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.

Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate the ability to integrate and utilize knowledge from multiple disciplines.
  2. Analyze the similarities and differences between the ways knowledge is collected and applied in the disciplines studied.
  3. Compare and contrast controversial viewpoints regarding issues from the perspective of two or more disciplines.
  4. Demonstrate scientific literacy by identifying and applying the major components of the scientific method of inquiry.

General Education

Complete one of the following general education patterns:

  1. San Joaquin Delta College Associate Degree General Education (AA-GE) pattern - 24 units
  2. California State University General Education (CSU-GE) pattern - 40 units
  3. Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum version (IGETC-CSU) pattern - 37 units

*Completion of the San Joaquin Delta College Associate Degree General Education Pattern may be appropriate for the student who is:

  1. planning to transfer to an out of state or independent 4-year college or university that accepts completion of the Associate Degree for transfer.
  2. following NCAA guidelines.

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 selected from Area 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5.

Area 1 - Communication - Complete a minimum of one course.

COM ST 001A

Fundamentals of Speech

3

COM ST 005

Argumentation and Debate

3

ENG 001A

Reading and Composition

3

ENG 001B

Written Communications II: A Critical Introduction to Literature

3

ENG 001D

Advanced Composition and Critical Thinking

3

ENG 057

Children's Literature

3

PHILO 030

Introductory Logic

3

Area 2 - Mathematics and Science - Complete a minimum of one course.

BIOL 001

Core Biology

4

BIOL 010

Survey of Biology

4

BIOL 011

Humans in the Biological World

4

CS 011

Fundamentals of Computer Science

3

GEOL 005

Earth Science

3

GEOL 005L

Earth Science Laboratory

1

GEOL 010

General Geology

3

MATH 012

Introduction to Probability and Statistics

4

MATH 017A

Concepts and Structures of Mathematics

3

MATH 017B

Concepts and Structures of Mathematics

3

Area 3 - Social and Behavioral Sciences - Complete a minimum of one course.

CDEV 021

Child and Adolescent Development

3

COM ST 007

Intercultural Communication

3

COM ST 011

Dialogues in U.S. American Culture

3

ECON 001A

Principles of Macroeconomics

3

HIST 002A

World History to 1600

3

HIST 017A

History of the United States

3

HIST 027

Women in History

3

HIST 030A

African-American History to 1877

3

HIST 037

California History

3

POLSC 001

American Government and Institutions

3

SOCIO 033

Social Inequality in the United States

3

Area 4 - Visual and Performing Arts - Complete a minimum of one course.

ART 001A

Art History: Europe from Prehistory to 1400

3

ART 001B

Art History: Europe from the Fifteenth to the Twentieth Century

3

ART 001C

Modern and Contemporary Art History

3

ART 002

Art History of the Non-Western World

3

ART 003

Introduction to Art

3

ART 004

Exploring Art

3

ART 006

Color and Design

3

ART 007A

Painting I

3

ART 020A

Sculpture I

3

ART 033

Beginning Drawing

3

ART 040A

Beginning Printmaking

3

ART 064A

Ceramics I

3

DRAMA 010

Theatre Appreciation

3

DRAMA 016A

History of Theatre: Primitive to the 18th Century

3

DRAMA 016B

History of Theatre: 18th Century to Present

3

MUSIC 001

Music Fundamentals

3

MUSIC 002A

Music History from Antiquity to 1750

3

MUSIC 002B

Music History from 1750 to Present

3

MUSIC 004

Exploring Music

3

MUSIC 007

Excursions in Music of Our World

3

MUSIC 008

Exploring Jazz, Ragtime and Blues

3

Area 5 - Teacher Education Related Courses - Complete a minimum of one course.

CHIN 001

Elementary Chinese

5

CHIN 002

Elementary Chinese

5

CIVIL 003/HUM 003

Autobiography of Civilization

3

EDUC 010

Introduction to Education

3

EDUC 012

Reading and Math Tutoring Techniques

2

FREN 001

Elementary French

5

FREN 002

Elementary French

5

GERM 001

Elementary German

5

GERM 002

Elementary German

5

HUM 003/CIVIL 003

Autobiography of Civilization

3

ITAL 001

Elementary Italian

5

ITAL 002

Elementary Italian

5

JAPAN 001

Elementary Japanese

5

JAPAN 002

Elementary Japanese

5

PHILO 006

Introduction to Philosophy

3

PHILO 040

Ethics

3

PHILO 045

God and the Person

3

PHILO 050

Asian Philosophy

3

RELGN 014A

Great Religions of the Eastern World

3

RELGN 014B

Great Religions of the Western World

3

SL 001

Elementary American Sign Language

3

SL 002

Elementary American Sign Language

3

SPAN 001

Elementary Spanish I

5

SPAN 002

Elementary Spanish II

5

SPAN 003A

Spanish for Spanish Speakers I

5

SPAN 004A

Spanish for Spanish Speakers II

5

Minimum Area of Emphasis Units Required: 18

Complete all courses with a grade of "C" or better.

Minimum Degree Units Required: 60