Interdisciplinary Studies: Teacher Education Preparation Option, Associate in Arts
The Teacher Education Preparation Option is designed for the student planning a career in education or planning to transfer to a four year college or university to pursue the Baccalaureate degree in education, particularly in elementary school teaching. With careful planning the student desiring to transfer will be able to complete the Associate in Arts Degree while concurrently satisfying the lower division transfer preparation for the Baccalaureate degree and the requirements for the State-approved Multiple Subjects Credential Program.
This degree is appropriate for the student who desires to attend the University of California, California State University, and many independent colleges and universities. This degree is not the SB 1440 Elementary Teacher Education AA-T degree designed specifically for transfer to the CSU. Delta College is developing the AA-T degree but it will not be available for the 2012-2013 academic year. Please check with a counselor or consult the college catalog for additional information about this AA-T degree.
NOTE: Teacher Education Preparation programs vary widely in the required lower division preparation necessary for admission to specific campuses. Careful course selection is essential for successful transfer in a timely fashion. Students are encouraged to see a counselor and visit www.assist.org for assistance in developing an educational plan that will identify the lower division major preparation and general education coursework that corresponds to the intended transfer institution requirements. Counseling appointments may be scheduled online by selecting "Guidance and Counseling" under "Services and Support" on the Delta College Home page, or by calling the Guidance and Counseling Office at (209) 954-5151 Ext. 6276.
Random selection of courses from this list will NOT sufficiently prepare the student for admission to a teacher preparation program. Failure to consult with a counselor may unnecessarily delay progress toward transfer. Please refer to the "Essential Transfer Information Checklist" located in the transfer section of the current college catalog.
Courses in the Teacher Education Preparation option provide the student a broad integrative foundation in the Arts and Humanities, Social and Behavioral Sciences, Natural Sciences, Literature and Communication.
Transfer majors appropriate for this area of emphasis include but are not limited to: Liberal Studies; Liberal Studies - Diversified Major; Education; and Special Education.
Minimum Units Required: 60
Complete one of the following general education patterns:
*Completion of the San Joaquin Delta College Associate Degree General Education Pattern may be appropriate for the student who is:
General Education requirements vary widely from institution to institution. It is highly recommended that students see a counselor or consult the selected baccalaureate transfer campus catalog for appropriate GE course selection.
Courses Within the Area of Emphasis
Complete 18 units within the area of emphasis with a "C" or better in each course, selected from Area 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5.
Area 1 - Communication - Complete a minimum of one course.
Area 2 - Mathematics and Science - Complete a minimum of one course.
Area 3 - Social and Behavioral Sciences - Complete a minimum of one course.
Area 4 - Visual and Performing Arts - Complete a minimum of one course.
Area 5 - Teacher Education Related Courses - Complete a minimum of one course.
Complete 60 transferable units, to include general education, area of emphasis, and electives as needed with a minimum overall grade point average (G.P.A.) of 2.0. Please note that successful transfer to UC, CSU and many Independent Colleges and Universities or in majors that are impacted will require a higher G.P.A. See your counselor, the transfer campus catalog or www.ASSIST.org for current transfer and G.P.A. requirements.