Elementary Education (AA)
Allen County Community College
Allen County Community College offers an Associate of Arts degree in Elementary Education program for students who are interested in developing their credentials and skills as educators of elementary age children. The program will give students an opportunity to learn about their roles as developers of children through education. Students will study elementary math and science, as well as language arts and reading, and other foundational educational topics which are the subject of focus in elementary education.
The program consists of a curriculum where students will develop their understanding of the needs of elementary age teaching and creating an effective learning environment. Those classes include English composition, introduction to computers, early childhood growth and development, principles of early childhood education, child health, safety, and nutrition, business math, and creative experiences, among others.
Students completing the program will have demonstrated their professional and educational qualifications for roles in elementary education. These qualifications include but are not limited to the ability to treat students equitably, recognizing the individual differences that distinguish one student from another and adjusting their practice based on observation and knowledge of their students’ interests, abilities, skills, knowledge, family circumstances, and peer relationships; to create multiple paths to the subjects they teach, through their knowledge of how the subject is created, organized, linked to other disciplines, and applied to real-world settings; and to draw on knowledge of human development, subject matter and instruction, and understanding of students to make principled judgments about sound practice.
Degree Level: Associate
Delivery Format: 100% Online
Accelerated Degree: No
Accreditation & Licensing
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
High school transcript or proof of GED completion and scores. Official transcripts from previous universities and colleges (if applicable). SAT/ACT scores - COMPASS/ASSET test administered to students not submitting SAT/ACT scores.
The vision of Allen Community College is to be recognized for excellence as a valuable, responsive resource to the communities they serve and as a caring institution that empowers and educates our students to embrace change, become lifelong learners, and take their place as productive citizens in the global community.
As an institution of higher education, the purpose of Allen Community College is to provide quality educational and support services in an atmosphere that is caring, safe, and conducive to learning. Based on the belief that learning and self improvement are continuous processes, the college is committed to a wide range of accessible, affordable educational programs to enable students to reach their academic, occupational, and personal potential.
Allen County Community College supports online learning and community sites, in addition to its two traditional campuses. Students at Allen County Community College can enroll in Associate’s degrees, certificate programs, and programs which lead to licensing or certification, ranging from fields of study in Early Childhood Education and Production Media to Biology and Pre-Veterinary Medicine.
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