SLCC General Catalog

Education AS

Associate Of Science
63 credits minimum

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Program Description

The Education Program is a two-year program designed to prepare students to transfer to an accredited four-year teaching program. Students completing the program will develop skills and receive the hands-on experience necessary to be accepted into the professional core of courses offered at the university level. 

Specific requirements leading to a bachelor’s degree in education differ among the four-year higher education institutions. To tailor a program specific to student needs, meet with the Education Academic Advisor prior to registering for courses.

Secondary Education

Not all teaching majors are offered at all USHE schools. Meet with the Education Academic Advisor for the specific transfer information about the major(s), minor(s) at the school to which you plan to transfer. Most colleges and universities require EDU 1010. Efficient transfer planning is essential.

Transfer/Articulation Information

Students should select electives based on the institution to which they intend to transfer. Electives beyond those listed below may be selected with approval from faculty or advisor. Students should consult with the Education Academic Advisor to ensure that the correct classes are taken for transferability to their school of choice. Guidelines for transfer are listed below and are subject to change. Students are also advised to contact the Education Advisor at the school(s) to which they intend to transfer.

Elementary Education

University Of Utah
Elementary Education

General Education (with some specific choices), EDU 1010, EDU 2011, EDU 2030, EDU 2110, EDU 2140, EDU 2150, EDU 2410, ENGL 1200, ETHS 2410 or ETHS 2420 or ETHS 2430 or ETHS 2440 or HUMA 2220, FHS 1500, FHS 2640, FHS 2645. MATH 1050 is a pre-requisite for MATH 4010 at the U of U and must be less than two years old. Meet with the Education Academic Advisor for further information.

Utah State University
Elementary Education GRADES K-6, Pre-K-8, or 1-8

General Education (with some specific choices), EDU 1010, FHS 1500, FHS 2600*/0010, FHS 2610/0011, MATH 1050, MATH 2010 AND MATH 2020. For Pre-K- 8 & grades 1-8 take the above classes as well as HLTH 1500 and ENGL 2330. *FHS 2600/0010 not needed for grades 1-8 licensure.  Meet with the Education Academic Advisor for further information.

Weber State University
Elementary Education GRADES K-6

General Education (with some specific choices), Art 1020 (fulfills FA @ SLCC), COMM 1020 (fulfills Student Choice @ SLCC) or COMM 2110 (fulfills ID @ SLCC), EDU 1010, EDU 2110, EDU 2140, ENGL 2330, FHS 1500, FHS 2610/0011, FHS 2620/0010, MATH 2010, MATH 2020. Weber requires each student to have an area of specialization, there are additional SLCC courses that can transfer to fulfill those. Meet with the Education Academic Advisor for further information.

Utah Valley University
Elementary Education GRADES K-6

General Education (with some specific choices), EDU 1010 w/B- or higher, EDU 2010, EDU 2140, ENGL 2330, MATH 2010 w/C or higher, and MATH 2020 w/C- or higher. FHS 1500 is strongly suggested for the Social Science General Education requirement. Meet with the Education Academic Advisor for further information.

Southern Utah University
Elementary Education GRADES K-6

General Education (with some specific choices), EDU 1010, EDU 2010, EDU 2110, FHS 1500, MATH 2010, MATH 2020. SUU requires each student to have an area of specialization, there are additional SLCC courses that can transfer to fulfill those. Meet with the Education Academic Advisor for further information.

Dixie State College
Elementary Education

General Education (with some specific choices), EDU 1010, EDU 2010, EDU 2110, EDU 2140, EDU 2150, FHS 1500, MATH 2010, MATH 2020. Meet with the Education Academic Advisor for further information.

Westminster College
Elementary Education

Meet with the Education Academic Advisor for further information.

Early Childhood Education

University Of Utah
Early Childhood Education

This program has been discontinued at the University of Utah.  Students interested in teaching K-3rd will now be required to pursue the Elementary Education (K-6) degree.  Please see requirements above.  Meet with the Education Academic Advisor for further information.

Utah State University
Early Childhood Education K-3 Certification

General Education (with some specific choices), EDU 1010, FHS 1500, FHS 2600/0010, FHS 2610/0011, MATH 1050, MATH 2010 AND MATH 2020. Meet with the Education Academic Advisor for further information.

Weber State University
Early Childhood Education

General Education (with some specific choices), ART 1020 (fulfills FA requirement at SLCC), COMM 1020 (fulfills Student Choice requirement at SLCC) or COMM 2110 (fulfills ID requirement at SLCC), EDU 1010, EDU 2140, ENGL 2330, FHS 1500, FHS 2500/0010, FHS 2600/0010, FHS 2610/0011, FHS 2620/0010, FHS 2640, MATH 2010, MATH  2020. Meet with the Education Academic Advisor for further information.

Southern Utah University
Early Childhood Education is an emphasis area within Elementary Education.

General Education (with some specific choices), EDU 1010, EDU 2010, EDU 2110, FHS 1500, MATH 2010, MATH 2020. Meet with the Education Academic Advisor for further information.

Special Education

University Of Utah
Special Education

General Education (with some specific choices), EDU 1010, EDU 2010, EDU 2011, EDU 2030, EDU 2140, EDU 2150, EDU 2410, ENGL 1200, FHS 2640. FHS 1500 is strongly recommended to meet SLCC’s Social Science requirement.  Meet with the Education Academic Advisor for further information. 

Utah State University
Special Education

General Education (with some specific choices), EDU 1010, FHS 1500, MATH 1040. USU has multiple teaching options with their special education degree, meet with the Education Academic Advisor for further information.

Weber State University
Special Education

General Education (with some specific choices), COMM 1020 (fulfills Student Choice @ SLCC) or Comm 2110 (fulfills ID @ SLCC), EDU 1010, EDU 2010, EDU 2110, EDU 2140, ENGL 2330, FHS 1500, FHS 2400 or FHS 2500 or FHS 2570 or FHS 2640. Weber requires each student to have an area of specialization, there are additional SLCC courses that can transfer to fulfill those. Meet with the Education Academic Advisor for further information.

Southern Utah University
Special Education

General Education (with some specific choices), EDU 1010, EDU 2010, EDU 2110, MATH 2010, MATH 2020. Meet with the Education Academic Advisor for further information.

Westminster
Special Education

Meet with the Education Academic Advisor for further information.

Secondary Education

University Of Utah
Secondary Education

General Education (with some specific choices), EDU 1010, EDU 2010 or 2011, EDU 2030, EDU 2150, EDU 2410, FHS 1230. These classes are in addition to the classes for the major you are planning on teaching. Meet with the Education Academic Advisor for further information. 

Estimated Cost for Students

Estimated cost of books and supplies per semester $350 to $450

Estimated Time to Completion

If students follow the suggested sample schedule, completion time is four semesters

General Education Requirements

Core Skills:

Composition (EN) 6 Credits

ENGL 1010 Intro to Writing 3 A WRTG 0990 w/C grade or better or appropriate Accuplacer score
ENGL 2010 Intermediate Writing 3 A ENGL 1010 w/C grade or better

Quantitative Literacy (QL) 4 Credits

Course 

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

MATH 1050 College Algebra 4 A RDG 0990; within the last year MATH 1010 w/C grade or better or appropriate Accuplacer score

American Institutions (AI) 3 Credits

Course

Credits

Semester

Prerequisite

ECON 1740 Econ History of US 3 A RDG 0990 w/C grade or better or appropriate Accuplacer score
HIST 1700 American Civilization 3 A RDG 0990 w/C grade or better or appropriate Accuplacer score
POLS 1100 US Govt & Politics 3 A RDG 0990 w/C grade or better or appropriate Accuplacer score

Institutional Requirements:

Lifelong Wellness (LW) 1 Credit

Course

Credits

Semester

Prerequisite

  Any Lifetime Wellness Course 1    

Student Choice (IN or Depth) 3 Credits

Course

Credits

Semester

Prerequisite

  Intensive/Depth Course 3    

Distribution Areas:

Choose one course (three credit hours) from each of the following distribution areas.  One of the courses must also be a Diversity course (DV).

Course

Credits

Semesters

Biological Science (BS) 3-4
Fine Arts (FA) 3-4
Humanities (HU) 3
Interdisciplinary (ID) 3
Social Science (SS) 3
Physical Science (PS) 3

 

Required Courses: (6 Credits)

Required Courses: 6 Credits

Course

 

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

EDU 1010 Orient to Elem Ed 3 F, Sp  
FHS 1500 Human Devlop 3 A  
Electives: (21 Credits)

Students should select electives based on the institution to which they intend to transfer. See transfer notes above.

Course

Credits

Semester

Prerequisite

EDU 1400 Study of Disability (SS,DV) 3 A  
EDU 1900 Special Topics in Ed 1-2 F, SP Instructor permission
EDU 2000 CO-OP 1-2 F, Sp EDU 1010 and FHS 1500
EDU 2010 Intro Special Ed 3 F, Sp  
EDU 2011 Inclusive Class 3 F, Sp  
EDU 2030 Research in Ed 3 F, Sp  
EDU 2110 Ed Psych Learning & Lit 3 F, Sp  
EDU 2140 Tech in the Class 2 F, Sp  
EDU 2150 Multi Culture Edu 3 F, Sp  
EDU 2410 Ed Law for Teach 3 F, Sp  
ENGL 1200 Intro Linguistics 3 F, Sp  
ENGL 2330 Children’s Literature 3 F, Sp ENGL 1010 w/C grade or better
*ETHS 2440 Native Amer (SS, DV) 3 F, Sp  
*ETHS 2420 Asian Amer (SS, DV) 3 F, SP  
*ETHS 2410 African Amer (SS, DV) 3 F, Sp  
*ETHS 2430 Mexican Amer (SS, DV) 3 F, Sp  
*HUMA 2220 Pacific Am Stud (HU, DV) 3 F, Sp  
FHS 1230 Adolescent Growth 3 F  
FHS 2610 Child Guidance 3 F, Sp Coreq: FHS 0010
FHS 2640 Home/Schl/Cmnity Relations 3 F, Sp  
FHS 2645 EC Integrated Curriculum 3 F, Sp  
**MATH 2010 Mth Elem Tech I 3 F Within the last year, MATH 1050 w/C grade or better or appropriate Accuplacer score
**MATH 2020 Mth Elm Tech II 3 Sp Within the last year, MATH 2010 w/C grade or better
***PED 1010 Intro to PED 3 TBA  
***PED 1700 Collab in Class 3 TBA PED 1010
***PED 2150 Exp w/Stud Risk 3 TBA PED 1010
***PED 2160 Practicum Int Ex 1 TBA Coreq: PED 2150
*Select only one course from ETHS 2410, ETHS 2420, ETHS 2430, ETHS 2440 or HUMA 2220.
**Students should check with the Education Academic Advisor to make sure they select the appropriate math course.
***PED courses should only be taken by students completing a Certificate of Completion in Paraeducation.

 

Advising Notes:

Admission into a major program at a transfer institution depends upon the receiving institution’s requirements for that major.  Some major programs are restricted and require special application as well as a competitive GPA. See the Education Academic Advisor at both SLCC and the intended receiving institution for specific articulation information.

 

Sample Schedule

Fall Semester

Spring Semester  

Fall Semester 

Spring Semester 

EDU 1010 3 ENGL 2010 3 EDU Elective 3 EDU Elective 3
ENGL 1010  3 HU 3 EDU Elective 3 EDU Elective 3
FHS 1500 3 HLAC 1 PS 3 EDU Elective 3
FA 3 EDU Elective 3 AI 3 BIOL SCI 3-4
ID 3 EDU Elective 3 MATH 1050 4 SS 3
    Student Choice 3        

Total

15

Total

16

Total

16

Total

15-16

 

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Related College-Wide Student Learning Outcomes

  • Develop knowledge, skills, and experience to work effectively with elementary and secondary students in public or private school settings.
  • Be prepared for further study in education or a related discipline.
  • Understand key concepts, events and personalities related to teaching and learning.
  • Explain theories, concepts and principles connected to the physical, intellectual, social, and emotional development of children.
  • Evaluate and prepare curriculum and program activities consistent with current educational theories and models.
  • Incorporates core knowledge content in a classroom setting.
  • Develop a Working knowledge of State of Utah Core Curriculum.

Substantive Knowledge

  • Effectively communicate orally and in writing about key concepts and significant topics in education.
  • Develop and maintain appropriate state and Federal documentation including IEP’s, IFSP’s.
  • Demonstrates effective verbal and nonverbal communication techniques with students and families.

Communicate Effectively

  • Use and interpret information represented as data, graphs, and tables to analyze relevant information for working with students in a classroom setting.
  • Interpret various mathematical concepts as they pertain to assessing learning.

Develop Quantitative Literacy

  • Construct a personal philosophy of early childhood education.
  • Systematically complete reflective assignments demonstrating analysis, synthesis, and evaluation.

Think Critically

  • Successfully complete service learning and field experience in predetermined local elementary and secondary schools. Dialogue with seasoned professionals in the field to enhance theoretical perspectives.

Civic Engagement and/or Working Professionally

Department Info

Education, Family & Human Studies and Social Work Department

Taylorsville Redwood Campus
Eccles ECD Lab School

General Information
801-957-4073

Education Information
801-957-5035

Academic Advisor
Taylorsville Redwood Campus
Technology Building (TB) 315
801-957-4294

Faculty

Department Chair
Dale Smith

Professors
Ray Emmett
Paul Lerdahl
Dale Smith

Associate Professors
Judy Braun
Lois Oestreich
TC Stuwe

Instructor
Kit Giddings