Education Focus, AA

The Associate of Arts in Education program is the first step in the path toward becoming a teacher.  The curriculum encompasses a broad range of liberal arts, including literature, history, English, statistics, and the natural sciences, as the first two years toward a bachelor's degree in education. Transfer opportunities are available to state universities throughout Ohio, where students can specialize in early childhood education (pre K-5) or middle childhood education (grades 5-9).

Year One

Fall Semester

COMM 1010 - Speech

This course involves instruction and experience in giving a presentation. Students are taught the principles of speech content and delivery so that they can effectively participate in a variety of practical speaking situations. Presentations will include the informative speech, persuasive speech, visual aid/demonstration speech, impromptu speech, and group presentation. (OTM for Oral Communication TMCOM and TAG# OCM013)

Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 3

EDUT 1070 - Introduction to Child Development

This course addresses both typical and atypical child development from birth through age eight. The course provides an overview of early childhood theorists. Studying early childhood development is essential to becoming an effective teacher of young children. The importance of understanding the interrelationship of the physical, cognitive, social, emotional, language, and aesthetic domains will also be addressed. Developmental domains are presented with examples drawn from diverse cultures. The course also highlights the diversity of child development, preparing professionals to meet the unique needs of children from a wide variety of backgrounds. This multicultural perspective prepares adults to meet the distinct needs of every child. (TAG# OED005)

Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 3

ENGL 1010 - English Composition I

This is a basic course in expository writing and critical reading. Students read a variety of nonfiction works and write summaries, analysis, essays, and a researched argument in response to their reading. Students learn to read actively and accurately and to organize, develop, and revise coherent papers appropriate for a college-educated audience. (OTM for First Writing Course TME001)

Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 3
Required Prerequisite Course: ENGL 0040; (minimum grade of C-), or qualifying placement test scores

POLT 1010 - American National Government

This course involves an examination of the people, values, institutions, processes, and policies associated with American government. Special emphasis is given to the way in which all of the variables interact to form the dynamic that is American politics. This course meets the requirements for OTM in Social and Behavioral Science TMSBS

Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 3

PSYC 1010 - Introduction to Psychology

Introduction to Psychology is an introductory level course and is a study of the basic human behavior. Topics include the history of psychology, scientific methods, biological processes, cognitive processes, sensation and perception, consciousness, learning, intelligence, human development, personality theory, psychopathology and treatment, stress and health, and social psychology. Please note outcomes are written to OBR standards using OBR language. Ohio Articulation Number OSS015. This course meets the requirements for OTM in Social and Behavioral Science TMSBS

Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 3

Spring Semester

COMM 2070 - Intercultural Communication

Course explores the dynamic role intercultural communication plays in today's ever complex and changing world. Intercultural communication will be viewed through the lenses of individual, interpersonal, organizational, and societal/cultural perspectives to help students understand the context of both their own behavior and the behavior of others. (This course may NOT be substituted for COMM 1010 - Speech). Semesters Available: Based on need.

Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 3

EDUT 1010 - Introduction to Education

This course is designed to help the candidate understand that teaching is a profession from infancy through school age, the need for professionalism, the historical philosophical contexts, the governmental and economic contexts, challenges of meeting students diverse educational needs, curriculum models and instruction, and the major legal issues facing the education community. This course meets the Ohio Transfer Articulation Guidelines.

Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 3

EDUT 1370 - Educational Technology

This course is designed to effectively identify, locate, evaluate, design, prepare, and efficiently use educational technology as an instructional resource in the classroom as related to principles of learning and teaching. Candidates will develop increased abilities in knowledge, skills, and dispositions necessary to utilize technology effectively in the classroom. This course meets the INTASC, OELCS, OSTP, ISTE, NETS standards, and the Ohio Assessment for Teacher.

Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 3

ENGL 1030 - English Composition II

This is a course in argument and research writing. Students read issue-based works and write summaries, responses, and an argument and research paper. Students learn to organize research projects, find and evaluate sources, incorporate ideas and quotations from sources, document their sources in MLA and APA style, analyze and use argumentative strategies and persuasive appeals, and prepare and revise effective, coherent papers. (OTM for Second Writing Course TME002)

Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 3
Required Prerequisite Course: Take ENGL 1010 with a minimum grade of C- or better.

STAT 1010 - Probability and Statistics

This course provides the student with an overview of probability and statistics. Probability terminology, concepts and rules are emphasized in solving probability problems. Descriptive statistics, including measures of central tendency and dispersion, charts, tables and diagrams are used to summarize data. The student is introduced to the binomial, Poisson, hyper-geometric, normal and t-distributions. Confidence intervals, hypothesis testing, correlation, and linear regression are used to make conclusions concerning population parameters from sample data. This course meets the requirements for OTM Introductory Statistics TMM010.

Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 3

Year Two

Fall Semester

BIOL 1230 - Biology I

This course is an introduction to biology for bioscience majors and students planning to transfer to four year institutions. The course will introduce fundamental concepts of biology including the scientific method, structure and chemical properties of cells. The course will introduce students to biochemical pathways, bioenergetics, and basic concepts of genetics, heredity and homeostasis. Historical contributions and application of biological principles to biotechnology will be discussed. Students will meet three lecture hours and three lab hours per week. Semesters available: Day - F

Credit Hours: 4
Lecture Hours: 3
Lab Hours: 3
Required Prerequisite Course: Take ENGL 0040 and MATH 0084 (minimum grade of C- required for all) OR qualifying placement test scores.

GEOL 1010 - Physical Geology

Physical Geology is an introductory course describing the fundamental concepts of Geology for Non-Science majors. These fundamental concepts are grouped in 7 modules: Module I (Geology, Earth Science, and the Scientific Method) is an introduction to the science of Geology and its many branches; this module also discusses the steps in the scientific method, and describes the systems approach to geology. Module II (Origin and Evolution of Earth) discusses the formation of the universe and the solar system, and introduces Earth's neighbors in the solar system. Module III (Plate Tectonics and the Dynamic Earth) discusses Earth's internal structure and introduces the theory of plate tectonics, a unifying idea that explains Earth's surface processes and features. Module IV (Earth Materials: Minerals and Rocks) discusses the materials from which Earth is made, as well as their structure and classification. Module V (Structural Geology) describes how Earth's internal and external processes interact to produce earthquakes and mountains. Module VI (Energy Resources) describes the energy resources that the Earth provides us and how they are produced and used. Module VII (Hydrology and Stream Geomorphology) discusses how water shapes the surface of our planet and helps create a multitude of erosional and depositional landforms. TAG# OSC025

Credit Hours: 4
Lecture Hours: 3
Lab Hours: 2

EDUT 2080 - Individuals with Exceptionalities

This course is designed to cover the identification, developmental characteristics and intervention strategies for exceptional children and youth. An overview of handicapping conditions in young children, issues of normalization and least restrictive environment, individualization of learning programs, working with ancillary services (P.T., O.T., SLP), and experiences in segregated and integrated settings, as well as family and community needs are addressed.  The course also focuses on self-understanding, understanding the work setting, and being an effective teacher.

Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 3
Required Prerequisite Course: EDUT 1070

EDUT 2150 - Educational Psychology

Educational psychology examines theories of development, learning, and motivation, and similarities and differences in learners and learner populations. Effective instructional strategies and assessment techniques will be examined. Semesters available: Fall - Day, Sping - Eve

Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 3
Required Prerequisite Course: Take PSYC 1010

HIST 1010 - American History I

This American Studies course is an introductory survey course covering the development of American politics, law, religion, philosophy, art and literature from 1600 to 1877. The goal of the course is to help students understand the cultural development of the United States especially in relation to its religion, art, philosophy, law, and political system. (TAG# OHS043 or if combined with HIST1030 OHS010. This course also meets the requirements for the OTM Arts and Humanities - TMAH)

Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 3

SPAN 1010 - Beginning Spanish I

This course develops basic speaking, listening, writing and reading skills.  The goal is for students to achieve a Novice Mid-level of proficiency across all the aforementioned skills.  At this level, students will be able to engage in simple interpersonal exchanges. They will also be able to present and understand information about themselves and their immediate surroundings using words, phrases and memorized expressions while speaking and listening, reproduce from memory a modest number of words and phrases in context while writing, and identify a number of highly contextualized words and phrases including cognates and borrowed words while reading.  Also, students will have an introduction to Hispanic Cultures by examining a variety of topics. This course is not intended for native speakers of Spanish.

Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 3

ENGL 2050 - American Literature I

American Literature I is a survey course that examines the development of American literature in English from the early colonies through the Civil War. Through the use of selected texts, students will become familiar with key authors and works that represent American literature in English and the multiple voices within it. As a survey course, American Literature I is designed to provide students with a foundational understanding of the historical and cultural conditions that influenced the development and formation of American literature. This course will provide the necessary background for a more in-depth understanding of and appreciation for American literature not covered in the course, and it will prepare students for more advanced study of literature in general. (TAG# OAH053)

Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 3
Required Prerequisite Course: Take ENGL 1030; Minimum Grade C-

ENGL 2090 - Introduction to Fiction

Introduction to Fiction is a survey course that introduces students to fiction, both the short story and the novel. Students will study the various modes of storytelling, from the historical context to the elements of fiction, through works by major authors from America and around the world. This course will allow students to gain a greater understanding of fiction than available in multi-genre literature courses through the study of the novel and investigation of major authors through readings in the texts. Students will also be introduced to a variety of critical approaches as lenses through which they can view works of fiction.

Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 3
Required Prerequisite Course: Take ENGL 1010 with a minimum grade of C-

Spring Semester

EDUT 2090 - Families Communities & Schools

The course emphasizes the importance of effective communication between parents and program staff. Stress is a factor affecting the home/school relationship and the role of the school or center in establishing a strong working relationship. Emphasis is placed on encouraging active parent participation in the early childhood programs both private and public. The course includes history of education and the impact on families both past and present, the examination of models of the healthy families, diverse families, and the effect of drugs, alcohol, and disabilities on the family unit. The course includes creating written communications with families and any requirements designated by the state and/or school system. (TAG# OED006)

Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 3
Required Prerequisite Course: Take EDUT 1070

HIST 1030 - American History II

This American Studies course is an introductory survey course covering the development of American politics, law, religion, philosophy, art and literature from 1877 to the present. The goal of the course is to help students understand the cultural maturity of the United States especially in relation to its religion, art, philosophy, law, and political system. (TAG# OHS044 or if combined with HIST1030 OHS010. This course also meets the requirements for the OTM Arts and Humanities - TMAH)

Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 3

BIOL 1231 - Biology II

This course is continuation of BIOL 1230 - Biology I. The course will introduce fundamental concepts of biology including evolution, classification, ecosystems, similarities and differences, among plants, animals and microorganisms in form and function. Historical contributions and application of biological principles to biotechnology will be discussed. Students will meet three lecture hours and three lab hours per week. Semesters Available Day - Sp

Credit Hours: 4
Lecture Hours: 3
Lab Hours: 3
Required Prerequisite Course: Take BIOL 1230

GEOL 1030 - Historical Geology

Historical Geology is an introductory course describing the fundamental concepts of Geology for Non-Science majors. It contains 12 individual lessons grouped in 3 modules. Module I - Fundamental Concepts explains the basic concepts of historical geology including, earth materials and geologic time. Module II - The Evolution of the Earth and Life through Time follows the evolutionary processes of both the solid Earth and biology through time. Module III - A Closer Look into the Major Time Periods is an in depth look into each of the 5 major time periods with the focus on the biologic evolution.

Credit Hours: 4
Lecture Hours: 3
Lab Hours: 2

MUSC 1010 - Music Appreciation

Develop listening skills used for understanding elements of musical style in a historical perspective and the significance of music as fine art.

Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 3

THEA 1010 - Introduction to Theatre

Course is an overview of theatre as an art form. Includes historical and production points of view. Students will effectively view and critique plays and musicals. This is NOT a performance based course, but a theory and analysis based class. Semesters Available: Offered based on need.

Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 3

HUMA 1010 - Introduction to the Humanities

This course is a genre-based introduction to the humanities and the fine arts. The student will explore the six major means of artistic expression within the fine arts: painting, literature, drama, film, photography, and sculpture. The course focuses on an understanding of the genre itself as well as the various critical theories that apply to the fine arts, including but not necessarily limited to mimesis, formalism, didacticism, and postmodernism. Field trips are required in the course. This course meets the requirements for OTM in Arts and Humanities TMAH.

Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 3
Required Prerequisite Course: ENGL 0040 (minimum grade of C-); OR qualifying placement test score

SPAN 1020 - Beginning Spanish II

SPAN1020 is a continuation of SPAN 1010 with more advanced practice in listening, reading, speaking (spoken presentations as well as interpersonal exchanges), and writing with an emphasis on practical Spanish. Course includes introduction to Hispanic culture on selected topics. Prerequisite: Two years of high school Spanish or SPAN 1010 (C or above). This course is not intended for native speakers of Spanish. Semesters Available: Day-Sp

Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 3
Required Prerequisite Course: Take SPAN 1010; Minimum Grade C;

ENGL 2070 - American Literature II

American Literature II is a survey course that examines the development of American literature in English from the mid-nineteenth century to the present. Through the use of selected texts, students will become familiar with key authors and works that represent American literature in English and the multiple voices within it. As a survey course, American Literature II is designed to provide students with a foundational understanding of the historical and cultural conditions that influenced the development and formation of American literature. This course will provide the necessary background for a more in-depth understanding of and appreciation for American literature not covered in the course, and it will prepare students for more advanced study of literature in general. TAG # OAH054

Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 3
Required Prerequisite Course: Take ENGL 1030; Minimum Grade C-

ENGL 2090 - Introduction to Fiction

Introduction to Fiction is a survey course that introduces students to fiction, both the short story and the novel. Students will study the various modes of storytelling, from the historical context to the elements of fiction, through works by major authors from America and around the world. This course will allow students to gain a greater understanding of fiction than available in multi-genre literature courses through the study of the novel and investigation of major authors through readings in the texts. Students will also be introduced to a variety of critical approaches as lenses through which they can view works of fiction.

Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 3
Required Prerequisite Course: Take ENGL 1010 with a minimum grade of C-

Total Credit Hours: 62