Long to teach high school but lack the time or resources to go directly into a four-year education program? With our Secondary Education associate degree you can save money while earning transferrable credits for a bachelor's degree in teaching. 

Program outcomes
  • 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.

Prior to selecting your courses, you will meet with an advisor to determine which classes transfer to your preferred four-year college; you'll choose your classes based upon those transfer requirements. As your studies at Montco progress, you will be encouraged to choose an academic content area—English, Mathematics and so on—to teach. Everything you and we do is done to prepare you for a gratifying career as a high school teacher.

Clearances for Education Courses

In order for you to participate in certain education courses and to observe classrooms, tutor students, etc., you will need to have background checks done. So that you have your clearances when classes begin, you should apply early for these screenings.


Program Curriculum

General Education Requirements
ENG 101 English Composition I 3
ENG 102 English Composition II 3
HIS 203 or HIS 205 History of the U.S. to 1877 or History of the U.S. from 1877 3
Electives Quantitative Reasoning Electives (choose two - student may not take ACC 110, MAT 103 or MAT 104 to fulfill this requirement) 6
CMS 110 or CMS 120 Speech Communication or Public Speaking 3
PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology 3
Elective Aesthetic Sensibility Elective 3
Elective Scientific Reasoning Elective 4


Major Requirements
EDU 100 Introduction to Education** 3
EDU 120 Teaching with Technology 3
EDU 213 Working with Children with Special Needs 3
EDU 240 Teaching English Language Learners 3
PSY 204 Adolescent Psychology 3
PSY 210 Educational Psychology 3


Electives* Electives* 15
Total Program Credits: 61-63

*Elective should be based on concentration (s) and transfer institution.

**Check for Required Clearances for Education Courses.