Feb 05, 2023
Total Credits: 60
Major Number: 5910
CIP Code: 13.0101
The Associate in Science in Education provides students with a core of education coursework and field experiences with diverse populations for those seeking a career in community schools. Students will learn culturally relevant approaches for teaching and learning. This degree fulfills the education requirements for paraprofessionals as “highly qualified” under federal law (Title I schools) and includes Minnesota Standards of Effective Practice for Teachers for those intending to transfer into a four-year teacher licensure program. Students seeking a degree in Elementary Education should declare the Elementary Education Foundation Transfer Pathway AS degree. Check specific transfer arrangements with the university and a Century College counselor or advisor early and often to ensure an appropriate program is planned for enrollment at Century and at the university.
A MN Human Services Background Study will likely be required for education field experiences. Individuals who have been arrested, charged, or convicted of any criminal offense should investigate the impact that the arrest, charge, or conviction may have on their chances of employment in the field of Education. For more information about the background study process and disqualifying crimes, contact the Minnesota Department of Human Services at 651-296-3802.
Career/Occupational Elective Requirements
Select based on transfer college requirements, content courses in teaching field of interest and/or educational/career goal.
Select a minimum of 4 credits of EDUC coursework
MnTC/General Education Requirements
Goal 2: Critical Thinking
Fulfilled when all MnTC goals for this degree are complete.
Goal 3 and/or 4: Natural Sciences/Math/Logical Reasoning
Minimum of 6 credits. Contact advisor/counselor for transfer college requirements and/or select based on content courses in teaching field of interest or educational/career goal.
Goal 5: History/Social/Behavioral Sciences
Minimum of 6 credits. Two courses from two different disciplines. Contact advisor/counselor for transfer college requirements and/or select based on content courses in teaching field of interest or educational/career.
Goal 6: Humanities/Fine Arts
Minimum of 6 credits. Two courses from two different disciplines. Contact advisor/counselor for transfer college requirements and/or select based on content courses in teaching field of interest or educational/career goal.
Goals 7-10: Theme Goals
Three credits in two 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 8: Global Perspectives
Goal 9: Ethical and Civic Responsibility
Goal 10: People and the Environment
MnTC Elective Requirements
Additional Elective Requirements
Students in the Associate in Science Education program are required to complete a minimum of 40 hours of approved practicums or field experiences. A MN Human Services Background Check may be required. Transportation is not provided.
General Requirements for Degrees, Diplomas, and Certificates
See Century College Policy 188.8.131.52
If transferring to earn a bachelor’s degree, completing the full 40 credit MnTC is highly recommended. For Career Electives, include additional MnTC courses in the 13 credits and/or 4 credits of MnTC electives. Select courses based on content courses in teaching field of interest or educational/career goal. Review your MnTC DARS and contact your advisor/counselor for required courses. Consult with an advisor at your intended transfer school for course recommendations.
Individuals who have been arrested, charged or convicted of any criminal offense should investigate the impact that the arrest, charge or conviction may have on their chances of employment in the field they intend to study or on their chances to obtain federal, state and other higher education financial aid.
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. Articulation agreements exit with Concordia University and College of St. Scholastica.
Program Learning Outcomes
At the end of this program students will be able to:
- Demonstrate academic knowledge and practical skill in working with students in various areas of need in community schools.
- Communicate effectively and develop relationships with students for academic success and staff who supervise field 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 student-centered learning using technology and research-based practices.
- 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
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.
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.