Feb 20, 2024  

Pre-Education, A.S.

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An Associate Degree in Science in Pre-Education offers a degree path for students interested in teaching at the elementary grade-school level. This flexible degree plan option prepares students to transfer to a Professional Teacher Education program at a four-year college or university where the student can earn teaching certification in one of three areas: Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, or Special Education. A career in public or private education can be both exciting and diverse. Elementary Teacher graduates will be helping their students discover the world.

Program Notes

Notes: This program is designed for students planning to continue their education at a four-year college or university. See the front general section for information and requirements about University Parallel/Transfer Programs.

Minimum of 61 Credit Hours

Course Grouping

**Check with an advisor regarding physical science selection, social sciences selection, and math selection based on university student plans to transfer to.

+Must be different from the course used to fulfill the general education requirement.

Major Courses


Life Skills Courses

(1 credit hour)

Recommendations for Transferring to OU (Always Check With an Advisor.)

*Check OU program requirements with an advisor. Early Childhood = either  SOC 1113  or PSY 1113 ; Elementary Ed = SOC 1113 ; Special Ed = PSY 1113  

Support Courses

(6 hours)
Life Skills Courses

(1 credit hour)

Term 4

Term 7

Term 8

  • HUM - Humanities Elective 3 Credit Hours
  • PREED ELEC - Pre-Education Electives 4 Credit Hours

Term 9

  • PREED ELEC - Pre-Education Electives 6-7 Credit Hours

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