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B.S. AREA: ELEMENTARY EDUCATION

Effective Date: 7/1/2017 - 6/30/2018

Completion of the following curriculum will satisfy the requirements for an Associate in Arts degree at KCTCS and related baccalaureate B.S. AREA: ELEMENTARY EDUCATION degree at Murray State University. This pathway meets the general education, pre-major, and program requirements.

The suggested courses in this pathway leads to an Associate and Baccalaureate major. The course recommendations for the first two years are required for the Baccalaureate degree, but also apply to the associate degree. The completion of these courses will enable a student to move efficiently into the last two years of the baccalaureate program.

It is important to discuss revisions to the plan, graduation requirements, entrance requirements, and other important program requirements with your advisor. Students who complete the associate degree in this pathway are guaranteed acceptance into the pathway as stated, unless otherwise noted on the pathway.

Sample 1st & 2nd Year Progression


Semester 1Credit Hours
ENG 101 (3) 3
COM 181 (3) 3
MAT 150 (3) 3
AST 191 (3) 3
AST 195 Lab (1) 1
EDU 201 (3) 3
Total Credit Hours16
Semester 2Credit Hours
ENG 102 (3) 3
POL 101 (3) 3
BIO 112 (3) 3
BIO 113 Lab (1) 1
EDU 204 (3) 3
EDP 202 (3) 3
Total Credit Hours16

Semester 3Credit Hours
HIS 108 (3) 3
PSY 110 (3) 3
GEO 152 (3) 3
MAT 205 (3) 3
MUS 100 (3) 3
Total Credit Hours15
Semester 4Credit Hours
ENG 161 (3) 3
HIS 109 (3) 3
MAT 206 (3) 3
COM 252 (3) 3
MUS 223 (3) 3
Total Credit Hours15

Additional KCTCS Graduation Requirements


1. Completion of minimum of 60 credit hours,
2. Minimum cumulative 2.0 GPA,
3. Minimum of 15 credit hours earned at the institution awarding the degree,
4. Cultural studies course, (Refer to the KCTCS catalog.)
5. Demonstration of computer/digital literacy, (Refer to the KCTCS catalog.)
6. One science course must include a laboratory experience, and
7. Two disciplines must be represented in Social & Behavioral Science courses and must be different than those in the Heritage and Humanities categories.

Sample 3rd & 4th Year Progression


Semester 5Credit Hours
ELE 304 (3) 3
ELE 310 (3) 3
ELE 383 (3) 3
ELE 390 (3) 3
ART 343 (3) 3
EDU 303 (3) 3
Total Credit Hours18
Semester 6Credit Hours
SED 300 (3) 3
ELE 305 (3) 3
REA 306 (3) 3
ELE 307 (3) 3
ELE 311 (3) 3
Total Credit Hours15

Semester 7Credit Hours
EDU 403 (2) 2
ELE 401 (3) 3
ELE 402 (3) 3
REA 412 (3) 3
ELE 400 (3) 3
Total Credit Hours14
Semester 8Credit Hours
ELE 421 (7-14) 14
ERA 487 (0) 0
Total Credit Hours14

Program Notes

Earn an overall undergraduate GPA of greater than or equal to 2.75 on a 4.0 scale at the point of admission to Teacher Education.

ENG 101, 102, 104 or 105 with a "B" or higher
MAT 117 (or higher level math) with a "B" or higher
COM 161 or HON 165 with a "B" or higher
EDU 103 with a "B" or higher


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