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School of Arts & Sciences

Department of Education and Wellness

The Department of Education and Wellness promotes the growth of students, both intellectually and physically. Our faculty provide all students the opportunity to enhance their health and physical fitness by offering a variety of courses in wellness and physical education. For students interested in the fields of Elementary, Middle, or Secondary Education, we provide the foundation courses that prepare students for teacher preparation programs at ABAC or other institutions.

Associate of Science (A.S.) in Core Curriculum, Elementary Education pathway
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The Elementary Education pathway is designed for the student who intends to transfer to pursue a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education. A student completing the curriculum in Elementary Education will receive an Associate of Science in Core Curriculum degree. Upon completion of the associate degree, the student may choose to remain on the ABAC Tifton campus and pursue a bachelor of science in education through a partnership with Georgia Southwestern University, or the student may transfer to another institution.

Associate of Science (A.S.) in Core Curriculum, Teacher Prep Pathway (Non-Science)
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Students wishing to teach middle school or high school may choose either the science or non-science teacher preparation pathway. Students completing the curriculum in Teacher Preparation receive an Associate of Science in Core Curriculum degree. The course of study is specialized to prepare students for the age group and subject matter of interest to the student. The associate degree prepares students to transfer to another institution to receive a bachelor of science degree in education. Note, in many cases, those who wish to teach high school will choose to earn a bachelor’s degree in a particular content area, such as history, English, or biology, and then becomes certified upon completion of a master of arts degree in education. The bachelor-level, non-certifying, content degrees are available at ABAC and at other institutions.

Associate of Science (A.S.) in Core Curriculum, Teacher Prep Pathway (Science)
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Students wishing to teach middle school or high school may choose either the science or non-science teacher preparation pathway. Students completing the curriculum in Teacher Preparation receive an Associate of Science in Core Curriculum degree. The course of study is specialized to prepare students for the age group and subject matter of interest to the student. The associate degree prepares students to transfer to another institution to receive a bachelor of science degree in education. Note, in many cases, those who wish to teach high school will choose to earn a bachelor’s degree in a particular content area, such as history, English, or biology, and then becomes certified upon completion of a master of arts degree in education. The bachelor-level, non-certifying, content degrees are available at ABAC and at other institutions.

Contact Info

King Hall, Suite 121

ABAC 15

2802 Moore Hwy., Tifton, GA 31793

Phone: 229.391.5260

FAX: 229.391.5081