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Professional Studies Associate of Science degree (A.S.)- Education Option

The AS.PS.EDUC option prepares students for transfer to four-year institutions to pursue Teacher Certification in the following areas: Early Childhood Education, Elementary, Middle School or Secondary Education. Students in this option take courses on topics related to the practical applications of major educational theories, how to professionally conduct classroom observations, evaluate student learning, explore research and evidence-based practices for teaching, how to develop engaging and instructional lesson plans, and also have the opportunity to demonstrate lessons to students in field classrooms. Additionally, students are introduced to topics related to: foundations and history of the education system, the organization and structure of schools systems, the integration of technology in education, teaching exceptional and diverse students, and concepts related to multicultural education.