Education Preparation-Secondary Level (Grades 7-12)

Degree Offered: Associate in Science

Credits Required: 60/61 (2017-2018 Academic Year)

The Education Preparation program serves students interested in transferring to an Education program at a four-year college or university in three ways:
1. Students are introduced to a broad spectrum of knowledge through Liberal Arts and general education requirements;
2. Students are introduced to the expectations of a career in Education;
3. Students are able to pursue personal interests and strengths through electives.
The program integrates a core of readily transferable Liberal Arts classes with classes preparatory for a career in Education. In addition, the Education Preparation program serves students who seek immediate entrance in the workforce by preparing them to be hired as teacher assistants, childcare workers, and library assistants.
All education students at the Community College of Beaver County are required to have field experience and observation hours. The Pennsylvania Department of Education requires the following three background checks, before participation in field experience and observations:
The procedures for obtaining the three reports may be accessed at the Pennsylvania Department of Education website at or by contacting CCBC’s Education faculty.
Program Outcomes:  
Graduates will be able to
  1. Identify the knowledge, skills, disposition, and expectations of a professional educator.
  2. Demonstrate an understanding of diversity issues in education.
  3. Demonstrate an understanding of the challenges related to Special Education issues.
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Curriculum - 1st Year

First Semester - 15 Credits

CIST 100Introduction to Information Tech 3.00
COMM 201Public Speaking 3.00
EDUC 105Foundations of Education 3.00
PSYC 101General Psychology 3.00
WRIT 101English Composition 3.00

Second Semester - 16/17 Credits

EDUC 125Instructional Technology 3.00
EDUC 201PAPA Preparation 1.00
LITR 210Concepts of Literature 3.00
PSYC 106Human Growth and Development 3.00
MATH 126Statistics 4.00
 TAOC Category Three 
 TAOC Category Five (HIST) - 3 credits 

Curriculum - 2nd Year

Third Semester - 14 Credits

EDUC 205Field Experience I 1.00
EDUC 220Teaching English Language Learners 3.00
PSYC 205Educational Psychology 3.00
 TAOC Category Four - 4 credits 
 TAOC Category Six (LITR) - 3 credits 

Fourth Semester - 15/17 Credits

EDUC 210Field Experience II 3.00
EDUC 230Introduction to Special Education 3.00
BIOL 110Human Ecology & Heredity 3.00
CHEM 105Principles of Biological Chemistry 3.00
PHYS 110Introduction to Astronomy 3.00
 TAOC Category Four - 3/4 credits 
POLS 101American National Government 3.00
 TAOC Category Three - 3/4 credits