Graduation Requirements (A Minimum of 60 Credits)

This program is designed for students planning to pursue a four-year bachelor’s degree in education. A component of forty-two credit-hour in general education requirements is required. The program provides a general background in the field of education and expands the student’s theoretical knowledge using practical, hands-on teaching experiences. FNU awards an Associate of Arts degree upon graduation.

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GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS (42 CREDITS)

COMMUNICATIONS (9 CREDITS)
Credit Hours
  • ENC 1101
    English Composition I **
    3
  • ENC 1102
    English Composition II **
    3
  • SPC 1017
    Fundamentals of Oral Communication
    3
HUMANITIES (6 CREDITS)
Credit Hours
  • PHI 1010
    Introduction to Philosophy
    3
  • LIT 2330
    Children’s Literature
    3
BEHAVIORAL/ SOCIAL SCIENCE (6 CREDITS)
Credit Hours
  • DEP 2004
    Human Growth and Development
    3
  •  
    3
NATURAL SCIENCE (7 CREDITS)
Credit Hours
  • BSC 1010
    General Biology
    3
  • BSC 1010
    General Biology Lab
    1
  • ESC 1000
    General Education Earth Science
    3
MATHEMATICS (10 CREDITS)
Credit Hours
  • MAC 1105
    College Algebra I **
    3
  • MTG 2204
    Geometry**
    3
  • STA 2014
    Introduction to Statistics**
    4
COMPUTERS (4 CREDITS)
Credit Hours
  • CGS 1030
    Introduction to Information Technology
    4
DIVERSITY (6 CREDITS)
Credit Hours
  • AML 1631
    Hispanic American Literature
    3
  • ECO 2013
    Principles of Macroeconomics
    3
  • SLS 1501
    College Study Skills
     
CORE REQUIREMENTS (12 CREDITS)
Credit Hours
  • EDF 1005
    Introduction to Education****
    3
  • EDF 1030
    Classroom Management****
    3
  • EDF 2085
    Teaching Diverse Populations****
    3
  • CGS 1013
    Technology in Education****
    3

Note: A total of 40 hours of field experience is required for graduation.

Four-year institutions might require the student to pass all the components of the CLAST in order to be admitted into their upper-level courses.

*General Education Component (see page 219)

**This course has prerequisites; check course descriptions.

****Course is required as part of the program.

An Associate of Arts (A.A.) program is a two-year course of study that covers the core materials needed to complete the first two years of a four-year bachelor‘s degree.