Secondary Education AA

The Secondary Education AA degree program prepares students to transfer into a Secondary Education, Grades 7-12, program at a four-year college that, with passing scores on required state tests, will lead to certification in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Students take several required education courses along with general education courses and are encouraged to choose a content area of academic focus. Prior to course selection, students meet with advisors to discuss transfer options to ensure that they select courses that are appropriate for their transfer institution.

Career Pathway


Upon successful completion of this program, graduates will be able to:

  • Integrate the roles, responsibilities and characteristics of successful teachers into a personal educational philosophy.
  • Apply instructional strategies that effectively integrate technology use in the classroom.
  • Determine the challenges that students from diverse communities and families may face and the teacher’s role in supporting all students in the classroom.
  • Differentiate instruction for students that have special learning, physical or language differences.



EDU 100 Introduction to Education 3
EDU 213 Introduction to Special Education 3
HIS 205 United States History 3
MAT Elective Core Goal 3: Quantitative Skills 3
ENG 101
(15 credit hours)
English Composition I 3


EDU 120 Teaching with Technology 3
PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology 3
ENG 102 English Composition II 3
SPC 120 Public Speaking 3
MAT Elective
(15 credit hours)
Core Goal 3: Quantitative Skills* 3


LIT elective Literature elective * 3
Elective Elective** 3
PSY 204 Adolescent Psychology 3
EDU 240 English Language Learners 3
ESW Elective
(15 credit hours)
Core Goal 10: Exercise and Health Sciences 3


Lab Sci. Elective Core Goal 8: Physical & Life Sciences * 4
Arts/Hum Elective Core Goal 7: Aesthetic Sensibility & the Arts * 3
Elective Elective ** 3
PSY 210 Educational Psychology 3
(16 credit hours)
Elective ** 3

Total Semester Credit Hours:  61

*Choose elective according to MCCC Core requirement and Transfer Institution requirements

**Consider content focus and Transfer Institution requirements

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Modified on: 3/12/15