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Degree Plans - Educational Personnel - Educational Personnel AAS (Archived)


(Associate in Applied Sciences Degree)

RLC-Closed September 1, 2010.

  • Students pursuing this award program are required to meet Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards and course prerequisites.
  • Students must earn at least 25% of the credit hours required for graduation through instruction by the college awarding the degree.

Degree Plan Code: AAS.EDU.PERS.05

This program is designed to prepare educational personnel in a wide range of competencies needed for effective roles in public and nonpublic schools. A student can take courses required for the one year Educational Assistant Certificate and continue in the program to receive the two-year Associate in Applied Sciences Degree.

Educational personnel are employed under job titles such as teacher aide, assistant teacher, library assistant, P.E. aide, study hall teacher, tutor, tutoring coordinator, youth worker, special education aides, etc. Individuals working with handicapped children have found this program to be especially beneficial.

The courses offered at both El Centro College and Richland College are under the administration of Richland College. Students apply for admission and attend classes at El Centro or Richland, but receive their degrees from Richland.

Ask about special articulation agreements that utilize this program as the first two years of area University Teacher Education Programs.



TECA 1354 Child Growth and Development 3
EDTC 1301 Educational Systems 3
ENGL 1301 Composition I 3
SPCH 1311 Introduction to Speech Communication OR 3
SPCH 1315 Fundamentals of Public Speaking (3)
HIST 1301 History of the United States 3


EDTC 1325 Principles and Practices of Multicultural Education 3
COSC 1300 Computer Literacy OR 3
COSC 1401 Microcomputer Concepts and Applications (4)
ENGL 1302 Composition II 3
HIST 1302 History of the United States 3
+Elective Social Science 3


CDEC 1359 Children with Special Needs 3
#ENGL Any 2000 level English Literature 3
GOVT 2301 American Government 3
++Elective Humanities/Fine Arts 3
+++Elective Natural Science 4


EDTC 1165 Practicum (or Field Experience) - Teacher Assistant/Aide AND 1
EDTC 1250 Portfolio Development OR 2
EDTC 1365 Practicum (or Field Experience) - Teacher Assistant/Aide (3)
GOVT 2302 American Government 3
MATH 1314 College Algebra OR 3
MATH 1414 College Algebra (4)
+++Elective Natural Science 4
++++Elective 3
Minimum Hours Required 62-64

+Elective - must be selected from the following:

PSYC 2301 Introduction to Psychology 3
PSYC 2314 Developmental Psychology 3
SOCI 1306 Contemporary Social Issues 3
SOCI 2319 Race, Ethnicity and Community 3

++Elective - must be selected from the following:

ARTS 1301 Art Appreciation 3
MUSI 1306 Music Appreciation 3

+++Elective - must be selected from the following:

BIOL 1408 Biology for Non-Science Majors I 4
BIOL 1409 Biology for Non-Science Majors II 4
PHYS 1415 Physical Science 4
PHYS 1417 Physical Science 4
GEOL 1403 Physical Geology 4
GEOL 1404 Historical Geology 4

++++Elective - must be selected from the following:

MATH 1350 Teaching Mathematics in Elementary and Middle School I 3
CUST 2370 Cultural Studies 3
HIST 2321 World Civilization 3
HIST 2380 The Heritage of Mexico 3
HIST 2381 African-American History 3

NOTE: Students enrolling in this program who plan to transfer to a four year institution should consult an advisor or counselor regarding transfer requirements and the transferability of these courses to the four year institution of their choice.

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