School of Education
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Minimum Requirements for Degree: 120 credits
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The arts and sciences degree program instructs students in the subject areas encompassed in Alaska teacher content and performance standards: English/language arts, mathematics, science, geography, government and citizenship, history, skills for a healthy life, arts, world languages and technology.
The B.A.S. program is a broad-based major, concentrating on key principles and content knowledge in mathematics and science, the social sciences, humanities and fine arts.
Students in the B.A.S. degree program are advised by the School of Education. B.A.S. majors may choose any approved minor. Students who are interested in being teachers are encouraged to choose the education minor.
- Complete the general university requirements (As part of the core curriculum requirements, complete the following: ART/MUS/THR 200X*, HIST 100X*, ANTH/SOC 100X*, ENG/FL 200X*, MATH 107X* or MATH 161X*, COMM 131X* or COMM 141X*, and two different science discipline breadth-emphasis laboratory courses selected from biology*, chemistry*, physics* and geoscience*. Two years of a non-English language highly recommended.)
- Complete the following B.A.S. degree major requirements in addition to the core:*
- Complete the following mathematics requirements:
MATH 205Mathematics for Elementary School Teachers I 3 credits
MATH 206Mathematics for Elementary School Teachers II 3 credits
- Complete 2 additional breadth-emphasis laboratory courses in the 2 science disciplines not completed for the baccalaureate core.
- Complete the following social sciences requirements:
GEOG 101World Regional Geography 3 credits
HIST 131History of the U.S. (3)
or HIST 132History of the U.S. (3) 3 credits
HIST 461WHistory of Alaska 3 credits
PS 101Introduction to American Government and Politics 3 credits
- Complete the following literature, grammar and writing requirements:
ENGL 271Introduction to Creative WritingFiction (3)
or ENGL 272Introduction to Creative WritingPoetry (3)
or ENGL 313WWriting Non-Fiction Prose (3)
or ENGL 314W,O/2Technical Writing (3)
or JRN 311WMagazine Article Writing (3) 3 credits
ENGL 306Survey of American Literature: Beginnings to the Civil War (3)
or ENGL 307Survey of American Literature: Civil War to the Present (3)
or ENGL 308Survey of British Literature: Beowulf to the Romantic Period (3)
or another literature-focus course (3) 3 credits
ENGL 317Traditional English Grammar 3 credit
- Complete the following psychology and language development requirements:
LING 101Nature of Language (3)
or LING 303W,OLanguage Acquisition (3) 3 credits
PSY 240Lifespan Developmental Psychology(3)
or PSY 245Child Development (3) 3 credits
- Complete creative expression course or courses from applied courses in music, theatre, photography or art. 3
- Complete the following understanding diversity and culture requirements:
ANTH 242Native Cultures of Alaska 3 credits
Course selected from a list developed by the review committee 3 credits
- Complete the following interdisciplinary senior seminar requirements:
LAS 410W,O/2Scientific Research 3 credits
LAS 420W,O/2Social Science Inquiry and Research (3)
or LAS 430W,O/2Language Arts and the Humanities: Creative Activities and Research (3) 3 credits
- Complete minor complex** 15 credits
- Complete electives 7 credits
- Minimum credits required 120
* Student must earn a C grade or better in each course.
** Departmental requirements for minors may exceed this 15 credit minimum. See
other program descriptions for specific minor requirements.
Note: For the B.A.S. degree program, at least 39 credits must be taken in upper
division (300- and 400-level) courses. Courses taken to fulfill the B.A.S. degree
can also be counted for content minors or second majors.