AS-CTEPR - AS Core Curriculum with a concentration in Teacher Preparation

Descriptive Information

College/School

Abraham Baldwin Agric College

Program Title

AS Core Curriculum with a concentration in Teacher Preparation

Program Description

Abraham Baldwin Agriculture College offers the Associate of Science in Core Curriculum. This degree provides students with the benefits of a broad general education, and prepares them for further study in many disciplines at ABAC or at other colleges and universities.

To earn an Associate of Science in Core Curriculum , students must successfully complete 42 credits in Areas A-E of ABAC’s University System of Georgia approved Core Curriculum, and 18 credits in Area F as prescribed by the student’s advising pathway. Additionally, students must complete ABAC’s Physical Education (PE) Requirement (PHED 1100, and 1 credit of PE activity course credit [unless exempt as defined in the Physical Education (PE) Requirements policy of this Catalog]).

ABAC offers the advising pathways which students can follow within the Core Curriculum to optimally position themselves for transfer into a bachelor’s degree program at ABAC or another institution.

Associate of Science (A.S.) in Core Curriculum, Teacher Prep Pathway (Science)

Students wishing to teach middle school or high school may choose either the science or non-science teacher preparation pathway. Students completing the curriculum in Teacher Preparation receive an Associate of Science in Core Curriculum degree. The course of study is specialized to prepare students for the age group and subject matter of interest to the student. The associate degree prepares students to transfer to another institution to receive a bachelor of science degree in education. Note, in many cases, those who wish to teach high school will choose to earn a bachelor degree in a particular content area, such as history, English, or biology and then becomes certified upon completion of a master of arts degree in education. The bachelor-level, non-certifying, content degrees are available at ABAC and at other institutions.

Associate of Science (A.S.) in Core Curriculum, Teacher Prep Pathway (Non-Science)

Students wishing to teach middle school or high school may choose either the science or non-science teacher preparation pathway. Students completing the curriculum in Teacher Preparation receive an Associate of Science in Core Curriculum degree. The course of study is specialized to prepare students for the age group and subject matter of interest to the student. The associate degree prepares students to transfer to another institution to receive a bachelor of science degree in education. Note, in many cases, those who wish to teach high school will choose to earn a bachelor degree in a particular content area, such as history, English, or biology and then becomes certified upon completion of a master of arts degree in education. The bachelor-level, non-certifying, content degrees are available at ABAC and at other institutions.

Information

The Associate of Science in Core Curriculum requires 60 semester credit hours plus course and one PE activity course for a total of 63 semester credit hours.

Major

AS Core Curriculum

Concentration

Teacher Preparation

Program Information

Additional Information

Notes

  • Students should follow their advisor’s recommendations for appropriate selections in Core Curriculum Area A1Area A2, and Area D.

  • Credit toward graduation not allowed for the following combinations of science courses:

    • Principles of Biology and non-Science Biology courses (see Biology Course Descriptions for specifics),

    • Principles of Chemistry and non-Science Chemistry courses (see Chemistry Course Descriptions for specifics), and

    • Principles of Physics and non-Science Physics courses (see Physics Course Descriptions for specifics).

  • The maximum number of hours that will be awarded for credit for completion of internships is 9 credit hours.

  • When a course is authorized in multiple areas of a degree program, students completing the course to meet requirements of one area must take a different course in the subsequent area(s) to meet the requirements of the subsequent area(s) (i.e., No course can be counted multiple times in a degree program).