Jun 22, 2018  
2017-2018 Academic Catalog 
    
2017-2018 Academic Catalog

Middle Level Education, Associate of Science


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The Associate of Science in Education is a transfer degree for the student who plans to obtain a Mid-level (4-8) teaching degree from Arkansas Tech University or Arkansas State University in Mountain Home. Northark has agreements with these two colleges to offer students seamless options for transfer to junior/senior level courses required to ultimately obtain a bachelor’s degree in teaching. Since ATU and ASUMH have variations in required courses for these degree options, students should work closely with a Northark advisor in order to complete specific courses needed for a smooth transition to the junior level at either college.

Major Code: 0050-03
Advising: JoAnn Walden, (870) 391-3346, jwalden@northark.edu
                 Advising Center: M184, South Campus, (870) 391-3115

The My Academic Plan (MAP) serves as a guideline to graduate in four semesters. The Key Milestones/Prerequisites listed for each semester highlight significant achievements that must be completed in the degree track. Students who do not follow the four-semester plan and/or who do not complete identified milestones may jeopardize their financial aid (if applicable) and/or delay graduation.

Academic Preparedness

Northark recognizes the important connection between student success and academic preparedness. Students may be required to complete one or more of the following courses before enrolling in college level courses. Summer and/or intercession courses may be required to graduate within four semesters. Developmental course credits earned do not count towards degree completion requirements.

**A course can only be used once**

Associate of Science in Education


The Associate of Science in Education is a transfer degree for the student who plans to obtain an Elementary (K-6) or Mid-level (4-8) teaching degree from Arkansas Tech University or Arkansas State University in Mountain Home. Northark has agreements with these two colleges to offer students seamless options for transfer from this ASE into Junior/Senior level courses required to ultimately obtain a bachelor’s degree in teaching. Because ATU and ASUMH have variations in required courses for these degree options, students should work closely with a Northark advisor and with Northark’s Coordinator of Education Programs (JoAnn Walden) to follow the prescribed selection of courses, and other requirements, needed for transfer into a bachelor’s program.

Total Credits: 16


Total Credits: 16


Semester 3


Total Credits: 15-17


Semester 4


Total Credits: 15-18


Grand Total Credits: 62-67


These courses will transfer to many colleges and universities. The following presumes transfer to frequently selected institutions; Arkansas Tech University (ATU), University of Arkansas Fayetteville (UA), or Arkansas State University, Jonesboro (ASU). Please check with your advisor for more information.

Directed Electives


Arkansas Tech University (ATU)


Select Two Concentration (Specialty) Areas:


English/Language Arts - 12 hours

Composition I *
Composition II *
Creative Writing
American Literature

Math - 15 hours

College Algebra *
Number Systems I *
Number Systems II
Trigonometry
Introduction to Statistics

Social Studies - 21 hours

Principles of Economics
Geography of the World
World Civilization I *
World Civilization II *
US History I *
Arkansas History *
American Government *

Science - 16 hours

Intro to Biology *
Anatomy and Physiology
General Geology
Physical Science with lab *
Physics

* Included in the General Education Courses

Arkansas State University, Jonesboro, meeting at ASU, Mountain Home (ASU)


Select Two Concentration (Specialty) Areas:


English/Language Arts - 12 hours

Composition I *
Composition II *
American Literature I or II, World Literature I or World Literature II

Math - 12 hours

College Algebra *
Number systems I
Number Systems II
Survey of Calculus

Social Studies - 15 hours

Principles of Macroeconomics or Principles of Macroeconomics
Geography of the World
World Civilization I * or World Civilization II *
US History I * or US History II *
Arkansas History *
American Government *

Science - 12 hours

Intro to Biology *
Physical Science with lab *
Geology or Astronomy

* Included in the General Education Courses

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