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2022 - 2023 Cowley College Academic Catalog 
2022 - 2023 Cowley College Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Education/Secondary (General) Transfer Pathway (AA)

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To teach in a Kansas public school (grades 6-12); teachers must be certified by the State of Kansas upon completion of a four-year degree. Since secondary education is not a major at the baccalaureate level, students need to select a major and a teaching minor from among those disciplines taught in high schools. Since admission to secondary education is competitive, completion of these courses alone does not guarantee admission. A minimum grade point average determined by the transfer institution and passage of a basic skills test are required for program admission.

Students interested in secondary education as a four-year major are encouraged to complete an associate degree prior to transfer. These course recommendations are intended for students who are undecided about a transfer school or secondary (9th - 12th grade) content area of study.  Students who have a specific discipline in mind can check the course outlines under the Education/Secondary (Specific Discipline) Transfer Pathways (AA)   area in the catalog.

Students who have selected a transfer school should consult the catalog of that school for requirements appropriate to the first two years of study. College catalogs and transfer guides for many four-year colleges are available through Enrollment Services.

Symbol(s) Translation:

(T►) - Kansas Regents System Wide Transfer Course 
($) - Special Funding Identifier 

Pathway Code: EDUS

General Education Requirements (38 hours)

Basic Skills (12 hours)

Computer Literacy (3 hours)

Humanities (9 hours)

Complete courses from 3 Different Departments. The following are the recommended electives for this pathway:

Social Sciences (9 hours)

Complete courses from 3 Different Departments. Refer to transfer needs. The following are the recommended electives for this pathway:

Laboratory Sciences (5 hours)

Students interested in a secondary education field with a Science focus should enroll in General Biology I their first semester. Math Majors should enroll in Physical Science PHS4511 or General Chemistry CHM4211. 

Pathway Electives (24 hours)*

The Associate of Arts degree requires a minimum of 24 hours of Pathway Electives. Students should work with their advisor and transfer institution to determine the most appropriate courses to complete within this block.

Students and advisors should refer to content specific plan for transfer needs.

In addition to the recommended transfer electives, PSY6720 - First Year Experience (FYE) is highly recommended as an elective for students enrolled in this pathway.

Minimum Hours for a Degree 62*

*A minimum of 62 hours is required to earn a Cowley degree; however additional credit hours may be outlined on the transfer pathway to meet the program requirements for a transfer institution. 

Depending on skill level and assessment scores, students may be required to take the necessary basic skill or prerequisite courses prior to enrolling in the program courses.

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