Associate of Arts

Education

The Associate of Arts (AA) degree in Elementary Education (EDU) serves two professional outcomes.  First, the degree meets the requirements for the first two years of a four-year teacher preparation program. Aligning closely with Montana’s University System requirements.  The FPCC plan of study provides students with equivalent credit transfer to colleges within Montana’s University System, but strongly advises students to consult their preferred transfer-university’s catalog. Second, students with an AA in Education qualify for positions as teaching aids, paraprofessionals or teaching assistants in the public elementary schools, Head Starts and child care facilities.

  • Identify historical trends in education
  • Apply educational theories to modern education
  • Demonstrate educational technology found in today’s classrooms
  • Observe and record educational practices in local public-school classrooms
General Education Requirements
Credits
Core I Communications 9
Core II Mathematics and Science (BOIB160 and M 121) 8
Core III Arts and Humanities (LIT 110) 6
Core IV Social Sciences (PSYX 100 & PSCI 210) 7
Core V Native American Studies (NASX 105) 3
Core VI Computer Technology (CAPP 131) 3
Core VII Health (HTH 110) 3
Total General Education credits required for degree 39
Program of Study
Credits
EDU 201 Introduction to Education with Field Experience 3
EDU 225 Introduction to Educational Psychology 3
EDU 270 Instructional Technologies 3
HSTA 255 Montana History 3
M 130 Mathematics for Elementary Teachers I 4
M 131 Mathematics for Elementary Teachers II 4
PHSX 105 Fundamentals of Physical Science 4
PSYX 230 Developmental Psychology 3
Total Program of Study credits required for degree 27
Total credits required for degree 66

*Due to the small number of students in FPCC programs, numbers have been withheld to preserve Fort Peck Community College students’ confidentiality.