2024-2025 College Catalog 
    May 30, 2024  
2024-2025 College Catalog

Elementary Education, AS for Transfer to UCA BSE in Elementary Education K-6

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About This Degree

Start Here / Finish There

NPC Faculty Mentor: Lindsey Vondenstein (Lindsey.Vondenstein@np.edu) 501.760.4233

  • This curriculum* is designed for persons who plan to obtain an Associate of Science in Education (AS) degree at National Park College (NPC) and transfer to the University of Central Arkansas (UCA) to complete a bachelor’s degree.
  • Prerequisite courses and/or developmental courses may need to be taken in addition to this suggested plan of study.

UCA Transfer Admission information and policies

Additional information for the UCA Teacher Education program:

  • Students completing the AS in Education degree will have satisfied the UCA Lower-Division Core.
  • Upon successful completion of the admission process, students will be eligible for admission to the UCA College of Education.
  • For complete information regarding admission to the UCA Teacher Education program, visit uca.edu/ocs/2plus2-for-teachers.

UCA Transfer Scholarship information and policies

NPC Honors Program: The NPC Honors Program is accepting applications. Learn more about the NPC Honors Program.

*The curriculum prepares you for licensure/certification in Arkansas.

General Education Core - 35 Credit Hours

60 Credit Hours

See your NPC advisor for degree and graduation information

* Denotes NPC courses included in the Arkansas Course Transfer System (ACTS)

Remaining Courses to be Completed at UCA - Elementary Education: 63 Credit Hours

Teacher Education Program PRE-ADMISSION Courses (16 Credit Hours)

Prefix Course # Course Name Credit Hours
ELSE 3304 Instructional Strategies for K-6 Social Studies 3
ELSE 3305 Integrated Approaches to Child & Young Adult Literature 3
ELSE 3390 Integrated Curriculum & Assessment Planning 3
MATH 3352 Number Systems: Reals 3
SCI 4410  Concepts of Science 4

Teacher Education Program POST-ADMISSION Courses (47 Credit Hours)

Prefix Course # Course Name Credit Hours
EDUC 4210 Integration of Technology into Teaching & Learning 2
ELSE 4305 Literacy Assessment & Intervention 3
ELSE 4307 Instructional Programming for Diverse Learners (UD UCA Core: D, R) 3
ELSE 4309 Positive Classroom Environment 3
ELSE 4310 Junior Block Practicum 3
ELSE 4311 Foundations of Reading 3
ELSE 4315 Workshop Approach to Teaching Writing in the K-12 Classroom (UD UCA Core: C) 3
ELSE 4316 Instructional Strategies for Math & Science K-6 3
ELSE 4318 K-6 Internship I 3
ELSE 4319 Guidance & Management of Children 3
ELSE 4320 Elementary Reading Methods 3
ELSE 4331 Data-Driven Instructional Planning (UD UCA Core: I) 3
ELSE 4T90 Internship II (UD UCA Core: Z) 12
    Total UCA Credit Hours:
Total Hours:

Academic Year: 2023-2024
Revised: January, 2024

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