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Education (A.A.)

The Education Associate of Arts (A.A.) degree is designed to help any student easily transfer their associate degree credits from Penn Highlands to a bachelor’s level, non-PA State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) institution for elementary or secondary education. This program provides students with the knowledge to apply general education theory and practice to create effective learning environments and interactions for students of all ages.

If seeking an elementary degree from a PASSHE school, please check out our Early Childhood Education program.

Requirements & Course Sequence

Program Objectives

  • Demonstrate sound educational principles in regard to the learning behavior of children and adolescents based on educational theory and psychology.
  • Demonstrate the integration of diverse educational principals in curriculum.
  • Apply sound educational principles to classroom practice.
  • Demonstrate professional educational communication skills through written, oral, and electronic methods.

Transfer Opportunities

Your ability to start here and earn a bachelor’s degree anywhere makes Penn Highlands the right college choice. Plus, you will save thousands of dollars. Be smart, and get your associate degree with us before transferring on to something greater.

Penn Highlands has signed transfer agreements to continue your studies in Education with:

  • Saint Francis University

Ready? Schedule a visit to discuss your future. Transfer options are different based on the college you plan to attend; our team can help you determine the right path for what you are looking for.