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    Jan 27, 2023  
2022-23 RACC Student Catalog 
2022-23 RACC Student Catalog

Education: Middle/Secondary Grades (Program may be completed online)

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Social Sciences/Human Services Division

This program is designed to prepare the student to enter a baccalaureate program in Middle (gr 4-8) or Secondary Education on the junior level.  Most four-year education programs require that students be accepted for candidacy before they take any courses in the Education department.  The requirement for candidacy is approximately 45-48 credits.  It is the responsibility of students to check with the receiving (transfer) institution and with their faculty advisor to identify the requirements for the receiving institution.

Most institutions, however, have similar requirements. In order to be eligible for candidacy most schools require the following:

A grade of “C” or better in the following general education requirements:

  • Six credits of English and Literature (COM 121  , ENG 125 )
  • Six credits of Mathematics (MAT 150  , MAT 155  )
  • Three credits of Speech (COM 151  )
  • Students must pass the PAPA exam or PRAXIS exam for reading, writing and mathematics. Additionally, students must earn a minimum GPA (grade point average) of 3.0. The PAPA/PRAXIS exams should be completed shortly after taking MAT 155   and ENG 125 .

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, the student should be able to:

  • Analyze the historical, social, economic, and philosophical basis for current practice and trents in the teaching-learning process for the general education curriculum.
  • Describe the impact of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) on teachers, students, parents, school systems, and society.
  • Apply patterns of human development and the teaching-learning process to instrucitonal planning that will meet the unique needs of students.
  • Formulate a personal educational philosophy that reflects a professional disposition.

Program Classes (18 credits)

General Education Requirements AA (36/38 credits) 


The program has nine (6) credits of elective coursework. 

Program Guide


Total Credits = 60

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