Associate of Science Degree - Secondary Education Emphasis

The Associate of Science degree in secondary education is designed for students seeking careers in secondary education (junior and senior high schools). The degree requirements include a well-balanced general education curriculum. Specific curriculum provides students with educational theory and practical field work in the secondary education school settings.

In addition, students will also need to select a “teaching major” and complete some of the coursework prior to transfer. This course of study is designated as a university transfer program that substantially meets the requirements for the first two years of study for the B.S. in secondary education majors at UNR. Also, please note: Any concerns or questions of requirements when entering a teaching certification program need to be addressed by advisors for any university of interest.

In order to complete an AS, the ‘teaching major’ courses will include a focus in foreign languages, English, social studies, history, music, art, career and technical.

Emphasis Outcomes

Students completing the emphasis will:

  • Demonstrate the scope of knowledge and skills based on the Interstate New Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium (INTASC) standards and Five Domains of Professional Competence.
 

AA/AS degrees are designed for students who plan to transfer to a four-year college or university.  

To earn an AA/AS degree, students must:

  1. Maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 (see requirements for graduation.)
  2. Complete a minimum of 15 units within the college.
  3. Satisfy General Education requirements for the AA/AS.
  4. Have no financial or library obligation to the college.
General Education Requirements
English3-6
Must include ENG 102 or ENG 114 1
Fine Arts3
Humanities3
Mathematics3
Recommended:
Pre-Calculus II
Science6
Lab Required
Required:
Select one of the following:
General Biology for Non-Majors
Humans and the Environment
Introduction to Organismal Biology
and Intro to Organismal Biology Lab
Select one of the following:
Molecules and Life in the Modern World
General Chemistry I
Earthquakes, Volcanoes and Natural Disasters
Geology: Exploring Planet Earth
Introductory Physics
General Physics I
Physics for Scientists and Engineers I
and Physics for Scientists/Engineers Lab I
Social Science3
Additional College Requirements
Diversity 2[3]
Recommended:
Introduction to Special Education
Science6
Science courses fulfilling the 6 units include the following choices.
Select one from each area:
Biology
General Biology for Non-Majors
Humans and the Environment
Introduction to Organismal Biology
and Intro to Organismal Biology Lab
Physical Science
Molecules and Life in the Modern World
General Chemistry I
Earthquakes, Volcanoes and Natural Disasters
Geology: Exploring Planet Earth
Introductory Physics
General Physics I
Physics for Scientists and Engineers I
and Physics for Scientists/Engineers Lab I
U.S. and Nevada Constitutions3
Degree Requirements
EDU 110Society and Education3
EDU 202Introduction to Secondary Education3
EDU 203Introduction to Special Education3
EDU 210Nevada School Law3
EDU 214Preparing Teachers to Use Technology3
Elective Requirements
Select 12-15 units 312-15
Total Units60
1

If you place into ENG 102 or ENG 114 the additional 3 required units will become elective units.

2

Course may also count toward degree requirements. Please consult with Academic Advisement.

3

Students transferring to UNR take units in their teaching major. See an advisor for more information.

Plan of Study Grid
1st semesterUnits
Elective 5 3
EDU 110 Society and Education 3
EDU 202 Introduction to Secondary Education 3
ENG 101 Composition I 3
Fine Arts 4 3
 Semester Total15
2nd semester
Elective 5 3
EDU 210 Nevada School Law 3
ENG 102 Composition II 3
Humanities 4 3
Mathematics 5 3
 Semester Total15
3rd semester
Elective 5 3
EDU 203 Introduction to Special Education 3
U.S. and Nevada Constitutions 4 3
Science 5 6
 Semester Total15
4th semester
Elective 5 3
EDU 214 Preparing Teachers to Use Technology 3
Additional College Science Requirement 5 6
Social Science 4 3
 Semester Total15
 Total Units60
 
4

See approved General Education list for the AA/AS Degree.

5

See program recommendations or requirements.