Education (Special)

Requirements for admission to four-year colleges and universities vary a great deal. Illinois Central College has articulated agreements with several area universities to ensure ease in transfer of credits upon completion of the Associate in Arts Degree.

Degree

Associate in Arts (Transfer Program)
Total Credit Hours: 60

Program Requirements

Select a course number below to see a course description.

Required General Education Courses

Course Name Credit Hours
ENGL 110 COMPOSITION I  3
ENGL 111 COMPOSITION II   3
COMM 110 INTRODUCTION TO COMMUNICATION: PRESENTATION AND THEORY  3
PSY 110 INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY  3
HIST 201
or
AMERICAN HISTORY TO 1877 
or
3
HIST 202 AMERICAN HISTORY SINCE 1877  3
POLSC 115 AMERICAN NATIONAL GOVERNMENT  3
BIOL 110 LIFE SCIENCE  4
PHYSICAL SCIENCE * 4
MATHEMATICS (Group I) * 3
HUMANITIES * 3
FINE ARTS * 3
HUMANITIES/FINE ARTS * 3

Required Program Courses

Course Name Credit Hours
EDUC 111 INTRODUCTION TO AMERICAN EDUCATION  3
EDUC 212 FIELD EXPERIENCE IN EDUCATION  2
EDUC 213 DIVERSE LEARNERS IN THE CLASSROOM  3
PSY 200 EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY  3
PSY 202 CHILD AND ADOLESCENT DEVELOPMENT  3
MATHEMATICS ** 3 to 5

Elective Courses

Course Name Credit Hours
ELECTIVES  3 to 5

* Course selection depends on discipline and transfer institution
** Second math course can come from either Group 1 or Group 2

Recommended Course Sequence

Semester Courses
Fall Semester 1ENGL 110; PSY 110; EDUC 111; POLSC 115; Fine Arts
Spring Semester 1ENGL 111; PSY 202; EDUC 212; BIOL 110; HIST 201 or HIST 201
Fall Semester 2COMM 110; Mathematics; Physical Science; EDUC 213; Humanities
Spring Semester 2PSY 200; Mathematics; Fine Arts or Humanities; Electives

Program Contact Information

Arts and Behavioral Sciences Department

Room 124A

(309) 694-5113

Illinois Career Cluster

Education and Training

Career Pathway:
Teaching/Training