Elementary Teacher Education, Associate in Arts for Transfer

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The Associate in Arts in Elementary Teacher Education for Transfer degree is designed to provide students a seamless pathway for transfer to a California State University with a major in Liberal Studies. The student will meet introductory content area subject matter requirements for teaching at the elementary school level. Through a broad liberal studies curriculum, students are introduced to elementary school teaching, examine child growth and development, and select courses in the arts and humanities, social and behavioral sciences, natural sciences, literature and communication.

Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Students will demonstrate best practices in the development and implementation of lesson plans and assessments, which are built on state standards.
  2. Students will develop a professional teaching portfolio to include papers on classroom management, classroom environment, and classroom procedures based on observations and one-on-one tutoring completed in local elementary classrooms.
  3. Students will demonstrate the ability to integrate and utilize knowledge from multiple disciplines.
  4. Students will understand and respond to the diversity of the children they will serve

General Education

Complete one of the following general education patterns:

  • California State University General Education (CSU-GE) pattern (40 units)
  • Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum - CSU Version (IGETC-CSU) pattern (37 units)

Students are advised to double-count courses in the major or area of emphasis to also satisfy general education when possible. Course subject credit will be awarded in satisfaction of both major/area of emphasis and lower division general education requirements, but the units will only be counted once in computing the total number of units for the degree.

Major Requirements - Core

Complete 46 units

BIOL 010

Survey of Biology

4

CDEV 021

Child and Adolescent Development

3

CHEM 003A

Introduction to Chemistry

4

COM ST 001A

Fundamentals of Speech

3

EDUC 010

Introduction to Education

3

ENG 001A

Reading and Composition

3

ENG 001B

Written Communications II: A Critical Introduction to Literature

3

GEOG 010

World Regional Geography

3

GEOL 005

Earth Science

3

GEOL 005L

Earth Science Laboratory

1

HIST 002A

World History to 1600

3

HIST 017A

History of the United States

3

MATH 017A

Concepts and Structures of Mathematics

3

PHYSC 010

Introduction to Physics

4

POLSC 001

American Government and Institutions

3

Major Requirements - Restricted Electives

Area A - Complete 3 units selected from:

COM ST 005

Argumentation and Debate

3

ENG 001D

Advanced Composition and Critical Thinking

3

PHILO 030

 

3

Area B - Complete 3 units selected from:

ART 004

Exploring Art

3

DRAMA 010

Theatre Appreciation

3

MUSIC 004

Exploring Music

3

Minimum Major Units Required: 52

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

Minimum Degree Units Required: 60