Jul 20, 2024  
2024-2025 WNCC College Catalog 
2024-2025 WNCC College Catalog

Education (Elementary), AA

Location(s): Alliance, Scottsbluff, Sidney

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This emphasis area includes all coursework necessary to complete the general graduation requirements for the Associate of Arts degree. Emphasis is placed on coursework in the field of elementary education required by baccalaureate degree-issuing institutions. The coursework in elementary education meets the academic description and content necessary to fulfill the program requirements of four-year institutions and the teacher certification requirements of the State of Nebraska.

Program Outcomes

At the conclusion of the program, students will be able to:

  • Connect theory with classroom practice.
  • Understand and apply practices and behaviors characteristic of developing professional teachers.
  • Identify current issues in education and their impact on the classroom.
  • Demonstrate respect for diversity in the classroom.
  • Integrate successfully into a bachelor’s degree program at a four-year institution.


  • Students who plan to transfer to a four-year college or university should consult their faculty and transfer advisors early in their WNCC career to determine a curriculum to best suit their transfer goals.
  • Students should consult with their faculty advisor regarding the selection of the six (6) humanities and six (6) social sciences credits required of the general education program to best meet their future academic and career goals.

Program Requirements

AA General Education Core: 31 Credits

View listing of General Education Courses.  

  • Written Communication Credits: 6
  • Oral Communication Credits: 3
  • Humanities Credits: 6 (from two different alphas)
  • Math Credits: 3
  • Lab Sciences Credits: 4
  • Personal Development Credits: 3
  • Social Science Credits: 6 (from two different alphas)

Note: Some general education requirements may be satisfied by program requirements. Please consult with an advisor for details.

Electives: 8 Credits

Total AA Requirements: 60 Credits

Recommended Plan of Study

Total Semester Credits: 16

Total Semester Credits: 15

Total Semester Credits: 15

Total Semester Credits: 14

Total AA Credits: 60

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