The Associate of Science in Education (ASE) degree will be awarded to students who successfully complete a planned program of collegiate level work that is transferable towards a baccalaureate degree in teacher education. This two-year transfer degree is designed to introduce students to the profession of teaching, to increase the number of teacher candidates, to ease transfer from two-year to four-year institutions, and to maximize the credit hours taken at the two-year institution.
In making a decision to enter the teaching profession, students should seriously consider the demands that this choice entails. Among these are scholarship and intellectual curiosity; an interest in children and young people, and an understanding of their interests, problems, and development; and an interest in and understanding of the role of the school in our society. It is important to embrace the National Council for the Accreditation of the Teacher Education's philosophy that each child, regardless of gender, race, creed, family background, exceptionality, or socioeconomic status, has a right to be taught by a qualified teacher who can help each child become all he or she can be.
Students completing this degree program successfully will be able to: