The Education option introduces students to educational history and theory, allowing them to complete the first two years of study normally required in elementary or secondary education programs. To become certified teachers, students must transfer to a four-year college or university to earn their baccalaureate teaching credentials.
A minimum GPA of 3.0 is necessary for successful transfer into a four-year Education program.
After completing the Associate in Science of Education degree at Lackawanna College, students will be able to:
- Explain the history, foundational theory, governance, and persistent issues in education, as well as the responsibilities and behaviors of a well-organized and responsible educator
- Define, analyze, differentiate, and create effective assessments that align with objectives; develop methods to evaluate and communicate student strengths and weaknesses; self-assess and reflect for teaching effectiveness; and contribute to current debates in curricular and assessment reform
- Identify and apply knowledge of social, emotional, and physical human development for effective teaching and learning
- Demonstrate application of models, theories, and laws of inclusive education in curriculum and lesson planning; and identify and demonstrate application of assistive technology and NETS standards to enhance teaching and learning
- Explain and demonstrate how educational theory informs practice through the creation and application of developmentally appropriate learning environment and materials
- Differentiate, discuss, and create a classroom management plan with consideration of time management and organization; space, method, and materials adaptations; parent-teacher-school-peer-community connections; student motivation; behavior patterns; and personal philosophy
- Describe and evaluate the process and progress of children’s reading acquisition, including the role literature in cognitive, social, and emotional development
- Establish and implement respectful collaborative relationships among family, school, peers, community, and media through the design of an individualized outreach program; identify the importance of maintaining these connections; and collect supportive resources for appropriate future referrals
- Participate in level I and II field observation to analyze and apply program level objectives
This degree is offered at the Towanda Center.