Apr 01, 2023  
2016-2017 SLCC General Catalog 

Education: AS

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Associate of Science | 63 credits minimum

Education, Family & Human Studies and Social Work Department
Taylorsville Redwood Campus
General Information, (801) 957-4073
Education Information, (801) 957-5035

Academic and Career Advising
Academic Advisor, AAB 237A, (801) 957-4294

Associate Dean: Dale Smith

Professors − Ray Emett, Paul Lerdahl, Dale Smith
Associate Professors − Judy Braun, 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: Estimated cost of books and supplies per semester $350 to $450

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

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
1a. Develop knowledge, skills, and experience to work effectively with elementary and secondary students in public or private school settings.
1b. Be prepared for further study in education or a related discipline.
1c. Understand key concepts, events and personalities related to teaching and learning.
1d. Explain theories, concepts and principles connected to the physical, intellectual, social, and emotional development of children.
1e. Evaluate and prepare curriculum and program activities consistent with current educational theories and models.
1f. Incorporates core knowledge content in a classroom setting.
1g. Develop a Working knowledge of The Utah Core.
1 - Substantive Knowledge
2a. Effectively communicate orally and in writing about key concepts and significant topics in education.
2b. Develop and maintain appropriate state and Federal documentation including IEP’s, IFSP’s.
2c. Demonstrates effective verbal and nonverbal communication techniques with students and families.
2 - Communicate Effectively
3a. Use and interpret information represented as data, graphs, and tables to analyze relevant information for working with students in a classroom setting.
3b. Interpret various mathematical concepts as they pertain to assessing learning.
3 - Develop Quantitative Literacy
4a. Construct a personal philosophy of education.
4b. Systematically complete reflective assignments demonstrating analysis, synthesis, and evaluation.
4 - Think Critically
5a. 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. 5 - Civic Engagement and/or Working Professionally

General Education Requirements

Core Skills:

Quantitative Literacy (QL) 4 Credits

American Institutions (AI) Choose 3 Credits from one of the Following

Institutional Requirements:

Lifelong Wellness (LW) 1 Credit

Student Choice (IN or DEPTH) 3 Credits

Distribution Areas:

Choose one course (three credit hours) from each of the following distribution areas. One of the courses must also be a Diversity course (DV).

Life Sciences (LS)  3-4
Fine Arts (FA)  3-4
Humanities (HU)  3
Interdisciplinary (ID)  3
Interdisciplinary (ID)  3
Physical Science (PS)  3



*Select only one course from ETHS 2410 , ETHS 2420 , ETHS 2430 , ETHS 2440  or HUMA 2220 .
**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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