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  Sep 21, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Academic Catalog PREVIEW

Pathway to Teaching Careers (EC35)


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Associate in Arts Degree

The goal of this program is to offer a course of study that provides students with a strong foundation in both the liberal arts and their chosen field of specialization. Students will be prepared to transfer to the teacher preparation program at Southern Connecticut State University where students will work toward a baccalaureate degree with secondary education certification in their area of specialization. Areas of specialization are those identified by the State Department of Education as experiencing current and projected teacher shortages. These areas are Biology, Chemistry, English, Foreign Language, Mathematics and Physics.This transfer program closely parallels the core requirements of the first two years of most four-year college teacher preparation programs in Connecticut. Students are advised to review the requirements of the transfer institution prior to course selection.

Outcomes:

  • Complete the general education courses and content area specialization courses to fulfill the first two years of the baccalaureate degree requirements at SCSU, thereby exhibiting an educational background in the arts, humanities, mathematics, science and social and behavioral sciences.
  • Meet the requirements for admission into the SCSU School of Education
  • Demonstrate effective oral and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of basic statistics and/or integral calculus.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the history of the United States and the Western World to understand life and events in the past and how they relate to one’s own life experiences.
  • Identify and explain basic theories of psychological behavior and interpersonal relationships.
  • Identify and explain basic educational theory and how it applies to the learner, including those with special needs.

NOTE: The agreement states that students must have a 2.7 G.P.A., pass the state-mandated skills examination (PRAXIS I) and must complete an interview process prior to being admitted into the SCSU School of Education. Students should consult with a faculty advisor regarding other specifics of this agreement.

NOTE: Students should consult with their department advisor prior to selecting any courses for transfer.

Specializations (listed below) include:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • English
  • Foreign Language
  • Mathematics
  • Physics

Please Note


This is a PREVIEW of the 2017-2018 Catalog, it is not the official version. 

EC35: Biology Specialization


Freshman Year

ENG* E101 - Composition (3 credits)  
HIS* E101 - Western Civilization I (3 credits)  
    or  HIS* E102 - Western Civilization II (3 credits)  
MAT* E186 - Pre-Calculus (4 credits)    
    or  MAT* E254 - Calculus I (4 credits)  
BIO* E121 - General Biology I (4 credits)  
Elective - Foreign Language 1
ENG* E102 - Literature & Composition (3 credits)   
BIO* E122 - General Biology II (4 credits) ​ 
Elective - Foreign Language 1
Elective - Foreign Language 2
PSY* E111 - General Psychology I (3 credits)   

Sophomore Year

CHE* E121 - General Chemistry I (4 credits)  
CSA* E105 - Introduction to Software Applications (3 credits)  
HIS* E201 - U.S. History I (3 credits) 
   or   HIS* E202 - U.S. History II (3 credits)   
ECE* E215 - The Exceptional Learner (3 credits)  
CHE* E122 - General Chemistry II (4 credits)  
PLH* E101 - Elementary Polish I (3 credits)  
Elective - Choose one of the Aesthetic Dimensions of Humankind choices listed below (3 credits) 3
EDU 200  -  Teachers, Schools and Society (3 credits) 4
Elective - Restricted (3 credits) 5
Elective - Restricted - BIO* E235 Microbiology (0-4 credits) 6


TOTAL CREDITS: 60-63

1 Foreign Language Requirement: students must complete foreign language at the 201 level by course or by placement.

2 Restricted AESX choose one from ENG* E281 , ENG* E282  , ART* E111 ART* E112 ART* E121 ART* E131 ART* E141 ART* E155 ART* E157 ART* E163 ART* E167 ART* E184 ART* E250 ART* E253 MUS* E141 , THR* E110 THR* E112 THR* E115 THR* E120  

3 Restricted AESX choose one from ART* E101 ART* E102 ART* E103 ART* E200 , MUS* E101 THR* E101 ENG* E213 ENG* E214 ENG* E221 ENG* E222 ENG* E233 ENG* E251 ENG* E278 ENG* E282  

4 Until the course is offered at HCC it can be taken at SCSU as EDU 200 with the permission of the program advisor.

5 Choose one course from ECN* E102 POL* E102 , ENG* E231 ENG* E232  

6 If you needed to take 6 or more credits of foreign language, you will not need these elective credits.

NOTE: For degree completion the student must complete the Computer Literacy Requirement

NOTE: A minimum of 15 credits must be taken in 200-level courses

EC35: Chemistry Specialization


Freshman Year

ENG* E101 - Composition (3 credits)   
HIS* E101 - Western Civilization I (3 credits) 
 or   HIS* E102 - Western Civilization II (3 credits)  
MAT* E254 - Calculus I (4 credits)   
CHE* E121 - General Chemistry I (4 credits)   
Elective - Foreign Language (3 credits) 1
  or Elective - Restricted (4 credits)  7
ENG* E102 - Literature & Composition (3 credits)  
CHE* E122 - General Chemistry II (4 credits)  
Elective - Foreign Language (3 credits) 1
  or Elective - Restricted (4 credits)  7
Elective - Restricted, Choose one of the AESX choices listed below (3 credits) 
PSY* E111 - General Psychology I (3 credits)  

Sophomore Year

CHE* E211 - Organic Chemistry I (4 credits)  3
CSA* E105 - Introduction to Software Applications (3 credits)  
HIS* E201 - U.S. History I (3 credits)   
 or  HIS* E202 - U.S. History II (3 credits)   
ECE* E215 - The Exceptional Learner (3 credits)   
CHE* E212 - Organic Chemistry II (4 credits)  3
PHL* E101 - Introduction to Philosophy (3 credits)  
Elective - Restricted, Choose one of the AESX choices listed below (3 credits) 
EDU 200 - Teachers, Schools and Society (3 credits) 5
Elective - Restricted (3 credits) 6
MAT* E256 - Calculus II (4 credits)   7

 

TOTAL CREDITS: 60-63

1 Foreign Language Requirement: students must complete foreign language at the 201 level by course or by placement.

2 Restricted AESX choose one from ENG* E281, ENG* E282 , ART* E111, ART* E112, ART* E121, ART* E131, ART* E141, ART* E155, ART* E157, ART* E163, ART* E167, ART* E184, ART* E250, ART* E253, MUS* E141, THR* E110, THR* E112, THR* E115, THR* E120 

3 if CHE 211 & CHE 212 are not offered, take PHY 221 & PHY 222

4 Restricted AESX choose one from ART* E101, ART* E102, ART* E103, ART* E200, MUS* E101, THR* E101, ENG* E213, ENG* E214, ENG* E221, ENG* E222, ENG* E233, ENG* E251, ENG* E278, ENG* E282 

5 Until the course is offered at HCC it can be taken at SCSU as EDU 200 with the permission of the program advisor.

Choose one course from ECN* E102, POL* E102, ENG* E231, ENG* E232 

7 If exempt from all or some of the Foreign Language requirement through placement choose MAT* E256. If you needed to take 6 or more credits of foreign language, you will not need these elective credits.

 

EC35: English Specialization


Freshman Year

ENG* E101 - Composition (3 credits)  
HIS* E101 - Western Civilization I (3 credits) 
 or   HIS* E102 - Western Civilization II (3 credits)  
Elective (MATH) - Mathematics (3-4 credits)  1
PSY* E111 - General Psychology I (3 credits)  
Elective - Foreign Language 2
or ​Elective - See below (3 credits) 3
ENG* E102 - Literature & Composition (3 credits)  
CSA* E105 - Introduction to Software Applications (3 credits)  
Elective - Foreign Language (3 credits) 2
or Elective - See below (3 credits) 3
PHL* E101 - Introduction to Philosophy (3 credits)   
Elective - Restricted from list below (3 credits) 4

Sophomore Year

Elective - Restricted, Science from list below (3-4 credits) 5
ENG* E233 - Shakespeare (3 credits)   
HIS* E201 - U.S. History I (3 credits) 
 or   HIS* E202 - U.S. History II (3 credits)  
ECE* E215 - The Exceptional Learner (3 credits)  
Elective - Restricted, Science from the list below 5
ENG* E214 - Drama (3 credits) 
ENG* E281 - Creative Writing (3 credits)  
EDU 200 - Teachers, Schools and Society (3 cresits) 6
Elective (OPEN) - Any course 100 or higher (3-4 credits)  7

TOTAL CREDITS: 60-63

1 Math Elective: Choose one MAT 167, MAT 172, MAT 186 or MAT 254

2 Foreign Language Requirement: students must complete foreign language at the 201 level by course or by placement.

3 If exempt from all or some of the Foreign Language requirement through placement choose one open elective

4 Choose one course from ECN 102, POL 102, ENG 231, ENG 232

5 Science Electives: Choose two courses, one must be a 4-credit laboratory course BIO 105, 111, 175, 121, 122, 235, 260; CHE 111, 121, 122; PHY 121, 122, 221, 222

6 Until the course is offered at HCC it can be taken at SCSU as EDU 200 with the permission of the program advisor.

7 Depending on how many 4-credit courses you took, you may not need these elective credits

 

EC35: Foreign Language Specialization


Freshman Year

ENG* E101 - Composition (3 credits)  
CSA* E105 - Introduction to Software Applications (3 credits)  
Elective (MATH) - Mathematics (3-4 credits) 1
SPA* E201 - Intermediate Spanish I (3 credits)  
Elective - Choose one of the AESX choices listed below (3 credits) 2
ENG* E102 - Literature & Composition (3 credits)  
Elective - Science form list below (3-4 credits) 3
SPA* E202 - Intermediate Spanish II (3 credits)  
HIS* E101 - Western Civilization I (3 credits)  
 or  HIS* E102 - Western Civilization II (3 credits)  
PSY* E111 - General Psychology I (3 credits)  

Sophomore Year

SPA* E251 - Advanced Spanish I (3 credits)  
HIS* E201 - U.S. History I (3 credits)  
 or  HIS* E202 - U.S. History II (3 credits)  
ECE* E215 - The Exceptional Learner (3 credits)  
Elective - Science form list below (3-4 credits) 3
SPA* E252 - Advanced Spanish II (3 credits)  
PHL* E101 - Introduction to Philosophy (3 credits)  
Elective - Choose one of the AESX choices listed below (3 credits) 4
EDU 200 -  Teachers, Schools and Society (3 credits) 5
Elective (OPEN) - Any course 100 or higher (3-4 credits)  6

TOTAL CREDITS: 60-63

1 Math Elective: Choose one MAT 167, MAT 172, MAT 186 or MAT 254

2 Restricted AESX choose one from ENG 281, 282; ART 111,112,121,131, 141, 155, 157, 163, 167, 184, 250, 253; MUS 141; THR 110, 112, 114, 115, 120

3 Science Electives: Choose two courses, one must be a 4-credit laboratory course BIO 105, 111, 175, 121, 122, 235, 260; CHE 111, 121, 122; PHY 121, 122, 221, 222

4 Restricted AESX choose one from ART 101, 102, 103, 200; MUS 101; THR 101; ENG 213, 214, 221, 222, 233, 251, 278, 282

5 Until the course is offered at HCC it can be taken at SCSU as EDU 200 with the permission of the program advisor.

6 Depending on how many 4-credit courses you took, you may not need these elective credits

EC35: Mathematics Specialization


Freshman Year

ENG* E101 - Composition (3 credits)   
HIS* E101 - Western Civilization I (3 credits) 
 or   HIS* E102 - Western Civilization II (3 credits)  
MAT* E254 - Calculus I (4 credits)   
Elective - Foreign Language (3 credits) 1
or Elective - Restricted 7
Elective - Choose one of the AESX choices listed below 2
ENG* E102 - Literature & Composition (3 credits) 
MAT* E256 - Calculus II (4 credits) 
Elective - Foreign Language (0-3 credits) 1
or Elective - Restricted 7
CSC* E105 - Programming Logic (3 credits)  
PSY* E111 - General Psychology I (3 credits)  

Sophomore Year

MAT* E268 - Calculus III: Multivariable (4 credits)  
Elective - Restricted Science 3
HIS* E201 - U.S. History I (3 credits) 
or   HIS* E202 - U.S. History II (3 credits)  
ECE* E215 - The Exceptional Learner (3 credits)  
Elective - Restricted Science 3
PHL* E101 - Introduction to Philosophy (3 credits)  
Elective - Choose one of the AESX choices listed below 4
EDU 200 - Teachers, Schools and Society (3 credits) 5
Elective - Restricted 6
Elective - Restricted 7

TOTAL CREDITS: 60-63

1 Foreign Language Requirement: students must complete foreign language at the 201 level by course or by placement.

2 Restricted AESX choose one from ENG 281, 282; ART 111,112,121,131, 141, 155, 157, 163, 167, 184, 250, 253; MUS 141; THR 110, 112, 114, 115, 120

3 Science Elective: Choose two semester sequence of BIO 121/122, CHE 121/122, PHY 121/122 or PHY 221/222

4 Restricted AESX choose one from ART 101, 102, 103, 200; MUS 101; THR 101; ENG 213, 214, 221, 222, 233, 251, 278, 282

5 Until the course is offered at HCC it can be taken at SCSU as EDU 200 with the permission of the program advisor.

6 Choose one course from ECN 102, POL 102, ENG 231, ENG 232

7 CSC* E205 (CSC* E105 prerequisite) If you needed to take 6 or more credits of foreign language, you will not need these elective credits.

NOTE: For degree completion the student must complete the Computer Literacy Requirement

EC35: Physics Specialization


Freshman Year

ENG* E101 - Composition (3 credits)   
HIS* E101 - Western Civilization I (3 credits) 
 or   HIS* E102 - Western Civilization II (3 credits)  
MAT* E254 - Calculus I (4 credits)   
PHY* E221 - Calculus-Based Physics I (4 credits)    
Elective - Foreign Language 1
 or Elective - Restricted 6
ENG* E102 - Literature & Composition (3 credits)  
MAT* E256 - Calculus II (4 credits) 
Elective - Foreign Language 1
 or Elective - Restricted 6
PHY* E222 - Calculus-Based Physics II (4 credits)  
Elective - Choose one of the AESX choices listed below 2

Sophomore Year

CSA* E105 - Introduction to Software Applications (3 credits)  
PSY* E111 - General Psychology I (3 credits)   
MAT* E268 - Calculus III: Multivariable (4 credits)  
CHE* E121 - General Chemistry I (4 credits)   
HIS* E201 - U.S. History I (3 credits)   
 or  HIS* E202 - U.S. History II (3 credits)   
ECE* E215 - The Exceptional Learner (3 credits)  
PHL* E101 - Introduction to Philosophy (3 credits)  
Elective - Choose one of the AESX choices listed below (3 credits) 3
Elective - Restricted to choices below 4
EDU 200 -  Teachers, Schools and Society (3 credits) 5
CHE* E122 - General Chemistry II (4 credits)  6

TOTAL CREDITS: 60-63

1 Foreign Language Requirement: students must complete foreign language at the 201 level by course or by placement.

2 Restricted AESX choose one from ENG 281, 282; ART 111,112,121,131, 141, 155, 157, 163, 167, 184, 250, 253; MUS 141; THR 110, 112, 114, 115, 120

3 Restricted AESX choose one from ART 101, 102, 103, 200; MUS 101; THR 101; ENG 213, 214, 221, 222, 233, 251, 278, 282

4 Choose one course from ECN 102, POL 102, ENG 231, ENG 232

5 Until the course is offered at HCC it can be taken at SCSU as EDU 200 with the permission of the program advisor.

6 If you needed to take 6 or more credits of foreign language, you will not need these credits to graduate HCC, but you will need to take CHE 122 to complete your 4-year degree.

 

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