Education - Liberal Arts - Elementary Education Concentration

Education - Liberal Arts - Elementary Education Concentration

Berkshire Community College - Pittsfield, MA

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ELEMENTARY EDUCATION CONCENTRATION Program Advisor: Tom Curley, 413-236-2103 The Elementary Education concentration in the Liberal Arts degree program meets the Massachusetts Transfer Compact and provides a strong liberal arts foundation for students continuing on to a bachelor's degree and the Elementary Education Teachers License. The program offers a comprehensive sequence of lower-level arts and sciences courses with an English and Psychology emphasis, designed to provide aspiring school teachers with the knowledge required for effective teaching at the elementary school level. This is a MassTransfer eligible program

  • Tuition & Fees

    Tuition & Fees

    624

    per Year

  • Books & Supplies

    Books & Supplies

    823

    per Year

  • Average Salary

    Average Salary

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Curriculum

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

To earn a degree in this program, a student must complete the 62 program and general education credits, as well as the additional requirements, shown below.



Program



26 Credits

EDU 105

Foundations of Education

3

ENG 205

Children's Literature

3

ENG

Literature (see footnote 1)

3

GEO 125

World Geography

3

PSY 107

Introductory Psychology

3

PSY 204

Human Growth & Development

3



Free Electives

8



General Education



36 Credits

COM

Communication

3

ECO

Economics

3

ENG

English Composition/Writing

6

GOV 105

United States Government

3

HIS 113

Western Civilization I OR



HIS 114

Western Civilization II

3

HIS 117

United States History I

3

MAT

Mathematics (see footnote 3)

3



Environmental Studies (see footnote 4)

1



Humanities and Fine Arts (see footnote 2)

3



Natural Science (see footnote 4)

4



Physical Science (see footnote 4)

4



ADDITIONAL

AS SHOWN

Core Competencies Portfolio

6 items

Forum

12 units

Health/Fitness

30 hours

Minimum Cumulative Average

2.000



SUGGESTED BLOCK FOR PROGRAM COMPLETION

The following presents a suggested route for completing this program in two years. The actual time needed to complete the program will depend on a particular student's circumstances.

First Semester



16 Credits

EDU 105

Foundations of Education

3

ENG

English Composition/Writing

3



Natural Science (see footnote 4)

4

PSY 107

Introductory Psychology

3

HIS 113

Western Civilization I OR



HIS 114

Western Civilization II

3



Second Semester



16 Credits

PSY 204

Human Growth & Development

3

COM

Communication

3

ENG

English Composition/Writing

3

MAT

Mathematics (see footnote 3)

3



Physical Science (see footnote 4)

4



Third Semester



15 Credits

ENG 205

Children's Literature

3

GEO 125

World Geography

3



Free Elective

2

GOV 105

United States Government

3

HIS 117

United States History I

3



Environmental Studies (see footnote 4)

1



Fourth Semester



15 Credits



Free Electives

6

ECO

Economics

3

ENG

Literature (see footnote 1)

3



Humanities and Fine Arts (see footnote 2)

3



1. ENG 215, Introduction to Literature, is recommended

2. Must have prefix FAS, MUS, THR

3. Any MAT designated course

4. Natural Science selected from BIO 101, 102, 111, or 112; or ENV 101 or 102. Physical Science selected from BIO 109 or 110, CHM 101, GEY 121, or PHY 101. Students who complete an environmentally focused laboratory science, such as BIO 109 or 110, or ENV 101 or 102, have fulfilled the Environmental Studies requirement.