Associate in Arts (AA)
Para-Education

Latocha, Kristie

Program Coordinator
304-367-4919
137 Education Building
Locust Avenue Campus, Fairmont
Program Purpose: 
The Liberal Studies Associate of Arts degree provides students with the educational foundation needed to transfer to a Bachelor’s Degree program or for many occupations that require at least two years of college. Students may choose the Liberal Studies, the Liberal Studies BA Pathways option.
Student Learning Outcomes: 

Graduates will have demonstrated competency in the outcomes of the individual General Studies courses they completed.

Opportunities: 
Continuing or transferring into four-year degree programs including WVU BA Pathway Program. **
 
**Students planning to transfer to four-year programs should consult the requirements of those programs to select the most appropriate courses from the Liberal Studies program.
Program Total Credit Hours: 
60 CHs
Support Coursework: 
41 CHs

COM 2200

Introduction to Communication
3
CH(s)

ENGL 1104

Written English I
3|4
CH(s)

ENGL 1108

Written English II
3
CH(s)

GEOG 2210

Introduction to Geography
3
CH(s)

GNED SCIE

General Studies Science
4
CH(s)

HST 1107

United States History I
3
CH(s)

HUMN 2200

Bridging Cultures: Work & Identity in a Global Workplace
3
CH(s)

OFAD 1150

Computer Concepts and Applications
3
CH(s)

INTR 2200

Race, Class, Gender and Sexuality
3
CH(s)

MTH 1207

Fundamental Concepts of Mathematics
3|5
CH(s)

POL 1101

American Government
3
CH(s)

PROG ELEC

Program Specific Elective
3
CH(s)

ENGL 1104 C or better required for graduation.
ENGL 1108 may replace ENGL 1109 BOTH classes require a C or better for graduation.
HIST 1108 may replace HIST 1107
PROG ELEC must be filled by an Intro to Fine Arts Elective

Program Specific Required Coursework: 
19 CHs

EC 1105

Development of Young Children
3
CH(s)

EDUC 1105

Basic Skills for Instruction Support
3
CH(s)

EDUC 2200

Introduction to Education
3
CH(s)

EDUC 2206

Instructional Support Strategies
3
CH(s)

EDUC 2220

Early Childhood Inclusion & Special Education
3
CH(s)

EDUC 2995

Behavior Support Strategies
3
CH(s)

HUMN 1101

Exploring Career Opportunities
1
CH(s)
Model Schedule
Fall Semester

EDUC 1105

Basic Skills for Instruction Support
3
CH(s)

EDUC 2200

Introduction to Education
3
CH(s)

ENGL 1104

Written English I
3|4
CH(s)

OFAD 1150

Computer Concepts and Applications
3
CH(s)

PROG ELEC

Program Specific Elective
3
CH(s)
Total Credit Hours: 
15 CHs

PROG ELEC can be filled by either Theater Appreciation, Music Appreciation or Art Appreciation

Spring Semester

EC 1105

Development of Young Children
3
CH(s)

EDUC 2206

Instructional Support Strategies
3
CH(s)

EDUC 2995

Behavior Support Strategies
3
CH(s)

EDUC 2220

Early Childhood Inclusion & Special Education
3
CH(s)

HUMN 2200

Bridging Cultures: Work & Identity in a Global Workplace
3
CH(s)
Total Credit Hours: 
15 CHs
Fall Semester

COM 2200

Introduction to Communication
3
CH(s)

ENGL 1108

Written English II
3
CH(s)

HST 1107

United States History I
3
CH(s)

GNED SCIE

General Studies Science
4
CH(s)

MTH 1207

Fundamental Concepts of Mathematics
3|5
CH(s)
Total Credit Hours: 
16 CHs

ENGL 1108 may replace ENGL 1109 BOTH classes require a C or better for graduation.
HIST 1108 may replace HIST 1107
GNED SCIE: 
BIOL 1105; CHEM 1101, 1105; GEOL 1101; HLCA 1170/1171; PHYS 1101, 1105; SCIE 1100, 1103, 1110, 1115, 1120, 1210, 1220
MATH PR: MATH ACT 15, MATH SAT 330 or COMPASS Algebra Score of 20 or above

Spring Semester

GEOG 2210

Introduction to Geography
3
CH(s)

HUMN 1101

Exploring Career Opportunities
1
CH(s)

INTR 2200

Race, Class, Gender and Sexuality
3
CH(s)

POL 1101

American Government
3
CH(s)

GNED SCIE

General Studies Science
4
CH(s)
Total Credit Hours: 
14 CHs

GNED SCIE: BIOL 1105; CHEM 1101, 1105; GEOL 1101; HLCA 1170/1171; PHYS 1101, 1105; SCIE 1100, 1103, 1110, 1115, 1120, 1210, 1220

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