Jun 14, 2024  
2019-2020 SLCC General Catalog 

Education: AS

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Associate of Science | 61 - 63 credits minimum

Education, Family & Human Studies, Social Work, and Learning Enhancement Division
Taylorsville Redwood Campus
General Information
Education Information 801-957-5035
Program Website
Academic and Career Advising

Associate Dean - Dale Smith
Professors - Judy Braun, Paul Lerdahl, Dale Smith
Associate Professors - Lois Oestreich, TC Stuwe
Assistant Professor - Kit Giddings

Program Description
The Education Program is a two-year program designed to prepare students to transfer to an accredited four-year teaching program. Students completing the program will develop skills and receive the hands-on experience necessary to be accepted into the professional core of courses offered at the university level.

Specific requirements leading to a bachelor’s degree in education differ among the four-year higher education institutions. To tailor a program specific to student needs, meet with the Education Academic Advisor prior to registering for courses.

Transfer/Articulation Information
Students should select electives based on the institution to which they intend to transfer. Electives beyond those listed below may be selected with approval from faculty or advisor. Students should consult with the Education Academic Advisor to ensure that the correct classes are taken for transferability to their school of choice. Guidelines for transfer are listed below and are subject to change. Students are also advised to contact the Education Advisor at the school(s) to which they intend to transfer for the most current information.

Estimated Cost for Students
Tuition and student fees: http://www.slcc.edu/student/financial/tuition-fees.aspx
Books and supplies: $350 to $450

Estimated Time to Completion
If students follow the suggested sample schedule, completion time is four semesters

Licensure Information
The Education AS program alone does not lead to professional licensure. This program prepares students for application and transfer to other programs of study that could eventually lead to professional licensure.  Professional licensure requirements vary from state-to-state. It is highly recommended that students consult in advance with the Utah State Board of Education, or similar agencies in other states, to find out more about eligibility for educational licensure. If you have difficulty finding the licensure requirements for your state or intended profession, please contact your academic advisor or SLCC’s state authorization coordinator for help.

Program Student Learning Outcomes Related College-Wide Student Learning Outcomes
  1 - Acquire substantive knowledge
2 - Communicate effectively
3 - Develop quantitative literacies
4 - Think critically & creatively
5 - Become a community engaged learner
6 - Work in professional & constructive manner
7 - Develop computer & information literacy

Develop knowledge, skills, and experience to work effectively with elementary and secondary students in public or private school settings.
Be prepared for further study in education or a related discipline.
Understand key concepts, events and personalities related to teaching and learning.
Explain theories, concepts and principles connected to the physical, intellectual, social, and emotional development of children.
Evaluate and prepare curriculum and program activities consistent with current educational theories and models.
Incorporates core knowledge content in a classroom setting.
Develop a Working knowledge of The Utah Core.


Effectively communicate orally and in writing about key concepts and significant topics in education.
Develop and maintain appropriate state and Federal documentation including IEP’s, IFSP’s.
Demonstrates effective verbal and nonverbal communication techniques with students and families.


Use and interpret information represented as data, graphs, and tables to analyze relevant information for working with students in a classroom setting.
Interpret various mathematical concepts as they pertain to assessing learning.


Construct a personal philosophy of education.
Systematically complete reflective assignments demonstrating analysis, synthesis, and evaluation.


Successfully complete service learning and field experience in predetermined local elementary and secondary schools. Dialogue with seasoned professionals in the field to enhance theoretical perspectives.


General Education Requirements

Core Skills

Quantitative Literacy (QL) 1 course

American Institutions (AI) 1 course

Institutional Requirements

Communication (CM) 1 course

International & Global (IG) 1 course

Lifelong Wellness (LW) 1 course

Distribution Areas

Select 1 course from each of the Distribution Areas, 5 total courses; 1 course must also be designated as a Diversity (DV)



*Select only one course from ETHS 2410 , ETHS 2420 , ETHS 2430 , ETHS 2440 .
**Students should check with the Education Academic Advisor to make sure they select the appropriate math course.

Graduation Map

Advising Notes

Admission into a major program at a transfer institution depends upon the receiving institution’s requirements for that major. Some major programs are restricted and require special application as well as a competitive GPA. See the Education Academic Advisor at both SLCC and the intended receiving institution for specific articulation information.

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