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Why Choose Our Education Program?
If you are interested in a teaching career in elementary education this program is right for you. The Education Program is designed as a pre-professional program leading to completion of the first 2 years of teacher education preparation. The program is designed to ensure students transfer to bachelors degree programs with a strong subject matter background, introductory teaching experience, and content preparation.
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.
What Are The Degree Options?
Education courses expose the student to the elementary classroom setting. 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.
This degree is appropriate for the student who desires to attend the University of California, California State University, and many independent colleges and universities. With careful planning the student desiring to transfer will be able to complete the Associate in Arts Degree (Add link) 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 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.
What Can I Do With My Degree?
The Interdisciplinary Studies Associate of Arts with 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.
Who Is Teaching Education?
San Joaquin Delta College