Elementary Education Foundations (AS)
The Associate of Science degree in Elementary Education Foundations prepares students for a major in Elementary Education at a four-year college or university. It also is excellent preparation for students who wish to work as paraprofessionals or educational assistants in an elementary classroom.
This degree incorporates all Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC) goals. The degree also includes the requirements for entrance into third-year courses in many other four-year or private schools offering an Elementary Education major.
Normandale has a partnership which enables students to obtain a four-year elementary education degree from Minnesota State University, Mankato on the Normandale campus. Completion of the AS in Elementary Education Foundations degree does not guarantee entrance into any particular program.
Students considering a teaching career are encouraged to take EDUC 1101 during their first semester, or as soon as possible in their college career. This course exposes education students to an early field experience so that students can determine if a career in teaching is right for them.
In order to complete a baccalaureate degree in four years, students must be prepared to take college-level composition and mathematics when they enter Normandale. If developmental coursework is required, the time needed to obtain a degree and licensure is increased.
Individuals who have been arrested, charged or convicted of any criminal offense should investigate the impact that the arrest, charge or conviction may have on their chances of employment in the field they intend to study or on their chances to obtain federal, state, and other higher education financial aid.
Students wishing to complete the AS in Elementary Education Foundations should:
Required courses: (57-60 cr)
Other Suggested Electives
Admission to Minnesota State University, Mankato program requires a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher in all courses as well as a grade of B or better in courses with an asterisk (*). Courses marked with two asterisks (**) indicate recommended elective coursework.