AA (Education and Religion)

Associate of Arts

GenesisU offers an Associate of Arts (with a Concentration in Education & Religion). The program also prepares students to continue on to a bachelor’s degree programs offered by Genesis or its academic partners.

Students who complete this program should be able to:

  • Recognize the cognitive, social, emotional, linguistic and physical developmental pathways of the young child.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the role of collaboration with families and communities when working with children.
  • Identify developmentally appropriate curriculum in subject matter areas (e.g., mathematics, literacy) and the arts.
  • Recall instructional strategies that are developmentally, culturally, and linguistically appropriate given specific teaching and learning contexts.
  • Distinguish between formal and informal assessments and determine the appropriate use of assessments to support teaching and learning.
  • Construct developmentally appropriate learning environments that ensure children’s health, safety, and overall well-being.
  • Understand the importance of ongoing professional development as teachers.

Education Core: (21 credits required)
· ECE 300 – Intro to Early Childhood Education Or EDU 330 Masterful Classroom Management

· ECE/EDU 301 – Child Development

· ECE/EDU 307 – Health, Safety & Nutrition

Select an additional 4 courses from the following:

· ECE 302 – Assessment

· ECE/EDU 303 – School, Family, and Community Collaboration

· ECE/EDU 304 – Exceptional Child

· ECE 305 – Developmentally Appropriate Curriculum

· ECE 306 – Early Childhood Curriculum

· ECE 315 – Mathematics in Early Childhood

· ECE 320 – Science in Early Childhood

· ECE/EDU 325 – Literacy Development

· ECE/EDU 335 – Creative Thinking & the Arts

· EDU 440 Managing the Environment

· EDU 330 Masterful Classroom Management

· EDU 335 Building Teacher-Student Relationships

· EDU 340 Masterful Lesson Planning

· Or other EDU or ECE listed courses