen Ed  
    HIST 1493 U.S. History Since The Civil War 3 Gen Ed  
    BIO 1114 General Biology (Non Majors) 4 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  
    Suggested Freshman 2nd Semester
    ENGL 1213 English Composition II 3 Gen Ed  
    POLSC 1113 American Federal Government 3 Gen Ed  
    PHYS 1014 Physical Science OR Gen Ed  
    CHEM 1115 General Chemistry I 4-5 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  
    Suggested Sophomore 1st Semester
    HUM Humanities Elective 3 Gen Ed  
    COM 2213 Intro to Public Speaking 3 Gen Ed  
    ENGL 2123 Introduction to Literature 3 Gen Ed  
    PREED ELEC Pre-Education Electives 6 Gen Ed  
    Suggested Sophomore 2nd Semester
    HUM Humanities Elective 3 Gen Ed  
    GEOG 2603 World Regional Geography 3 Gen Ed  
    PREED ELEC Pre-Education Electives 9 Gen Ed  
  • Course Grouping

    Major Courses: None

    General Education Courses: (38-39 credits) English (6 credit hours): ENGL 1113; ENGL 1213; POLSC 1113; History (3 credit hours): HIST 1483 or HIST 1493; Biological Science BIO 1114 (must include lab): PHYS 1014(UCO, USAO) or CHEM 1115 (OU); PSY 1113(UCO, USAO) OR SOC 1113 (UCO, USAO, or OU); Humanities (6 credit hours); COM 2213; GEOG 2603; MATH 1503 (OU, USAO), MATH 1513 (OU, USAO, UCO), or MATH 2013 (OU, USAO, UCO).

    Support Courses: (6 Credits) 3 credits: MATH 1503 (OU, USAO) or MATH 1513 (OU, USAO, UCO), or MATH 2013 (OU, USAO, UCO); ENGL 2123.

    Faculty Guided Electives: (15-16  Credits) Choose from the following list: MATH 2023 Foundations of Geometry and Measurements (OU, UCO, USAO); MATH 2213 Mathematical Systems (OU, UCO, USAO); GEOL 1064 Earth Science (UCO, USAO); PHYS 1114 College Physics (USAO); CHEM 1115 (USAO); ASTR 1514 (USAO); HIST 1483/1493 (UCO, USAO); SPAN 1115 (OU, UCO, USAO); SPAN 1225 (OU, UCO, USAO); FREN 1115 (OU, UCO, USAO); FREN 1225 (OU, UCO, USAO);GRMN 1115* (OU, UCO, USAO); GRMN 1225** (OU).

    *Recommend Reverse Transfer of PTE-3023  if foreign language competency attained through HS or Competency Test. See faculty Advisor for additional information.

    ** Additional Courses may be substituted for USAO if foreign language competency is attained through HS or Competency Test.  See faculty advisor. 

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

    Course Requirement UCO USAO OU
    General Education      
    ENGL 1113; ENGL 1213; POLSC 1113; HIST 1483;HUM (6 credits); MATH 2013, BIO 1114; COM 2213; GEOG 2603  X  X  X
    SOC 1113 -OR X X X
    PSY 1113 X   X
    PHYS 1014 -OR X X  
    CHEM 1115   X  
    PHYS 1014  X X  
    Support      
    Gen Ed Math: MATH 1513 or MATH 2013  X    
    Gen Ed Math: MATH 1503, MATH 1513, or MATH 2013   X X
    Math Elective: MATH 1513 or MATH 2013 X    
    Math Elective: MATH 1503, MATH 1513, or MATH 2013    X
    Literature: ENGL 2123 X X X
    Electives      
    MATH 2023 X X X
    MATH 2213 X X X
    PHYS 1064 X    
    PHYS 1064, PHYS 1114  or CHEM 1115, ASTR 1514     X
    SPAN 1115, FREN 1115, GRMN 1115*+ X X X
    SPAN 1225, FREN 1225, GRMN 1225   X  

     *(UCO) Recommend Reverse Transfer of PTE-3023  if foreign language competency attained through HS or Competency Test. See faculty Advisor for additional information

    +(USAO)Additional Courses may be substituted for USAO if foreign language competency is attained through HS or Competency Test. See faculty advisor 

  • 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.
    4CREDITS

    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.

    Chemistry

    CHEM 1115 - General Chemistry I
    Prerequisites: ENGL 0203, adequate placement score, or by meeting determined placement measures; MATH 1513 or MATH 1533, or both MATH 0403 and High School Chemistry or CHEM 1123. A grade of
    5CREDITS

    This course is designed for science and engineering majors. The course covers nomenclature, atomic and molecular structure, stoichiometry, acid/base and other aqueous reactions, states of matter, phase changes, gas laws, and an introduction to thermochemistry. Laboratory experience is an integral part of the course.

    Communications

    COM 2213 - Intro to Public Speaking
    Prerequisites: ENGL 0106 or adequate placement score
    3CREDITS

    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

    HUM - Humanities Elective
    Prerequisites: None
    3CREDITS

    Humanities elective

    PREED ELEC - Pre-Education Electives
    Prerequisites: None
    15-16CREDITS

    Students should choose 15-16 hours from the faculty guided electives list: MATH 2023 Foundations of Geometry and Measurements (OU, UCO, USAO); MATH 2213 Mathematical Systems (OU, UCO, USAO); GEOL 1064 Earth Science (UCO, USAO); PHYS 1114 College Physics (USAO); CHEM 1115 (USAO); ASTR 1514 (USAO); HIST 1483/1493 (UCO, USAO); SPAN 1115 (OU, UCO, USAO); SPAN 1225 (OU, UCO, USAO); FREN 1115 (OU, UCO, USAO); FREN 1225 (OU, UCO, USAO); GRMN 1115* (OU, UCO, USAO); GRMN 1225** (OU). *Recommend Reverse Transfer of PTE-3023 if foreign language competency attained through HS or Competency Test. See faculty Advisor for additional information. ** Additional Courses may be substituted for USAO if foreign language competency is attained through HS or Competency Test. See faculty advisor.

    English

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

    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.
    3CREDITS

    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
    3CREDITS

    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.

    Geography

    GEOG 2603 - World Regional Geography
    Prerequisites: NONE
    3CREDITS

    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
    3CREDITS

    After analyzing events in American history from 1400 to 1877 in such areas as revolution, geographic and social mobility, political reform, government precedents and war, students will be able to identify patterns of present day mobility, describe governmental operations in their society and help resolve conflict in society based on the student’s search for change, precedents, and conflict in the American past. A general education requirement.

    HIST 1493 - U.S. History Since The Civil War
    Prerequisites: ENGL 0203, adequate placement score, or by meeting determined placement measures
    3CREDITS

    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
    3CREDITS

    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. This course satisfies the computer proficiency requirement.

    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
    3CREDITS

    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
    3CREDITS

    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 1014 - Physical Science
    Prerequisites: ENGL 0203, adequate placement score, or by meeting determined placement measures and Math 0203 or adequate math placement test score.
    4CREDITS

    Students will develop an appreciation for concepts, methods, and applications of the natural sciences in their everyday lives. Students will be able to demonstrate their familiarity with some of the basic principles of chemistry, physics, geology, astronomy, and other physical sciences by (1) indicating how disciplines can work together in the solution of common problems (2) utilizing physical science methods in their daily lives, describing physical phenomena and predicting the results of common occurrences, and (3) demonstrating the ability to utilize scientific methodologies in a laboratory setting.

    Political Science

    POLSC 1113 - American Federal Government
    Prerequisites: ENGL 0203, adequate placement score, or by meeting determined placement measures
    3CREDITS

    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
    3CREDITS

    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
    3CREDITS

    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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