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Associate in Arts in Education

Why Study Education?

Ancilla faculty design learning experiences that challenge their students to think more broadly about their own lives and potential careers. Ancilla offers an Associate of Science degree that mixes liberal arts coursework with subject-specific teaching experiences while also giving them a foundation as well as preparation for advanced coursework demands of a Bachelor’s Degree program at a senior institution.

As lifelong learners, teacher candidates will have gained practical and theoretical knowledge to equip them with the necessary skills to effectively engage and hold learners’ attention while also taking into account exceptionalities, diversity, and learning styles.

Pursuing a career in education is not for everyone – it takes patience, commitment, responsibility, knowledge, consistency, creativity, passion, and a sense of humor. However, it is an honorable calling and Ancilla College of Marian University will be there to help you rise to the call. There are five different tracks that our students can choose that are all designed to give students the tools they need to succeed in a career in education.

    What Are Your Career Options?

    • Community Education Officer
    • Education Administrator
    • Learning Mentor
    • Teacher
    • Tutor
    • Substitute Teacher

    What Are Your Degree Track Options?

    • Elementary Education
    • P-12 - Spanish
    • Secondary Education - History
    • Secondary Education - English
    • Secondary Education - Biology

    For more details, review our Undergraduate Course Catalog or download a sample two-year plan of study and course checklist.

    Sample two-year plan and checklist

    The start of a new career is just a step away!

    Apply today!

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    Program at a Glance

    Program Credit Hours

    64 credit hours

    • General Education: 31
    • Major/Concentration: 28-29
    • Electives: 4-5

    • Standard Completion Time
      2 years
    • Accreditation

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    On July 1, 2021, Marian University has officially opened a new location on the former campus of Ancilla College in Plymouth, Indiana. In recognition of the shared missions and solely to honor the history of Ancilla College, the new location is named Marian University's Ancilla College.

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