K-12 Education

The Associate in Arts degree in Education is intended for students intending to transfer to a four-year college or university in pursuit of a teaching career.

Bachelor's Degree Option

Did you know Centralia College offers an applied bachelor’s degree in Teacher Education (K-8)? You can apply the Associate in Arts in Education degree for entry into this program. 

The AA Education program is intended for students transferring to a four-year college or university and planning a teaching career.

Degree: Associate in Arts
Emphasis: Education

Notes for Students

  • Requirements of four-year colleges vary greatly, and individual programs need to be coordinated with the institution to which the prospective teacher plans to transfer.
  • Future elementary teachers should also seriously consider involvement in music, art, or drama activities. See your advisor for additional information.
First Year  
Fall Quarter
  • ENGL& 101 English Composition I - 5 credits
  • PSYC& 100 General Psychology - 5 credits
  • Natural Science Distribution - 5 credits
Winter Quarter
  • ENGL& 102 Composition II - 5 credits
  • Education Elective - 5 credits
  • Health and Fitness Distribution - 1 credit
  • Humanities Distribution - 5 credits
Spring Quarter
  • CMST& 220 Public Speaking - 5 credits
  • Health and Fitness Distribution - 1 credit
  • Natural Science Distribution - 5 credits
  • Social Science Distribution - 5 credits
Second Year  
Fall Quarter
  • EDUC& 205 Introduction to Education w/Field Experience - 5 credits
  • Health and Fitness Distribution - 1 credit
  • Quantitative Skills Distribution - 5 credits
  • Natural Science Distribution - 5 credits
Winter Quarter
  • PSYC& 200 Lifespan Psychology - 5 credits
  • Education Elective - 5 credits
  • Humanities Distribution - 5 credits
Spring Quarter
  • EDUC 190 Cooperative Work Experience OR Education Elective - 2 credits
  • Academic Elective - 5 credits
  • Social Science Distribution - 5 credits

Notes: Recommended Education Electives: EDUC& 115, EDUC& 130, EDUC& 204

Teacher Education

Degree: Associate in Arts
Emphasis:
Teacher Education

First Year  
Fall Quarter
  • ENGL& 101 English Composition - 5 credits
  • MATH& 107 Math in Society - 5 credits
  • PE 229 Physical Fitness Concepts - 3 credits
  • PSYC& 100 General Psychology - 5 credits
Winter Quarter
  • CHEM& 121 Introduction to Chemistry - 5 credits
  • ENGL& 102 Composition II - 5 credits
  • NUTR& 101 Nutrition - 5 credits
Spring Quarter
  • BIOL& 170 Human Biology - 5 credits
  • CMST& 220 Public Speaking - 5 credits
  • HLTH 135, 143, or 144 - 2 credits
Second Year  
Fall Quarter
  • BIOL& 241 Human Anatomy & Physiology I - 5 credits
  • HLTH 140 Exercise & Nutrition - 3 credits
  • SOC& 101 Introduction to Sociology - 5 credits
Winter Quarter
  • BIOL& 242 Human Anatomy & Physiology II - 5 credits
  • EDUC& 201 Introduction to Education - 3 credits
  • EDUC 202 Classroom Observation - 2 credits
  • HLTH 130 Health & Wellness - 3 credits
Spring Quarter
  • HLTH 154 First Aid/CPR - 1 credit
  • PSYC& 200 Lifespan Psychology - 5 credits
  • Humanities Distribution - 5 credits
  • Social Science Distribution - 5 credits

CONTACT

Connie Smejkal
Dean of Instruction – Business, Teacher Education, & Family Development
Office: TEC 114C
360-623-8963
Email Connie Smejkal