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Why choose Garrett for Secondary Education?
Garrett College Teacher Education programs are highly committed to providing pre-service teachers with the highest quality education to properly prepare them for the rigors of teaching in the 21st century. By educating teacher candidates in theory, analytical thinking, practical methods, and the latest proven methods, we strive to give candidates the necessary tools to become effective and efficient educational leaders.
Teacher Education Degrees
Garrett College awards an Associate in Arts degree to graduates of the Teacher Education Secondary Education concentration.
Program Learning Outcomes
- Students will demonstrate competency in written and oral communication appropriate to their teacher education focus.
- Students will research, analyze, and evaluate learning theories, strategies, and technology relevant to classroom instruction.
- Students will research and apply current instructional strategies, pedagogical trends, and best practices to curriculum development.
- Students will develop and implement various forms of assessment to monitor and manage student learning.
- Students will develop an in-depth understanding of basic concepts, terminology, and techniques appropriate to their area of study in teacher education.
- Students will differentiate instruction for students of all abilities.
- Students will create lesson plans and develop instructional strategies based on state curriculum and INTASC standards.
Students in the Secondary Education program get high educational value at Garrett College with the following:
- Transferability of most credits in many regional four-year institutions
- Broad educational foundation
- Praxis I completion
- Affordable start to a four-year degree
Garrett's Secondary Education program prepares you to transfer to a four-year institution and pursue a career in any of the following general or specialty fields:
- Secondary classroom instruction
- Adolescent and teenage programming
- Adolescent and teenage literature
Secondary Education concentration
Teacher Education A.A. Degree
Total Credit Hours Required 60
Institutional Requirement (1 credit)
- FYE101 First Year Experience 1
GER Required Credits (35 credits)
Comp I—Expos Writing
Min. C grade required
Arts and Humanities
- COM101 Intro to Communication 3
- ENG102 Comp II—Intro to Literature 3
or MUS110 Music Appreciation
or THE101 Introduction to Theater 3
American History to 1865
or HIS112 American History since 1865
or HIS121 Twentieth Century World 3
Social and Behavioral Sciences
- PSY101 General Psychology 3
Principles of Sociology
or GEO201 Cultural Geography
or POL140 American Natl Govt 3
Two GER Science courses from the following
BIO101 General Biology I
or CHE101 General Chemistry
or ESC01 Physical Geology
or ESC121 Physical Geography
or PHY130 Physical Science 8
- MAT105 College Algebra 3
- EDU246 Educational Technology* 3
Core Courses (8 credits)
- EDU105 Career in Analysis in Education* 1
- EDU201 Foundations of Education* 3
- EDU275 Teaching Lab* 1
- PSY112 Educational Psychology * 3
Concentration Coursework (6 credits)
- EDU251 Adapting Instr for Diverse Learners* 3
- PSY102 Human Growth & Development 3
Concentration Electives (10 credits)
Select based on desired teaching area: Math, Science, Social Studies, etc. Choose after consultation with advisor.