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Example Degree
Major Code: AS40
Associate in Science
Area of Concentration: Secondary Education

This is ONLY an EXAMPLE. If you intend to transfer, check early with your transfer school and Counseling to ensure you're meeting ALL requirements. Transfer schools may vary in their requirements.
  1. College Requirements
  2. General Education Requirements37
    1. Communications9
      • COM100 Fund. of Speech Communication3
      • ENG101 First Year Composition I3
      • ENG102 First Year Composition II3
    2. Social and Behavioral Sciences9
    3. Physical and Life Sciences**7
    4. Mathematics3
    5. Humanities and Fine Arts9
  3. Additional College Requirements5-9
    1. Social Awareness/Personal Growth2-3
    2. Physical & Life Sciences/Mathematics3-6
    3. Non-Western and Diversity
  4. Area of Concentration/Elective Requirements*14-18
      Recommendations include:
    • EDU200 Introduction to Education
    • EDU202 Clinical Experience in Education3

Assessment required.

* Secondary education students concentrate electives in the subject they plan to teach.

** Students planning to attend Aurora University should also complete the accompanying lab course.

Note: For specific course requirements or recommendations consult with Counseling.

NOTE: Because of teacher certification requirements, transfer school requirements and WCC graduation requirements, meet with a counselor as soon as you declare education as your intended major. Note the following:

  • Many transfer institutions require attendance at an informational meeting prior to enrollment in a school of education.
  • Students must successfully complete the ICTS Basic Skills Test before being admitted into most schools of education in Illinois.