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Associate Degree in Education

Delaware County Community College (DCCC)
Associate's degree
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Program description

Associate Degree in Education

The Education curriculum was developed to meet the needs of current and prospective students interested in transferring to a four-year institution for the purpose of receiving a PA Public School Teacher's Certification. This degree is designed to transfer to middle grades, secondary education, special education, or other four year certification degree programs. Among colleges and universities there are variances within the first two years at some schools contingent upon the area of PA Public School Certification pursued. Additionally, each of these areas of certification involves different course selections. All of these conditions necessitate working closely with a transfer counselor in the Career and Counseling Center to ensure a seamless transfer process to a four-year institution.

All students will be required to have Pennsylvania Child Abuse Clearance, Pennsylvania Criminal Clearance, FBI clearance and documentation of current immunizations and TB screening. The background checks should be acquired prior to starting coursework.

Program content

First Semester

  • English Composition I
  • General Psychology


  • Any transferable Scientific Inquiry (SI) designated science course
  • Any transferable Quantitative Reasoning (QR) designated MAT course
  • Open Elective

Second Semester

  • English Composition II: Writing About Literature


  • History Elective
  • Mathematics Elective (MAT 120 or higher, but not MAT 128)
  • Humanities Elective
  • Open Elective

Third Semester

  • Teaching with Technology
  • Introduction to Special Education
  • Educational Psychology
  • Adolescent Psychology


  • Social Science Elective
  • Education Elective or Open Elective

Fourth Semester

  • Public Speaking


  • Literature Elective
  • Laboratory Science Elective
  • Open Elective
  • Education Elective or Open Elective

Scholarships & funding

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Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students should be able to:

  • Comprehend the practical aspects of education, including governance, politics, funding, history, law, psychology, and philosophical and societal effects.
  • Understand the diversity of students and student needs (educational, social, cultural, behavioral, academic) and the responsibility of a classroom teacher to meet these needs.
  • Develop the ability to evaluate, analyze, and synthesize ideas from a variety of sources and formulate a preventative model of classroom management.
  • Identify various elements, methods, and resources of effective teaching and learning and utilize them in planning instruction.
  • Understand the role that assessment plays in instruction.
  • Evaluate appropriate resources to plan instruction based on students’ needs.
  • Develop an understanding of teaching as a career choice, including job requirements, responsibilities, advantages and disadvantages.

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About this institute

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Delaware County Community College (DCCC)

Delaware County Community College (DCCC) is a public two-year college in Media, Pennsylvania, with a current enrollment of 12,500 students (including 200 international students from over 50 countries). Offering over 40 degree programs, students can complete a two-year associate degree...

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Contact info

Delaware County Community College (DCCC)

901 S. Media Line Rd
PA 19063 Media Pennsylvania
United States of America

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