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Connected Degree

Elementary Education

to Elementary Education (K-6)

An opportunity to gain an associate degree from Delaware Tech and a bachelor's degree from Delaware State University.

YOUR PATH TO A BACHELOR'S DEGREE

Delaware Tech has established agreements with four-year colleges and universities that connect Delaware Tech associate degree programs with bachelor's degree programs to create smooth transfer opportunities for you. These Connected Degree programs enable you to complete your associate degree and then transfer to a four-year degree program as a junior.

THE CONNECTED DEGREE 2 + 2 CURRICULUM

Delaware Tech's associate degree program in Elementary Education prepares students to transfer to a four-year college or university to complete their bachelor's degree and become certified to teach in an elementary school. Graduates of this option are prepared to enter the workforce immediately as a paraeducator (instructional assistant) in a school setting or they may choose to continue their education and prepare to become a K-6 grade elementary school teacher. Delaware State University's NCATE-accredited Elementary Education program prepares teachers to work with young children in public, private, and charter school systems. The program provides outstanding career preparation for K-6 teachers. Students learn to teach all academic subjects, with extra emphasis on literacy and multicultural/multiethnic classrooms. The program emphasizes direct, hands-on experience in real-world classrooms and incorporates the most current theories in learning, assessment, and child development.

VALUE FOR YOU

By completing your associate degree at Delaware Tech, you'll receive excellent instruction in small classes at a campus close to home. Delaware Tech's affordable tuition can reduce the overall cost of your college education, making the completion of your bachelor's degree more manageable.

MAKING THE CONNECTION

Refer to the Connected Degree curriculum (on the reverse side of this page) for the sequence of courses needed to complete this program. Call Delaware Tech and let us help you follow the path to your bachelor's degree.

CONNECTED DEGREE CURRICULUM

Suggested Course Sequence

ASSOCIATE DEGREE
Elementary Education
DELAWARE TECHNICAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE
BACHELOR'S DEGREE
Elementary Education (K-6)
DELAWARE STATE UNIVERSITY
First SemesterCR
EDC150Issues in Elementary Education3
ENG121Composition3
HIS111U. S. History: Pre-Civil War*3
PSY121General Psychology3
SPA136Spanish Communication I4
 16
Second Semester
CHM101Introduction to Chemistry1
EDC120Foundations of Literacy3
ENG122Technical Writing-Comm3
PHY111Conceptual Physics4
SPA137Spanish Communication II4
 15
Third Semester
CIS107Intro to Computers/Application3
MAT201Mathematics for Teachers I4
 7
Fourth Semester
BIO140General Biology4
EDC220Parent/Family/School Interact3
EDC230Children's Literature3
MAT202Mathematics for Teachers II4
PSY125Child Development*3
 17
Fifth Semester
ECE233Exceptional Child3
EDC211Classroom Management3
ENG124Oral Communications3
MAT203Math for Teachers III4
VSC131Art History I or3
VSC132Art History II3
 16
Sixth SemesterCR
01201World Literature I or3
01205African-American Literature I3
05201Art Education: Theory & Practice or3
06201Integrating Music in the Elementary School3
16100Lifetime Fitness & Wellness2
27207Earth/Space Science3
12207Life Span Development3
12306Methods of Teaching Math in Elementary and Middle School3
 17
Seventh Semester
01202World Literature II or3
01206African-American Literature II3
12257Motor Development/Movement Education for Children3
12303Teaching of Social Studies3
12318Multicultural Education or3
31395Global Societies3
12357Effective Teaching Skills and Classroom Management4
12344Instructional Technology in Education3
 19
Eighth Semester
12331Methods of Teaching Science in Elementary and Middle School3
12409Methods of Teaching Students with Exceptional Learning Needs3
12416Analysis of Student Teaching1
12418Integrating Reading Methods Through Elementary Practicum3
12423Assessment Strategies3
32201World Regional Geography3
 16
Ninth Semester
12400Student Teaching12
 12
*Students planning to transfer to DSU should take this course.Passage of PRAXIS I is required prior to taking methods courses. Passage of PRAXIS II is required prior to student teaching.
Some courses are available in accelerated, evening format to accommodate working adults. Passage of the PRAXIS I is required for admission to the DSU Teacher Education Program. RDG 120, Critical Reading and Thinking, is a required DTCC course unless the student is exempt. Course offerings by semester may vary. See your advisor.
For more information contact:
Delaware Tech
Dover, Delaware: (302) 857-1743 Georgetown, Delaware: (302) 259-6570 Wilmington, Delaware: (302) 434-5571
Delaware State University
Dover, Delaware: (302) 857-6738/(302) 857-7036 Georgetown, Delaware: (302) 856-5937 Wilmington, Delaware: (302) 254-5334
This articulation agreement is subject to change based on Delaware Tech and senior institution curriculum changes. 6/2011