The Casper College education program provides the first two years of a baccalaureate degree program, which leads to certification of elementary and secondary public school teachers. Students who follow the recommended curriculum may also receive an associate of arts or an associate of science degree from Casper College.
Students should consult the catalogs of the colleges or universities to which they are transferring for requirements.
Notice of background check: All education students are subject to background checks and fingerprinting for selected educational coursework involving student contact and future employment as professionals in education and related fields.
The Casper College secondary education-social studies degree provides the first two years of a baccalaureate degree program which leads to certification in secondary social studies education. Students should consult the catalogs of the colleges or universities to which they are transferring for requirements.
General Education (Minimum 32 credits)
General education coursework can be completed from within or outside of the major field of study.
1. Exploration and Participation
3. Relationship with the World
4. General Education Electives (9CR)
- Must be chosen from areas 1, 2, or 3 above; should include one additional four-credit lab science; MATH, STAT, CO/M recommended; recommend eight-credits in one world language; no more than 15 credits in any one area.
5. Physical Education (1CR)
Five courses (15CR) from the following list:
- ANTH 1100 - Introduction to Physical Anthropology (3L,3CR)
- ANTH 1200 - Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (3L,3CR)
- ANTH 2210 - North American Indian (3L,3CR)
- ECON 1010 - Principles of Macroeconomics (3L,3CR)
- ECON 1020 - Principles of Microeconomics (3L,3CR)
- GEOG 1000 - World Regional Geography (3L,3CR)
- GEOG 1010 - Introduction to Physical Geography (3L,2LB,4CR)
- HIST 1110 - Western Civilization I (3L,3CR)
- HIST 1120 - Western Civilization II (3L,3CR)
- HIST 1211 - United States to 1865 (3L,3CR) or (4L,4CR)
- HIST 1221 - United States from 1865 (3L,3CR) or (4L, 4CR)
- HIST 1251 - History of Wyoming (3L,3CR)
- POLS 1200 - Non-Western Political Cultures (3L,3CR)
- POLS 2200 - The Politics of Europe and the European Union (3L,3CR)
- POLS 2310 - Introduction to International Relations (3L,3CR)
- POLS 2410 - Introduction to Public Administration (3L,3CR)
- POLS 2460 - Introduction to Political Theory (3L,3CR)
- SOC 1000 - Introduction to Sociology (3L,3CR)
- SOC 1100 - Social Problems (3L,3CR)
- SOC 2200 - Sociology of Human Sexuality (3L,3CR)
- SOC 2325 - Marriage and Family (3L,3CR)
- SOC 2400 - Criminology (3L,3CR)
The University of Wyoming requires a major core area of 15 credits in one subject. Nine credits of U.S. history (if history is not the major core). Six to nine credits in the five remaining areas.
A minimum of 64 approved semester credits are required for graduation. For specific graduation requirements see “Academic Policies ” and “Degree Requirements .”
Only courses numbered 1000 or above can be used toward the Associate of Arts, Associate of Science, Associate of Business, Associate of Fine Arts and Associate of Applied Science Degrees.
Secondary Education majors at Casper College who intend to transfer to the University of Wyoming and most accredited secondary education programs need to complete the following courses prior to entering Phase 2:
- EDEX 2484 - Introduction to Special Education (3L,3CR)
- EDFD 2020 - Foundations of Education (3L,3CR)
- EDFD 2100 - Educational Psychology (3L,3CR)
- EDUC 2100 - Public School Practicum (2L,4LB,4CR)
- ITEC 2360 - Teaching with Technology (2L,2LB,3CR or 3L,3CR)
- PSYC 2300 - Developmental Psychology (3L,3CR)
- PSYC 2360 - Lifespan: Adulthood and Aging (1L,1CR)
Some bachelor degrees require Adolescent Psychology.
Student advisement for secondary education is done by the department which offers the subject area that the student wants to teach.