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Associate of Arts, Secondary Education 

The State of Idaho requires a bachelor’s degree to receive teacher certification. The Associate of Arts degree in either Elementary or Secondary Education is an initial step toward earning educator credentials.

Requirements: minimum of 63 overall credits

General Education Requirements:  48 credits

Proficiency Requirements

  • Sufficient Math, Reading, and Writing scores on the ACT, SAT, or Praxis CORE tests
  • Official documentation demonstrating passing scores on the Math, Reading, and Writing portions of ACT, SAT, or Praxis Core.  The required minimum scores are below.
TEST ACT SAT Praxis CORE
  Reading Score 21 544 169
  Math Score 21 533

163

  Writing Score 7 6

165

General Education Requirements

Courses in bold must be completed with a B- or better


Christian Formation (9 credits)

BIBL1105. Introduction to Biblical Studies (3) -   To be completed with a C- or better
THEO2105. Introduction to Christian Theology (3) -  To be completed with a C- or better
Philosophy Elective (3)

Humanities (15 credits) 

HUMN1015. Cornerstone (3)  -  To be completed with a C- or better in the first year of enrollment
Literature Elective (3)  
Art History or Music History Elective (3)
US History Elective (3)  
Non-US History Elective (3)  

Sciences (15 credits)

KINE1005. Fundamentals of Wellness (1)
Approved Kinesiology Elective (1)
Natural Science (3)  (concentration in Biology or Physical Science)
Natural Science Lab (1)  
EDUC/PSYC2110. Educational Psychology (3)

 6 additional credits in 2 or more areas (content area opportunity)
     MATH, BIOL, CHEM, NSCI, PHYS, ECON, GEOG, POLS, PSYC, SOGY, BSNS2330, or COMM2030

Intellectual and Practical Skills (9 credits)

ENGL1035. University Writing and Research (3)  
ENGL3015. Topics in Writing (3
) or another English course with a "W" designation
COMM1210. Intro to Public Speaking (3)  
Inter-Cultural Requirement (CC) *Refer to CC lab in concentration requirements below.

Concentration Requirements (15 credits minimum)

Content Area Electives (7-9)

EDUC1100. Introduction to Education (25 Hour Field Experience) (1)  
EDUC2250. Cultural Diversity (10 Hour Field Experience) (2) and EDUC2250CC Level 2 Intercultural Lab (0) *
     OR SOGY1015. Exploring Cultural Anthropology (3) and SOGY1015CC Level 2 Intercultural Lab (0) *
EDUC2555. Innovative Instruction (3)  
EDUC2960. Introduction to Instructional Design
(30 Hour Field Experience) (1)