The following is a list of courses that satisfy the General Education Block and the Associate in Arts Degree requirements here at North Central Missouri College, as well as the requirements for the Elementary Education Program at Graceland. This guide is valid ONLY for those seeking the General Education Block or an Associate in Arts Degree.
NCMC General Education Core Curriculum-42 semester hours
Communications 9 Credits
EN 101 English I and
EN 102 English II and
SP 175 Speech
Mathematics 3 Credits
MT 121 Math Concepts (See Major Field Requirements)
Humanities and Fine Arts 9 Credits
Choose three courses, one course from three of the four categories:
Fine Arts: (one course required)
AR 104 Art Appreciation
MU 109 Music Appreciation
TH111 Introduction to Theatre
Choose two courses, one course from two of the three categories.
EN 211 Studies in Literature
EN 251 World Literature : Beginning to the Renaissance
EN 252 World Literature : Enlightenment to the Present
EN 261 American Literature Before 1865
EN 262 American Literature After 1865
HU 110 Humanities: Pre-Renaissance
HU 111 Humanities: Renaissance to Present
HI 101 Western Civilization to 1700
HI 102 Western Civilization Since 1700 (recommended)
FL 100 Elementary Spanish I
PH 101 Ethics
PH 102 Introduction to Philosophy
RL 101 Introduction to Religion
Social Sciences 9 Credits
HI 104 American History Since 1877
PL 216 National Government
PY 121 General Psychology
Life and Physical Sciences 9 Credits
Choose one course from Life Sciences and one course from Physical Sciences.
BI 100 General Biology (recommended)
PS 101 Introduction to the Physical Sciences (recommended)
Managing Information 3 Credits
BT 160 Microcomputer Applications I
General Education 42 Credits
Health and Physical Education 3 Credits
PE 105 Health Education
PE Activity Course
Military experience accepted with proper documentation for activity courses
Major Field Requirements 18 Credits
ED 201 Teaching Profession with Field Experience†
ED 200 Foundations of Education†
EN 196 Literature for Children†
MT 110 Intermediate Algebra OR
MT 122 College Algebra
PY225 Child Psychology OR
PY233 Human Growth & Development
ED265 Multicultural Education, ED 270 Educational Psychology and ED 285 Education of Exceptional Learners will transfer as meeting requirements for the Graceland program. Please confer with Site Director Jeanie Gibson before taking these classes at NCMC as it could impact financial aid status while attending the Graceland program.
If pursuing Title I certification, take PY 233 Human Growth and Development OR PY 225 Child Psychology AND PY 226 Adolescent Psychology.
Associate of Arts Degree for Graceland Students 63 Total Credits
†Course grade of C or better required.
*Advanced Composition is a Graceland class available on-line. If you have completed English 101 and English 102 with a grade of “B” or better in each class the requirement will be waived. Contact Site Director, Jeanie Gibson, at the number below for more information.
Elementary Education Program Information
Elementary Education coursework begins in the fall only. Please contact Site Director Jeanie Gibson at 660-359-3948, ext. 1288, to get on the prospective student mailing list or if you have any questions. Further information is available on their website at www.graceland.edu/education.
School of Education
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Lamoni, IA 50140