Secondary Education, History, AA

This is a draft edition of the 2020-2021 catalog. Go to MyTMCC for course descriptions and prerequisites in effect for the Fall registration cycle.

The Associate of Arts Degree in Secondary Education History is designed for students seeking careers in secondary education (junior and senior high schools) who wish to teach history and/or social studies. The degree requirements include a well-balanced general education curriculum. Program specific curriculum provides students with educational theory and practical field work in the secondary education school settings as well as a selection of topics in History.

This course of study is designated as a university transfer program that meets the requirements for the first two years of study for the bachelor of arts degree in secondary education history at University of Nevada (UNR) and Nevada State College (NSC). Please note: any questions about requirements when entering a teaching certification program need to be addressed by advisors for the specific university of interest.

Students completing the emphasis will demonstrate the scope of knowledge and skills based on the Interstate New Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium (INTASC) standards.

The INTASC standards are:
  1. The teacher understands the central concepts, tools of inquiry, and the structures of the discipline(s) he or she teaches and can create learning experiences that make these aspects of subject matter meaningful for students.
  2. The teacher understands how children learn and develop, and can provide learning opportunities that support their intellectual, social, and personal development.
  3. The teacher understands how students differ in their approaches to learning and creates instructional opportunities that are adapted to diverse learners.
  4. The teacher understands and uses a variety of instructional strategies to encourage students' development of critical thinking, problem solving, and performance skills.
  5. The teacher uses an understanding of individual and group motivation and behavior to create a learning environment that encourages positive social interaction, active engagement in learning and self-motivation.
  6. The teacher uses knowledge of effective verbal, nonverbal, and media communication techniques to foster active inquiry, collaboration, and supportive interaction in the classroom.
  7. The teacher plans instruction based upon knowledge of subject matter, the community, and curriculum goals.
  8. The teacher understands and uses formal and informal assessment strategies to evaluate and ensure the continuous intellectual, social and physical development of the learner.
  9. The teacher is a reflective practitioner who continually evaluates the effects of his/her choices and actions on others (students, parents, and other professionals in the learning community) and who actively seeks out opportunities to grow professionally.
  10. The teacher fosters relationships with school colleagues, parents, and agencies in the larger community to support students' learning and well-being.

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 2
English3-6
Including ENG 102 1
Fine Arts3
Recommended ART 263, ART 270, DAN 101 or THTR 210 which also counts for Diversity requirement.
Humanities3
Required HIST 105 or HIST 106
Mathematics3
Required MATH 120 or Higher
Science (1 Lab Required)6
Note, If you choose a 4 unit Lab Science the extra unit will count as an elective.
Social Science3
Required PSY 101 or SOC 101
Additional College Requirements
Diversity 4[3]
Foreign Language 30-14
U.S. and Nevada Constitutions3
Required PSC 101
Degree Requirements
ECON 102Principles of Microeconomics3
or ECON 103 Principles of Macroeconomics
EDU 202Introduction to Secondary Education3
GEOG 106Introduction to Cultural Geography3
or GEOG 200 World Regional Geography
HIST 101US History to 18773
HIST 102U. S. History since 18773
HIST 251Introduction to Historical Methods3
Electives1-15
Students should choose electives based on which transfer institution they plan to attend.
Introduction to Special Education 5
Exploration of Children's Literature 5
Preparing Teachers to Use Technology 5
Child Psychology 5
Total Units60
 
Plan of Study Grid
1st semesterUnits
ENG 101 Composition I 3
EDU 202 Introduction to Secondary Education 3
HIST 101 US History to 1877 3
MATH 120 Fundamentals of College Mathematics 3
Foreign Language or Elective 3-4
 Semester Total16
2nd semester
ENG 102 Composition II 3
HIST 102 U. S. History since 1877 3
PSC 101 Introduction to American Politics 3
Science 3
Foreign Language or Elective 3-4
 Semester Total16
3rd semester
HIST 105
European Civilization to 1648
or European Civilization since 1648
3
PSY 101
General Psychology
or Principles of Sociology
3
Fine Art 3
Lab Science 3
Foreign Language or Elective 3-4
 Semester Total16
4th semester
ECON 102
Principles of Microeconomics
or Principles of Macroeconomics
3
GEOG 106
Introduction to Cultural Geography
or World Regional Geography
3
HIST 251 Introduction to Historical Methods 3
Foreign Language or Elective 3
 Semester Total12
 Total Units60