Associate of Arts in Teaching Graduation Requirements

General Education Requirements

General Education studies at St. Charles Community College guide students into a deeper understanding of themselves and of their responsibilities as citizens, and they provide the knowledge and skills on which to build a richer appreciation of their world.

NOTE: The courses below meet the general education requirements* for SCC and the state of Missouri. This sequence of courses is for the students who wish to transfer to a 4-year institution and have met their general education requirements. To obtain the Associate of Arts degree from SCC, students must also meet the Institutional Requirements outlined below.

* Some academic programs may require a specific course within a discipline. Please see the Degrees and Certificates section for details. Check with academic advising for transfer institution-specific requirements.

SCC Institutional Requirements

  • Students enrolled in any course that requires contact with P-12 students will be required to sign permission for and pay for a criminal background check.
  • Students must achieve a minimum GPA if 2.5, including a C or better in each EDU class.
  • Students must achieve a minimum score of 235 on each section of the C-BASE.
  • A minimum of 15 credit hours must be completed at SCC.
COMMUNICATIONS To develop students' effective use of the English language and quantitative and other symbolic systems essential to their success in school and in the world. Students should be able to read and listen critically and to write and speak with thoughtfulness, clarity, coherence, and persuasiveness. 9 ENG 101, 102


SOCIAL SCIENCES To develop students' understanding of themselves and the world around them through study of content and the processes used by historians and social and behavioral scientists to discover, describe, explain, and predict human behavior and social systems. Students must understand the diversities and complexities of the cultural and social world, past and present, and come to an informed sense of self and others. (Students must fulfill the state statute requirements for the United States and Missouri Constitutions.) 9 PSY101

POL 101

One Course from Group 1:

HIS 101, 102, 115

HUMANITIES To develop students' understanding of the ways in which humans have addressed their condition through imaginative work in the humanities and fine arts; to deepen their understanding of how that imaginative process is informed and limited by social, cultural, linguistic, and historical circumstances; and to appreciate the world of the creative imagination as a form of knowledge. 9 One Course from Group I:

EDU 242, 246

ART 101, 150, 151, 160, 170

MUS 110, 111, 112, 113, 114, 229, 230, 231, 232, 235

THE 122, 123, 124, 229, 230

One Course from Group II:

EDU 125, 225

Any Foreign Language

One Additional Course from Group I or II

To develop students' abilities to understand the moral and ethical values of a diverse society and to understand that many courses of action are guided by value judgments about the way things ought to be. Students should be able to make informed decisions through identifying personal values and the values of others and through understanding how such values develop. They should be able to analyze the ethical implications of choices made on the basis of these values. 3

One Course from:
ANT 102, GEO 100, 101, 102
102, 103,151,161, 171,201, 202, 220, or POL 220, 224, BUS 105, or CPT 105; BUS 255, ESL 107, 108 GEO 100(will be required for state certification), 101, 102, HIS 145, 146, 160, 201, 240 LIT 200, 241, or SOC 241 LIT 270, 271, 272, 273, 275, MUS 111, 235 PHL 201,POL 201, 210, 255, SPE 215,
Any Foreign Language,
Any GLC or GLS

MATHEMATICS To develop students' understanding of fundamental mathematical concepts and their applications. Students should develop a level of quantitative literacy that would enable them to make decisions and solve problems and which could serve as a basis for continued learning. 3-4 MAT 160
NATURAL SCIENCE To develop students' understanding of the principles and laboratory procedures of life and physical sciences and to cultivate their abilities to apply the empirical methods of scientific inquiry. Students should understand how scientific discovery changes theoretical views of the world, informs our imaginations, and shapes human history. Students should also understand that science is shaped by historical and social contexts. 8 BIO 100, 101/103, 105 /106, or 150
110/113, 120/121, 122, 125/127,  or 160
(105/106 suggested)

One Course From Group II:

CHM 101/103, 110/113 or 115

111/113, 125/127, 130/131, 150/153,
225/227, 240/243

Elementary: Include two labs with corresponding lecture
Secondary: Include at least one lab with corresponding lecture.

CAPSTONE To assess acquisition of knowledge and skills.   Pass all areas of C-BASE test

Higher-Order Thinking. To develop students' ability to distinguish among opinions, facts, and inferences; to identify underlying or implicit assumptions; to make informed judgments; and to solve problems by applying evaluative standards.

Managing Information. To develop students' abilities to locate, organize, store, retrieve, evaluate, synthesize, and annotate information from print, electronic and other sources in preparation for solving problems and making informed or GLS.