Jul 19, 2024  
2022-2023 SLCC General Catalog 

Education: AS

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Associate of Science | 61 credits minimum

Program Website
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Program Description
The Education Program is a two-year program designed to prepare students to transfer to an accredited four-year teacher licensure program. Students completing the program will develop skills and receive the academic and hands-on experiences 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, students must meet with the Education Academic Advisor prior to registering for courses.

Transfer/Articulation Information
The EDU AS Program provides the first two years of study in early childhood, elementary, secondary, and special education teacher licensure. Currently, there is a shortage of qualified teachers in Utah and in many states across the country.

Transfer/Articulation Information
SLCC’s Education Program faculty meet annually with other USHE elementary education and special education program faculty to discuss teacher licensure course requirements and promote common numbering and content. These majors’ articulation meetings produce seamless articulation and transfer agreements. Secondary education majors’ coursework outside of the education programs are not addressed. Rather, articulation and transfer agreements are part of the secondary teaching area of emphasis (math, English, etc.). SLCC Academic Advisors maintain ongoing contact with other USHE schools to maintain effective transfer and articulation on behalf of students.  

Students should select electives based on the institution to which they intend to transfer. Electives may be selected with approval from the EDU Academic Advisor or the EDU Associate Dean. Students should consult with the Education Academic Advisor to ensure that the correct classes are taken for transferability to their school of choice. Guidelines (advising forms) for transfer to other Education programs in Utah are available from the EDU Academic Advisor.  Please note that the Education electives are subject to change, so it is important that all students meet with an Advisor before enrolling for classes. 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
Other: $65 for teacher licensure background check

Note: Fees vary based upon specific registration and are subject to changes.

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.

General Education Requirements

Complete all General Education courses. Refer to Notes for program specific requirements and recommendations.


Program General Education Notes


Quantitative Literacy (QL): MATH 1050 or  MATH 2000
It is recommended that Elementary majors take MATH 2000

American Institutions (AI): HIST 2700 and HIST 2710 are required for secondary education history majors.

Social Science (SS): Any approved Social Science (SS) course except PSY 1100 or FHS 1500.
It is highly recommended to take an ETHS (SS) course.

Program Requirements


*Students should check with the Education Academic Advisor to make sure they select the appropriate math course.

**Only one ETHS course will count towards the 21 elective credits. Do not take more than one ETHS course.

Time to Completion & Graduation Map

  • Education AS: Full-time  
  • Time to completion is 4 semesters based on a full-time minimum of 16 credits per semester. Less than 16 credits per semester will increase time to completion.

Program Learning Outcomes

Program learning outcome alignment with Student Learning Outcomes  in brackets.

  • Identify knowledge, skills, and experiences to work effectively with elementary, secondary, and special education students in public or private school settings. Describe the requirements for further study in education or a related discipline. Summarize 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. Compare and contrast core knowledge required for effective teaching in a classroom setting. Discuss elements of The Utah Core Curriculum. [1,2,4]
  • Demonstrate skills to communicate orally and in writing about key concepts and significant topics in education. Identify and explain appropriate state and Federal documentation including IEP’s, IFSP’s. Demonstrate effective verbal and nonverbal communication techniques with students and families. [1,2,8]
  • Demonstrate how to use and interpret data, graphs, and tables to analyze relevant information for working with students in a classroom setting. Explain various ways to interpret mathematical concepts as they pertain to assessing learning to enhance teaching and clarify data for parents. [1,3,6]
  • Construct a personal philosophy of education. Systematically complete reflective assignments demonstrating analysis, synthesis, and evaluation. [1,2,4,5]
  • Successfully complete service learning and field experience in predetermined local elementary and secondary schools. [6,7]

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