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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.
Information Literacy Skills: Students will incorporate information literacy skills that will evidence their ability to locate, evaluate, and effectively use information to complete assignments.
Communication Skills: Students will demonstrate competency in written and verbal communication appropriate to their teacher education focus (early childhood, elementary, secondary education).
Critical Analysis and Reasoning Skills: Students will research, analyze, and evaluate learning theories, strategies, and technology relevant to classroom instruction. Students will develop and demonstrate the ability to manage classroom activities and behavior.
Scientific Literacy and Quantitative Reasoning Skills: Students will demonstrate competent understanding of the life sciences, physical sciences, earth science, and mathematics as required for teacher certification.
Information Management Skills: Students will utilize technology in preparing reports and presentations appropriate to their area of study in teacher education.
Academic and Technical Proficiency in the Major: Students will demonstrate the skills required for a successful career in teaching including objective observation of students, developing lesson plans, and classroom management.
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
- SPC101 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 ESC121 Physical Geography
or PHY130 Physical Science 8
- MAT105 College Algebra 3
- EDU246 Educational Technology 3
Core Courses (14 credits)
- EDU105 Career in Analysis in Education 1
- EDU201 Foundations of Education 3
- EDU251 Adapting Instr for Diverse Learners 3
- EDU275 Teaching Lab 1
- PSY102 Human Growth & Development 3
- PSY112 Educational Psychology 3
Major Electives (10 credits)
Select based on desired teaching area: Math, Science, Social Studies, etc. Choose after consultation with advisor.