General Studies AS (Transfer)
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General Studies

Associate of Science

SPECIALIZATION 
Elementary Education 

PURPOSE: The Associate of Science degree in General Studies is a flexible degree that allows students to design a curriculum that meets particular transfer objectives that are not fulfilled by existing Reynolds transfer programs. The program consists of 46 credits of general education coursework and 15 additional credits that may be selected in consultation with an advisor to ensure they will be accepted for the preferred program at the four-year institution to which students plan to transfer.  

TRANSFER INFORMATION : The AS in General Studies is designed to provide transfer paths that will match the requirements of senior institutions (four-year colleges and universities). However, these institutions differ in their requirements, so students are recommended to work closely with their advisors for program planning and course scheduling. The responsibility for appropriate course selection rests with the student, and electives should be chosen to meet the requirements of the transfer institution.  

THE ELEMENTARY EDUCATION SPECIALIZATION : The Elementary Education Specialization prepares students to transfer to a four-year college and major in elementary education (kindergarten - 6th grade). This degree is not intended for students who want to teach special education, physical education, health, art, theatre or music. If you are interested in one of the other options, contact your advisor or Advising@Reynolds.edu.  

PROGRAM OUTCOMES: 

Graduates of the program will be able to

  1. Demonstrate critical thinking strategies by comprehensively exploring issues, ideas, artifacts, and events before accepting or formulating an opinion or conclusion;
  2. Demonstrate an understanding of human diversity and an awareness of global issues through analysis of art, history, culture, geography, and economics;  
  3. Interpret key concepts in social sciences and liberal arts;
  4. Use quantitative skills to solve problems and interpret data;
  5. Apply the basic principles of scientific inquiry;
  6. Demonstrate when there is a need for information, and identify, locate, evaluate, and effectively and responsibly use and share that information for the problem at hand;
  7. Effectively communicate in writing to diverse audiences and for a variety of purposes; and
  8. Work independently and in teams to complete tasks. 

Students from the AS in General Studies degree will be able to transfer into a wide variety of majors at senior institutions including, but not limited to, the following:

Business  Human Services
Communications Journalism
Economics  Political Science
Education Pre-law
Humanities Psychology

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS: General college curricular admission 

COMPUTER COMPETENCY REQUIREMENT: Students in this program will meet the college’s computer competency requirement by successfully completing ITE 115 or CSC 155. Students can also meet this requirement by passing the college’s computer competency exam, administered in the testing centers on each campus, in which case they will receive college credit for ITE 115 or CSC 155. Students not passing the computer competency exam may retake the exam only once. 

Order

Course

Title

Credits

1

SDV 100 College Success Skills 1

2

ENG 1111 College Composition I 3

3

ITE 115
or
CSC 155
Computer Literacy Elective 3

4

CST 100
or
CST 1102
Principles of Public Speaking
or
Introduction to Communication
3

5

MTH 154
or
MTH 161
Quantitative Reasoning
or
Precalculus I
3

6

______3 Approved Laboratory Science Elective 4

7

ENG 112 College Composition II 3

8

______4 Approved Transfer Elective 3

9

______5 Personal Wellness Elective 1

10

______6 History Elective 3

11

MTH 245
or
MTH 2617
Statistics I
or
Applied Calculus I
3

12

______8 English Literature Elective 3

13

______ Social/Behavioral Science Elective 3

14

______ Social/Behavioral Science Elective 3

15

______9 Approved Transfer Elective 3

16

______10 Approved Laboratory Science Elective 4

17

______11 Approved Transfer Elective 3

18

______12 Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3

19

______13 Approved Transfer Elective 3

20

______ Social/Behavioral Science Elective 3

21

______14 Approved Transfer Elective 3

TOTAL

General Studies Associate of Science

61

 

CURRICULUM:  
General Studies Associate of Science Degree with 

Elementary Education Specialization  

ORDER

COURSE

TITLE

Credits

1

SDV 101

Orientation to Teacher Preparation

1

2

ENG 111 College Composition I

3

3

ITE 115
or
CSC 155
Computer Literacy Elective

3

4

CHD 210
or
GEO 210
Introduction to Exceptional Children
or
People and Land Introduction to Cultural Geography

3

5

MTH 154
or
MTH 161
Quantitative Reasoning or Precalculus I

3

6

Approved Lab Science

 

4

7

ENG 112 College Composition II

3

8

EDU 200 Introduction to Teaching as a Profession

3

9

Personal Wellness Elective

 

1

10

History Elective

 

3

11

MTH 245

or

MTH 261
Statistics I or Applied Calculus I

3

12

English Literature Elective

 

3

13

Social/Behavioral Science Elective

 

3

14

Social/Behavioral Science Elective

 

3

15

Approved Transfer Elective

 

3

16

Approved Lab Science Elective

 

4

17

Approved Transfer Elective

 

3

18

ART 100
or
ART 102
or
PHI 111
or
REL 231
or
CHD 145
Art Appreciation
or
History and Appreciation of Art II
or
Logic I
or
Religions of the World I
or
Teaching Art, Music, and Movement to Children

3

19

Approved Transfer Elective

 

3

20

Social/Behavioral Science Elective

 

3

21

BIO 106
or
BIO 101
Life Science
or
General Biology I

4

 TOTAL

 Credits for AS Degree

62

 

10.05.21

There are numerous ENG 111 + EDE 011 6-credit cohorts where students are enrolled in both courses at the same time.  These cohorts are offered at various campuses.

Some classes offered via hybrid class.  Check specific schedule for further information. 

3  For approved Laboratory Science Electives, please see the General Education Electives section of the catalog. 

For approved Transfer Electives, please see the General Education Electives section of the catalog. 

5  For Personal Wellness Electives, please see the General Education Electives section of the catalog.  Some classes offered via hybrid class.  Check specific schedule for further information. 

6  Any History course will satisfy this requirement. 

7  Some classes offered via hybrid class.  Check specific schedule for further information. 

8  English Literature Elective - Some classes offered via hybrid class.  Check specific schedule for further information. 

For approved Transfer Electives, please see the General Education Electives section of the catalog. 

10 Approved Laboratory Science Electives - Some classes offered via hybrid class.  Check specific schedule for further information.

11 For approved Transfer Electives, please see the General Education Electives section of the catalog.

12 For approved Humanities/Fine Arts Electives, please see the General Education Electives section of the catalog.

13 For approved Transfer Electives, please see the General Education Electives section of the catalog.

14 For approved Transfer Electives, please see the General Education Electives section of the catalog.