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2018-2019 Catalog SVC 
2018-2019 Catalog SVC [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Education, AAS-T

Transfers to: Western Governor’s University, City University, DeVry University, The Evergreen State College, EWU-Child Studies, Seattle Pacific University, University of Phoenix, University of Cincinnati-College of Education, and WSU-Human Development


This degree is intended to prepare students for Bachelor’s programs at the institutions listed above. Other college and university degree programs will accept very few of the Education credits in SVC’s AAS-T Education degree. Students seeking transfer to degree programs other than those specifically designed for the AAS-T in Education are urged to consider the Associate of Arts Direct Transfer Agreement, AA-DTA .

Although this degree will be granted to SVC students completing a minimum cumulative 2.0 GPA, entry into a baccalaureate program at a college or university will require a higher GPA for admission. Admission is competitive and not guaranteed; it is important to perform your best in all SVC college classes. Seeking out an advisor/counselor early in your studies is highly recommended.

Degree Requirements

Students must complete a minimum of 90 quarter credits in transferable courses numbered 100 or above with a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0 in order to graduate from SVC with an AAS-T Education degree. Credits must satisfy course requirements listed below. At least 25 college-level credits must be earned at SVC.

Note: An ampersand (&) designates Common Course Numbering.

1. First Quarter Experience (2 cr.)

3. Quantitative Skills (5 cr.)

4. Physical Education (3 cr.)

5. Integrative Learning Experience

  • One Learning Community is required
  • A Learning Community (LC) is the integrated combination of two or more courses from different areas of inquiry (e.g. sociology and literature, or physics and math, or speech and economics, or composition and philosophy). Learning Communities are indicated in the course schedule.

Note: Learning Communities specifically designed for this degree may be offered; consult your advisor for information.

6. Diversity Requirement

At least one Diversity Intensive course is required. Students should use the SVC online quarterly class schedule search or consult with their faculty advisor or counselor to identify courses that fulfill this requirement.

7. Distribution Requirements (65 cr.)

Select credits from three areas of study: Natural Sciences, Social Sciences, and Humanities. These courses may also satisfy Integrative Learning Experience requirements.

8. Required Early Childhood Education (ECED) and Education (EDUC) Courses

Degree Map

First Year

Second Year


† Students who do not receive an appropriate test score will require additional coursework to develop necessary skills for entry into class.

∞ Specialization, choose one, three credit class from the following: ECED& 132 , ECED& 134 , ECED& 139 , or EDUC& 136 .

~ ENGL& 101  and ENGL& 102  need to be taken in an integrated format. Please contact the department chair for further details.

% or EDUC& 202  

€ or EDUC& 122  with department chair permission

√ Two PE activity credits (excludes PE 200 , PE 204  and PE 205