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Teacher Preparation Concentration
The Teacher Preparation Concentration is a thirty-seven (37) semester hour program designed to aid students in completing an Associate of Arts degree at Oakton and transferring into a College of Education at a four-year institution to major in elementary or secondary education. The program presents a cross-disciplinary approach that allows students to begin to explore the field of teaching within a diverse, global context.
Many courses in the concentration meet the General Education requirements and have IAI transfer codes. In addition, education major courses are included that will transfer to four-year institutions. Students should consult with the program coordinator to determine articulation to specific transfer institutions. For Early Childhood Education, follow the Associate of Arts in Teaching (A.A.T.) Degree - Early Childhood.
Students meeting the concentration requirements will have a notation added to their transcript indicating successful completion. To receive this designation, students must complete a Teacher Preparation Concentration Completion form and meet with the coordinator.
Teacher Preparation Concentration Requirements
Understanding Teaching and the Education Major – 10 credits
- EDN 101 Introduction to Education, 3 credits
- EDN 104 Pre-Clinical Observation in Education, 1 credit
- EDN 210 Technology in Education, 3 credits
- PHL 106 Ethics (IAI H4 904), 3 credits
Understanding Today’s Student – 15 credits
- PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology (IAI S6 900), 3 credits
- PSY 201 Educational Psychology, 3 credits
- EDN 180 Diversity of Schools and Society
SOC 232 Diversity in American Society (IAI S7 903D), 3 credits
- EDN 280 Students with Disabilities in School, 3 credits
One 3-semester credit hour course from the following:
- EGL 224 American Ethnic Literature (IAI H3 910D)
- EGL 225 Women and Literature (IAI H3 911D)
- EGL 226 African-American Literature (IAI H3 910D)
- EGL 227 Introduction to Native American Literature (IAI H3 910D)
- EGL 228 Gender, Identity and Literature (IAI H3 911D)
- EGL 230 Non-Western Literature in English (IAI H3 908N)
Understanding the United States and Our World – 12 credits
- GEG 120 World Regional Geography (IAI S4 900N), 3 credits
- HIS 111 United States History to 1877 (IAI S2 900)
HIS 112 United States History from 1877 (IAI S2 901), 3 credits
- HIS 140 History of Contemporary Non-Western Civilizations
(IAI S2 905N)
SSC 201 Introduction to Global Studies (IAI S9 900), 3 credits
- PSC 101 American Government (IAI S5 900), 3 credits
For more information, contact Katherine Schuster, program coordinator, at 847.376.7118 or firstname.lastname@example.org.