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Associate of Arts in Education
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Associate of Arts in Education

Total Credit Hours: 60-62


About Associate of Arts in Education

The Associate of Arts in Education is designed to provide entry-level training for persons interested in working in educational settings. The program also serves as a career/educational ladder for those interested in pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in the field.  Students may choose from two areas of concentration:  Bachelor Foundation and/or Pre-Professional.  Emphasis is placed on students learning outcomes in a broad range of educational areas. Only technical requirement courses, which have a grade of “C” or better, will be counted towards the Associate degree.


General Education Requirements

Course #

Course Name

Credits

EN 110

Freshman Composition

3

MA___

Mathematics Requirement

3-4

CS___

Computer Literacy Requirement

3

 

Humanities & Fine Arts Requirement

3-4

 

Social & Behavioral Sciences Requirement

3

 

Natural & Physical Sciences Requirement

4

Total

19-21

Technical Requirements

Course #

Course Name

Credits

ASL 100

American Sign Language I

4

ED 150

Introduction to Teaching

3

ED 220

Human Growth & Development

3

ED 231

Introduction to Exceptionalities

3

ED 292

Education Practicum

3

Pre-Professional Concentration Requirements              (Complete at least 25 credits from the list below)

Course #

Course Name

Credits

OA 101

Keyboarding Applications

3

CD 110

 Early Childhood Education Orientation

3

CD 140

 Nutrition and Physical Health

3

CD 180

 Language Arts in Early Childhood

3

CD 221

 Child Growth & Development

3

CD 240

 Cognitive & Creative Development in Early Childhood

3

CD 260

 Social & Emotional Development

3

CD 280

 Program Development and The Family Partnership

3

CD 285

 Childcare Management

3

CD 292

 Early Childhood Education Practicum

3

ED 180

Educational Methods

3

Total

41

Program Total

60-62


Recognizing the necessity for students to succeed in the complex and rapidly changing workplace, Guam Community College offers a general education curriculum that introduces students to major areas of knowledge and methods of inquiry. All degree programs require an interdisciplinary general education component that promotes the development of intellectual skills that enable students to become effective learners and informed citizens. Critical thinking, the use of language and computation, appropriate social skills, global awareness and respect for diverse opinions are among the learning outcomes provided in the general education requirements of each program.
 
Guam Community College believes that general education provides the academic foundation necessary for students to achieve their life goals. General education is intended to offer students a breadth of quality student learning experiences, encourage their respect for cultural heritage, promote their ethical and responsible social behavior and facilitate their life-long learning.
 
The General Education program strives to foster student learning and skill development in civic engagement, critical thinking, understanding of the relationship between the individual and society, information literacy, oral communication, quantitative reasoning, and written communication.
 
Guam Community College believes that high quality general education opportunities for all citizens are necessary for democratic principles and practices to exist and for a sound economy to flourish. The College continually scrutinizes the general education curriculum in order to assure that all degrees and certificates granted by the College support this vision of general education and that it serves as a means to inspire hope, opportunity and responsibility in all its constituencies.
 
Requirements for General Education follow the options described below. Students declared prior to fall 2010 will follow the requirements indicated in the applicable catalog in which they first declared their major program at the College.
 

Notes on General Education requirements

Students are advised to check the requirements for their specific programs before taking General Education courses.
Courses chosen to meet the general education requirements may not be used to meet the technical requirements of a student’s specific degree program.
 
The list contains courses with pre-requisites, so students should make their choices carefully and thoughtfully. Students may consult a counselor or an academic advisor for guidance in choosing any of the course options listed.
 

IMPORTANT NOTE: Some programs require different levels of coursework to meet General Education requirements, please review the individual programs for more information.

 

General Education Requirements

English Composition (3 Credits)

Course #

Course Name

Credits

EN 110

Freshman Composition

3

EN 111

Writing for Research

Mathematics (3-4 Credits)

Course #

Course Name

Credits

MA 110A

Finite Mathematics

3

MA 161A

College Algebra & Trigonometry I

4

MA 161B

College Algebra & Trigonometry II

4

Natural & Physical Sciences (4-6 Credits)

Course #

Course Name

Credits

SI 101/101L

Introduction to Chemistry (3) & Introduction to Chemistry Laboratory (1)

4

SI 103/103L

Introduction to Marine Biology (3) & Introduction to Marine Biology Laboratory (1)

4

SI 105/105L

Introduction to Physical Geology (3) & Introduction to Physical Geology Laboratory (1)

4

SI 110/110L

Environmental Biology (3) & Environmental Biology Laboratory (1)

4

SI 130A/B

Anatomy & Physiology I (3) Anatomy & Physiology II (3)

6

SI 141

Applied Physics I

4

Social &Behavioral Sciences (3 Credits)

Course #

Course Name

Credits

SO 130

Introduction to Sociology

3

PY 120

General Psychology

PY 125

Interpersonal Relations

PY 100

Personal Adjustment

HI 121

History of World Civilization I

HI 122

History of World Civilization II

Computer Literacy (3 Credits)

Course #

Course Name

Credits

CS 151

Windows Applications

3

CS 152

Macintosh Applications

Humanities and Fine Arts (3-4 Credits)

Course #

Course Name

Credits

ASL 100

American Sign Language I

4

ASL 110

American Sign Language II

4

CH 110

Chamorro I

4

CH 111

Chamorro II

4

JA 110

Beginning Japanese I

4

JA 111

Beginning Japanese II

4

EN125

Introduction to Human Communication and Speech

3

EN 210

Introduction to Literature

3

HU 120

Pacific Cultures

3

HU 220

Guam Cultures & Legends

3

PI 101

Introduction to Philosophy

3

VC 101

Introduction to Visual Communications

3

TH 101

Introduction to the Theater

3

Minimum General Education Requirements

19






Upon successful completion of the AA in Education program, students will be able to:
  1. Demonstrate professionalism and ethical conduct within the educational field.
  2. Demonstrate appropriate knowledge and disposition needed to effectively work with students, including those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, and students with disabilities.
  3. Develop and implement developmentally and age-appropriate teaching strategies needed to effectively work with students in a classroom setting.

ED180 Educational Methods

This course provides the knowledge and skills necessary to plan, prepare and implement educational activities and teaching strategies in a K-12th grade educational setting. The course is designed for individuals interested in pursuing a career in an educational setting. Course content focuses on identifying the diversity of learners’ needs, instructional approaches to best address this diversity, planning and implementing activities, and project based learning.

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ED220 Human Growth & Development

This course covers the study of human growth and development from birth to death with a special emphasis on the formative and school years. An overview of the interrelationship between physical, emotional, intellectual, and social growth will be presented. The role of the family, culture, community and society and the impact on development is also explored.

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ED150 Introduction to Teaching

This course presents a unique and realistic approach to the fundamentals of teaching as a career. Not only are the rewards of teaching established and explored, but also the challenges educators face in the classroom. The course also introduces students to the larger topics of education, including discipline, history, philosophy, learning theories, teaching techniques, assessment, classroom management and diversity.

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Associate of Science in Supervision & Management

The Supervision and Management program prepares students for entry-level positions and employment in the field of supervision and management. The program is designed for students who want to learn, update and augment existing knowledge and skills and/or acquire cutting-edge technical and managerial skills; it is also designed for current and future leaders, supervisors, and managers who desire the latest skills to be effective and productive in their respective fields.

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Certificate in Sign Language Interpreting

The Certificate in Sign Language Interpreting is designed to train individuals to become Sign Language Interpreters and facilitators of communication for the Deaf. The program combines theoretical and practical learning experiences that will further develop the students’ linguistic knowledge and understanding of American Sign Language (ASL), as well as their awareness of Deaf culture

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Associate of Science in Early Childhood Education

Early childhood pertains to children age eight and below. Early childhood educators work in Head Start programs, childcare centers, family home care programs, elementary schools, social services programs, and health care services. These professionals plan and implement appropriate experiences for young children in areas such as language, health, movement, creativity, cognitive, self-concept and social behavior. They also supervise children’s activities, care for their needs, keep records of their progress, and confer with parents and other professionals.

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