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Secondary Education


Be the inspiration that you experienced from your favorite high school teacher. Start here to gain the knowledge and skills to teach at the inspirational level.

Why choose Garrett for Secondary Education?

Garrett College Teacher Education programs are highly committed to providing pre-service teachers with the highest quality education to properly prepare them for the rigors of teaching in the 21st century. By educating teacher candidates in theory, analytical thinking, practical methods, and the latest proven methods, we strive to give candidates the necessary tools to become effective and efficient educational leaders.

Teacher Education Degrees

Garrett College awards an Associate in Arts degree to graduates of the Teacher Education Secondary Education concentration.

Program Goals

Information Literacy Skills: Students will incorporate information literacy skills that will evidence their ability to locate, evaluate, and effectively use information to complete assignments.

Communication Skills: Students will demonstrate competency in written and verbal communication appropriate to their teacher education focus (early childhood, elementary, secondary education).

Critical Analysis and Reasoning Skills: Students will research, analyze, and evaluate learning theories, strategies, and technology relevant to classroom instruction. Students will develop and demonstrate the ability to manage classroom activities and behavior.

Scientific Literacy and Quantitative Reasoning Skills: Students will demonstrate competent understanding of the life sciences, physical sciences, earth science, and mathematics as required for teacher certification.

Information Management Skills: Students will utilize technology in preparing reports and presentations appropriate to their area of study in teacher education.

Academic and Technical Proficiency in the Major: Students will demonstrate the skills required for a successful career in teaching including objective observation of students, developing lesson plans, and classroom management.

Program Benefits

Students in the Secondary Education program get high educational value at Garrett College with the following:

  • Transferability of most credits in many regional four-year institutions
  • Broad educational foundation
  • Praxis I completion
  • Affordable start to a four-year degree

Career Goals

Garrett's Secondary Education program prepares you to transfer to a four-year institution and pursue a career in any of the following general or specialty fields:

  • Secondary classroom instruction
  • Adolescent and teenage programming
  • Adolescent and teenage literature

Secondary Education Concentration — Teacher Education A.A. Degree

Total Credit Hours Required 60

Institutional Requirement (1 credit)

  • FYE101  First Year Experience  1

GER Required Credits (35 credits)

English Composition

  • ENG101  Comp I—Expos Writing  3
    Min. C grade required

Arts and Humanities

  • SPC101  Intro to Communication  3
  • ENG102  Comp II—Intro to Literature  3
  • ART115  Visual Imagery
    or  MUS110  Music Appreciation
    or  THE101  Introduction to Theater  3
  • HIS111  American History to 1865
    or  HIS112  American History since 1865
    or  HIS121  Twentieth Century World  3

Social and Behavioral Sciences

  • PSY101  General Psychology  3
  • SOC101  Principles of Sociology
    or  GEO201  Cultural Geography
    or  POL140  American Natl Govt  3

Science

  • Two GER Science courses from the following
    BIO101  General Biology I
    or  CHE101  General Chemistry
    or  ESC121  Physical Geography
    or  PHY130  Physical Science  8

Mathematics

  • MAT105  College Algebra  3

Interdisciplinary/Emerging Issues

  • CIS105  Intro to Computers  3

Core Courses (14 credits)

  • EDU105  Career in Analysis in Education  1
  • EDU201  Foundations of Education  3
  • EDU210  Intro Excepctional Individual  3
  • EDU275  Teaching Lab  1
  • PSY102  Human Growth & Development(  3
  • PSY211  Educational Psych  3

Major Electives (10 credits)

Select based on desired teaching area: Math, Science, Social Studies, etc. Choose after consultation with advisor.

Successful completion of PRAXIS CORE may be required for entry into many education programs. Students are highly encouraged to complete the PRAXIS CORE exam before applying to a transfer institution.

 

GGER Courses must be on the Approved General Education Course list.

G GER Courses must be on the Approved General Education Course list.