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2017-2018 Course Catalog 
2017-2018 Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Education, AS

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Total Credits: 60

Major Number: 5021
CIP Code: 13.0101

Program Description

The Associate in Science in Education is a transfer-oriented program providing a comprehensive core of education courses and experiences. It prepares individuals to transfer into a four-year teacher education program (or to work as educational paraprofessionals). The curriculum provides specific training, general education, and experience working with children or youth in educational settings. Students interested in transferring to a four-year program need to check the specific transfer arrangements with the college of their choice and a Century College counselor or advisor. These discussions should take place early and often to ensure an appropriate program is planned for enrollment at Century and at the four-year school. This degree will fulfill the education requirements for paraprofessionals as described in the No Child Left Behind Act (Title 1 schools).

Program Prerequisites


Special Instructions

Structured, education-related practicums and field experience are important components of quality education programs. Students in the Education AS program are required to complete a minimum of 40 to 100 hours of approved practicums, field experiences, and internship experiences using the portfolio skills taught in EDUC 1020  (which is recommended as a first semester course for all education majors), and EDUC 1021  (which is recommended at the end of the first year or the beginning of the second year). Be advised that transfer institutions and/or employers may also ask for this documentation.

A MN Human Services Background Study may be required for some education field experiences, however, the background study is not mandatory to start or complete the programs. Please contact a program instructor for any questions or concerns about the background study.

Program Requirements

Total Credits: 12

Total Credits: 8

MnTC/General Education Requirements

Goal 1: Communication

Goal 2: Critical Thinking

Fulfilled when all MnTC goals for this degree are complete.

Goal 3: Natural Sciences

Minimum of 7 credits. Two courses from two different disciplines with at least one traditional lab course

Total Credits: 7

Goal 4: Math/Logical Reasoning

Minimum of 3 credits. Courses numbered between MATH 1025  and MATH 1082 , or PHIL 1041  

Total Credits: 3

Goal 5: History/Social/Behavioral Sciences

Minimum of 9 credits. Three courses from three different disciplines.

Total Credits: 9

Goal 6: Humanities/Fine Arts

Minimum of 9 credits. Three courses, at least ONE of which must be a literature course, from three different disciplines.

Total Credits: 9

Goals 7-10: Theme Goals

Three credits in each of four Goal areas selected from Goals 7, 8, 9 or 10 are required. Many courses from Goals 1-6 also meet Goals 7-10. One course may fulfill a maximum of two Goals. Credits count only once.

Goal 7: Human Diversity

Goal 8: Global Perspectives

Goal 9: Ethical and Civic Responsibility

Goal 10: People and the Environment

Total Credits: 38

MnTC Elective Requirements

Total Credits: 2

Additional Elective Requirements


Program Information

General Requirements for Degrees, Diplomas, and Certificates

See Century College Policy

Program Note


Transfer, Articulation Agreements, and Partnerships

See the Century College website for information regarding transfer.
This degree program is designed for both employment preparation and transfer. Some of the courses may not transfer to a number of four-year colleges.  If you are considering the possibility of transfer, you may wish to talk with your advisor, counselor, or program instructor before registering to discuss your goals, look at programs designed for transfer, and develop a plan. Concordia University, St Paul and St Scholastica accept the degree toward their Bachelor’s degree in Education. Contact an advisor or counselor regarding details about transfer agreements.

Program Learning Outcomes

At the end of this program students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate academic knowledge and practical skill in teaching students in grades K-5 in various areas of need in community schools.
  • Communicate effectively with students and staff and collaborate with mentoring teachers who supervise the volunteering experience.
  • Demonstrate the ability to apply professional knowledge and classroom experience to new situations.
  • Identify and interpret ethical and social issues associated with the education field.
  • Demonstrate the ability to create professional electronic portfolios showcasing achievement in the field of education.

Program Contact Information

Christina Davis 651.747.4031 Room 3256 West

Sample Plan

Please note that this is a sample course sequence. Individual schedules will vary depending upon student needs, goals, and availability. Students are recommended to meet with their advisor, counselor, or faculty program instructors to create an individualized plan that includes prerequisites and application requirements. For detailed program information see the Century College website. This information is subject to change.

Total Credits: 16

Semester 2

Total Credits: 15

Total Credits: 14

Semester 4

Total Credits: 15


This information is subject to change. Changes and updates are posted on century.edu

Century College is a member of the Minnesota State system. We are an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and educator. This document can be available in alternative formats to individuals with disabilities by calling 651.779.3354 or 1.800.228.1978 x 3354.

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