Professor and Student in classA teacher helps students learn basic developmental skills and is a wonderful career choice for the individual who loves children, believes in education and is ready to give everything to their career.

Independence Community College’s two-year Associate Science Degree prepares students with coursework in educational theory, early- and later-elementary teaching methodologies, human growth and development, and classroom management.

The program is for students who want to work in public schools and pre-elementary teaching positions.  An associate degree prepares students for transfer into bachelor's-degree programs or employment as teacher aides.

Independence Community College’s education programs are closely aligned with four-year college and university programs.  ICC has two-plus-two programs with leading universities where all the transferring student’s associate-degree credits apply to the first two years of the Bachelor of Science in Education programs.

If you would like more information about the Education Program at Independence Community College, contact:

Heather Mydosh

Education Program Outcomes:
Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:
1. Reflect on the opportunities and responsibilities associated with education as a profession
2. Synthesize the relationship between the foundations and trends in education 
3. Demonstrate an awareness of diversity in teaching and learning 
4. Examine effective practices in planning, engaging, and assessing learning

Education (EDU)
Degree: Associate of Science

Analysis & Oral Communication Credit Hours
English Composition I 3
English Composition II 3
Public Speaking 3
Mathematics (Choose 1) Credit Hours
College Algebra 3
Elementary Statistics* 3
Sciences Credit Hours
Natural Sciences  
General Biology 5
Physical Sciences  
Physical Science 5
Fine Arts and Aesthetic Studies (Choose 2) Credit Hours
Art for Elementary Schools 3
Music for Elementary Schools 3
Art Appreciation*** 3
Cultural Studies Credit Hours
World Regional Geography* 3
World Religions 3
World History I 3
World History II 3
Health and Well-Being Credit Hours
General Psychology 3
Developmental Psychology 3
Physical (Choose 1)  
Wellness Concepts 1
Personal and Community Health***  3
Human Heritage Credit Hours
History (Choose 1)  
US History I 3
US History II 3
Introduction to Literature 3
Philosophy and Religion  
New Testament History** 3
Introduction to Philosophy 3
Ethics 3
Social Awareness  
Introduction to Sociology 3
Political Awareness (Choose 1) Credit Hours
American Government* 3
Introduction to Political Science 3
Business and Technology (Choose 1) Credit Hours
Personal Finance 3
Microeconomics 3
Macroeconomics 3
General Requirements (4 Hours)  
Introduction to Education 3
Supervised Classroom Experience 1
Total Credit Hours
Elective Options (Suggested for Transfer but not required for Graduation from ICC) Credit Hours
Children's Literature 3
Tech in the Classroom 3

*** This course required for students transferring to Emporia State University
** This course required for students transferrring to Newman Univeristy
* This course required for students transferring to Pittsburg State University 

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