Education (Elementary)

Requirements for admissions to four-year colleges and universities vary a great deal. However, Illinois Central College has articulated requirements with several area universities to ensure ease in transfer of credits upon completion of the Associate in Arts Degree. Hence, students who comply with the terms of such articulation agreements may expect to complete baccalaureate requirements within the same period of time as if they had spent their entire academic career on the campus of the institution to which they transfer.

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
HIST 201
or
AMERICAN HISTORY TO 1877 
or
3
HIST 202 AMERICAN HISTORY SINCE 1877  3
POLSC 115 AMERICAN NATIONAL GOVERNMENT  3
PSY 110 INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY  3
MATH 115 COLLEGE ALGEBRA  4
LIFE SCIENCE (BIOL) * 4
PHYSICAL SCIENCE * 4
ART 110 ART APPRECIATION  3
INTST 132
or
LATIN AMERICAN HUMANITIES 
or
3
INTST 133 CULTURES AND CIVILIZATIONS OF SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA  3
MUS 148
or
INTRODUCTION TO AMERICAN MUSIC 
or
3
MUS 150 MUSIC APPRECIATION  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
MATH 190
or
MATHEMATICAL REASONING FOR THE ELEMENTARY TEACHER I 
or
3
MATH 200 MATHEMATICS FOR ELEMENTARY TEACHERS I  4
MATH 201 MATHEMATICS FOR ELEMENTARY TEACHERS II  3

Elective Courses

Course Name Credit Hours
CHILD 231 LITERATURE FOR CHILDREN  3

* See specific requirements for Associatge in Arts Degree.
** Students transferring to Illinois State University need to complete MATH 190 instead of MATH 200.

Recommended Course Sequence

Semester Courses
Fall Semester 1ENGL 110; PSY 110; EDUC 111; Life Science (BIOL); ART 110
Spring Semester 1ENGL 111; PSY 202; INTST 132 or INTST 133; EDUC 212; MATH 115
Fall Semester 2COMM 110; HIST 201 or HIST 202; MATH 190 or MATH 200; EDUC 213; CHILD 231
Spring Semester 2MUS 148 or MUS 150; POLSC 115; MATH 201; Physical Science; PSY 200

Program Contact Information

Arts and Communication Department

Room 124A

(309) 694-5113

Illinois Career Cluster

Education and Training

Career Pathway:
Teaching/Training