Feb 08, 2023  
2022-2023 College Catalog 
  
2022-2023 College Catalog

Elementary/Secondary Education Option, A.A. - Liberal Arts


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The elementary/secondary option is designed for students interested in pursuing a bachelor’s degree with teacher certification. The program is based on New Jersey teacher certification regulations and emulates the freshman and sophomore curriculum in four-year institutions, enabling student transfer to four-year institutions.

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

  • Demonstrate an understanding of child growth and development and relate it to learning opportunities in all domains of development.
  • Display an awareness and appreciation for diversity and multi-culturalism and the interrelationship between families, school, and society.
  • Reflect on the multifaceted roles of a teacher and the principles and practices involved in teaching.

First Year


Fall Semester


Total Semester Hours: 15


Winter Session


Spring Semester


  • Credits: 3
  • GHMN 000 - Humanities Gen Ed Requirement Credits: 3
  • LSCI 000 - Science Gen Ed Requirement Credits: 4
  • GSOC 000 - Social Science Gen Ed Requirement Credits: 3
  • EDUC 000 - Program Requirement Credits: 3

Total Semester Hours: 16


Summer Session


Second Year


Fall Semester


Total Semester Hours: 16


Winter Session


Spring Semester


Total Semester Hours: 13


Summer Session


Total Program Hours: 60


Philosophy General Education Courses (Recommended)


Recommended courses listed below but student can also choose from the list of approved Philosophy General Education  courses in the College catalog.

Humanities & Technology General Education Courses


Choose from the list of approved courses  in the College catalog.

Science General Education Courses (Recommended)


Choose from the list of approved Science General Education  courses in the College catalog.

History General Education Courses


Choose from the list of approved History General Education  courses in the College catalog. Must choose a level I & II sequence.

Social Science General Education Courses (Recommended)


Recommended courses listed below but student can also choose from the list of approved Social Science General Education  courses in the College catalog.

Developmental Courses


Sussex has embraced a practice of directed self-choice whereby students are encouraged, through guided conversations with an advisor, to best determine their readiness for this course. Students should be aware that Developmental Studies  exist and are available to help strengthen skills and encourage success. Pursuing testing and/or developmental courses is entirely up to the student. Further, testing, though providing a valuable reference point for reflection, does not create for the student an obligation to follow Accuplacer recommendations. 

The exception to this is where students seek enrollment in higher-level math courses. Students wishing to enroll in the following math courses are required to take and adhere to placement guidance from, the Advanced Algebra and Functions test, as part of Accuplacer, through the college’s testing center, for admission into any of the following courses: MATH 110, MATH 112, and MATH 113. Please note, courses in other disciplines may also require advanced mathematics placement. Students should check with their advisor. 

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