Academics

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.

Recommended General Education Courses

Course Name Credit Hours
ENGL 110COMPOSITION I 3
ENGL 111COMPOSITION II  3
COMM 110INTRODUCTION TO COMMUNICATION: PRESENTATION AND THEORY 3
SOCIAL SCIENCE *6
PSY 110INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY 3
MATHEMATICS *3
LIFE SCIENCE (BIOL) *4
PHYSICAL SCIENCE *4
HUMANITIES/FINE ARTS *9

Recommended Program Courses

Course Name Credit Hours
CHILD 231LITERATURE FOR CHILDREN 3
EDUC 111INTRODUCTION TO AMERICAN EDUCATION 3
EDUC 212FIELD EXPERIENCE IN EDUCATION 3
EDUC 213DIVERSE LEARNERS IN THE CLASSROOM 3
MATHEMATICS *3 to 4
PSYCHOLOGY ELECTIVE *3

Elective Courses

Course Name Credit Hours
ELECTIVES *3 to 5

* See an advisor as course selection depends on discipline and transfer institution as well as meet requirements for Associate in Arts Degree.

Recommended Course Sequence

Semester Courses
Fall Semester 1ENGL 110; PSY 110; EDUC 111; MATHEMATICS (GROUP 1); COMM 110
Spring Semester 1ENGL 111; SOCIAL SCIENCE; MATHEMATICS; HUMANITIES/FINE ARTS; ELECTIVE
Fall Semester 2LIFE SCIENCE; HUMANITIES/FINE ARTS; SOCIAL SCIENCE; EDUC 213; ELECTIVE
Spring Semester 2PHYSICAL SCIENCE; HUMANITIES/FINE ARTS; EDUC 212; PSYCHOLOGY ELECTIVE; CHILD 231

Program Contact Information

Arts and Behavioral Sciences Department

Room 124A

(309) 694-5113

Illinois Career Cluster

Education and Training

Career Pathway:
Teaching/Training