College of Continuing Professional Studies

About the CCPS Associate of Science in Foundations in Education Program

The College of Continuing Professional Studies offers an associate of science in foundations in education. This degree enables a student to be a paid substitute teacher and/or teacher aide, and lays the foundation for students to pursue a bachelor of science degree in elementary or secondary education.


The foundations in education program requires 19 hours in the following distribution:

EDUC 200: Technology in the Classroom
EDUC 201: Teacher Aide I
EDUC 203: The American Classroom
EDUC 207: Psychology of Human Growth and Development
EDUC 212: Professional Preparation for the Field of Teacher Ed
EDUC 302: Educational Psychology and Assessment
EDUC 340: Psychology of the Exceptional Child
EXSP 312: Methods of Teaching Health and P.E.

General Education Courses

Students must take the following courses as part of general education requirements:

ENGL 207: Expository Writing
COMM 211: Presentational Speaking
MATH 109: College Algebra

Choose one of the following:
PHYS 100: Earth Science 
BIOL 102: General Biology

Choose one of the following:
GEOG 109: World Regional Geography I
PLSC 101: Government and Politics in the U.S.

Choose one of the following:
PSYC 101: Introduction to Psychology
SOCI 101: Introduction to Sociology

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