Major components of the general studies courses will foster personal intellectual development of the preservice student. General studies courses are well planned in accordance with licensure standards and are broad in scope to allow students to develop knowledge, skills and dispositions essential for experiencing success and intellectual growth in the Associate of Science in Teaching Program. Knowledge and skills are embedded in general studies and education courses offered by the South College General Studies Department and the School of Education. All teacher candidates will demonstrate the knowledge and skills to accomplish the following learner outcomes:
- Demonstrate effective communication through writing.
- Demonstrate effective communication through speaking and demonstrate an understanding of the basic theory of oral communication.
- Demonstrate effective quantitative computational and reasoning skills.
- Demonstrate the ability to read and think critically to evaluate and solve problems.
- Demonstrate an understanding of cultural diversity and its impact on today’s schools.
- Demonstrate effective technology use for gathering and communicating information.
- Demonstrate creativity in thinking and expression.