Program Overview

Allen County County Community College offers an Associate of Art degree in Secondary Education for students who are interested in becoming teachers for students in grade 7 to grade 12. Students will study how to plan, design, and deliver educational development opportunities that support secondary school students. This may be done by providing them with opportunities to grow through education that best supports their needs and helps them to enjoy studying and learning. In addition, students in the program will also learn how to measure and assess the impact of changed practices on student achievement as well as develop and practice collaboration, facilitation, coaching, and mentoring skills.

The program consists of classroom courses, which will develop educational background necessary for future careers in secondary education. Classes include foundations of education, observation and participation, English composition, college algebra, college career success seminar, public speaking, American history 1865, American history from 1865, principles of biology, introduction to computers, principles of geography, and a variety of electives in fields such as social and behavioral science, literature, health and physical education, and fine arts and humanities.

Upon completion of the program, students will possess the necessary skills to teach in secondary educational organizations. These qualifications include the ability to treat students equitably, recognizing the individual differences that distinguish one student from another; and adjusting current practices based on observation and knowledge of students’ interests, abilities, skills, knowledge, family circumstances, and peer relationships.

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    Program Details

    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.

    School Overview

    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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