Academics

Education (Secondary)

Requirements for admission to four-year colleges and universities vary a great deal. However, 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. 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 110COMPOSITION I 3
ENGL 111COMPOSITION II  3
COMM 110INTRODUCTION TO COMMUNICATION: PRESENTATION AND THEORY 3
HIST 201
or
AMERICAN HISTORY TO 1877 
or
3
HIST 202AMERICAN HISTORY SINCE 1877 3
POLSC 115AMERICAN NATIONAL GOVERNMENT 3
PSY 110INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY 3
LIFE SCIENCE *4
PHYSICAL SCIENCE *4
MATHEMATICS (Group I) 3
INTST 132
or
LATIN AMERICAN HUMANITIES 
or
3
INTST 133CULTURES AND CIVILIZATIONS OF SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA 3
FINE ARTS *3
HUMANITIES/FINE ARTS *3

Required Program Courses

Course Name Credit Hours
EDUC 111INTRODUCTION TO AMERICAN EDUCATION 3
EDUC 212FIELD EXPERIENCE IN EDUCATION 2
EDUC 213DIVERSE LEARNERS IN THE CLASSROOM 3
PSY 200EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY 3
PSY 202CHILD AND ADOLESCENT DEVELOPMENT 3
MATHEMATICS **3 to 4

Elective Courses

Course Name Credit Hours
ELECTIVES 3 to 5

* See specific requirements for Associate in Arts Degree.
** 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; INTST 132 or INTST 133; EDUC 212; Life Science; PSY 202
Fall Semester 2COMM 110; HIST 201 or HIST 202; Humanities/Fine Arts; Mathematics; Physical Science
Spring Semester 2EDUC 213; PSY 200; Mathematics; Electives

Program Contact Information

Arts and Behavioral Sciences Department

Room 124A

(309) 694-5113

Illinois Career Cluster

Education and Training

Career Pathway:
Teaching/Training