Elementary / Secondary Education

This program is essentially the first two years of a baccalaureate degree in elementary and secondary education. The curriculum is specific in order to facilitate transfer of Camden County College credits. The curriculum is based on New Jersey state teacher certification requirements and teacher transferability to education programs in the region.   Apply & Register Program Details

This program is essentially the first two years of a baccalaureate degree in elementary and secondary education. The curriculum is specific in order to facilitate transfer of Camden County College credits. The curriculum is based on New Jersey state teacher certification requirements and teacher transferability to education programs in the region.

 


Area of Interest:
Education
Degree/Certificate:
Associate in Science
Code Course Credits
First Year / First Semester
ENG-101 English Composition I 3
HIS-111 Western Civilization I5 or  
HIS-112 Western Civilization II5 or  
HIS-101 World Civilization I5 or  
HIS-102 World Civilization II5  
HIS-103 World Civilization III5 3
PSY-101 Basic Psychology 3
SPE-102 Public Speaking 3
MTH.... Mathematics General Education Elective1 3/4
    15/16
Second Semester
ENG-102 English Composition II 3
EDU-100 Teaching: An Introduction to the Profession 3
HIS-121 United States History I or  
HIS-122 United States History II 3
PSY-105 Child Psychology or  
PSY-106 Psychology of Adolescnce2 or 3
ART-101 Art Appreciation or  
ART-111 Art History I or  
MUS-101 Music Appreciation I or  
THE-121 Theatre Appreciation 3
MTH.... Mathematics General Education Elective1 3/4
    18/19
Code Course Credits
Second Year / First Semester
EDU-101 Historical Trends in American Education 3
PSY-103 Educational Psychology 3
...-... Laboratory Science General Education Elective2 4
HPE-102 Health and Wellness or  
HPE-104 Health and Personal Living 3
...-... Elective3 3
    16
Second Semester
SOC-101 Introduction to Sociology 3
GEO-101 Cultural Geography 3/4
ENG-121 Introduction to Literature4 or  
ENG-281 American Literature I4 or  
ENG-282 American Literature II4 or  
ENG-271 World Literature I4 or  
ENG-272 World Literature II4 3
...-... Elective3 3
...-... Elective3 or  
...-... Science General Education Elective3 4
    15/16
  Total Minimum Credits 64
1Elementary educationt students should enroll in MTH-105, Math Systems I: Structures, and MTH-205, Math Systems III: Structures II
2The electives are chosen from those courses which articulate to the student’s transfer institution’s education program. EDU 102-Human Exceptionalities is an elective recommended for all EDU students. Elementary education students transferring to Rowan University need to enroll in a second, three credit science elective and EDU 106- Inclusive Classroom: Pedagogy and Elementary Seminar as the electives. Anthropology is now required at Rowan for all elementary education majors. Secondary education majors transferring to Rowan should enroll in EDU 104-Learning Communities as an elective. All education majors transferring to Rowan should enroll in EDU - 105 Educational Technology (1 credit course). Students are strongly recommended to check with their curriculum advisor concerning electives.
3The electives are chosen from those courses which articulate to the student’s transfer institution’s education program. Students are strongly recommended to check with their curriculum advisor.
4A student who intends to choose the History coordinate at Rowan University OR the Education majors at Rutgers University should enroll in World Literature in lieu of either Introduction to Literature or American Literature. A student who enrolls in the American Studies coordinate at Rowan University should enroll in American Literature. Any student who intends to teach math or science should follow the math or science curriculum at Camden County College and not the Elementary/Secondary Education curriculum.
5Elementary education students transferring to Rowan should enroll in HIS 102 -World Civilization II.

Program Goals

  • To prepare students to compare and contrast the major types of curriculum organizations.
  • To prepare students to outline stages of child development and describe how each affects the learning process.
  • To prepare students to discuss current research and approaches to educational issues, such as classroom management, diversity and the education of students with special needs.
  • To prepare students for classroom instruction by requiring over 15 hours of field experience.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

At the end of the program, the graduate will be able to:

  1. Articulate an understanding of today’s students in a diverse society and the societal influence on education.
  2. Explain the characteristics of the teaching profession including the processes of teaching and learning.
  3. Discuss the historical development of current educational issues.
  4. Articulate the components of their personal philosophy of education.

Special Requirements

Education students transfening to Rowan University need to have background checks and fingerprinting completed prior to transfer. Education students need to complete the Praxis: Core Academic Skills for Educators test prior to transfer to any four-year institution.

Transfer Opportunities

Students in this program transfer to many institutions including our premier partner:

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Contact Person

Dr. Jane Weber, Coordinator
(856) 227-7200, ext. 4766
email: jweber@camdencc.edu

Additional information

CIP Code

13.1206

Program Code

EDU.AS