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Students who want to prepare for careers in education or related to teaching responsibilities may be interested in Georgia Perimeter College’s Associate of Science degree in Education. The program is a general education program in which students will study liberal arts and humanities among other topics as they participate in courses in topics in education and related fields. Through the program, students should develop their understanding of educational development, human growth and development, development of informative curriculum strategies, current trends in education, and other topics that aim to prepare students for educational responsibilities.
As part of the program, students should develop their understanding of the educational process and learn about the roles and responsibilities of educators. The curriculum consists of 62 to 66 credit hours of classes that include Math for Elementary School Teachers, Introduction to the Foundations of Education, and Language Arts.
Students who successfully complete this degree should have proven their mastery to demonstrate professional demeanor in education, ethical behavior, accountability, and the ability to initiate and maintain professional reflection, continued learning and professional development. Graduates should also be able to practice reflection as part of their experience and provide learning experiences that prepare their learners with knowledge and experience to utilize critical thinking.
In addition, students should exemplify subject matter competency, demonstrate knowledge of effective verbal, non-verbal, and media skills, support intellectual, social, physical, and personal development of their learners, establish instructional opportunities that develop diverse learning, and design and create instructional experiences based on development of content and curriculum, student learning environments, and assessments.
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