Elementary Teacher Education - Associate in Arts Degree for Transfer to CSU

The Associate in Arts in Elementary Teacher Education for Transfer Degree is designed for future elementary or special education teachers. The study of Education prepares students to take leadership roles in strengthening schools, advancing research and scholarship, and improving education policy. The AA-T in Elementary Teacher Education fosters exploration of a broad range of topics in the field of education and provides a strong foundation for students who aspire to become teachers in Pre K-12 schools or college and offers preparation for aspiring teachers who are considering Credential Programs. Credential programs prepare students to become professional educators, integrating the tools of theory and research to improve classroom practice. The AA-T degree in Elementary Teacher Education prepares future elementary or special education teachers.

Completion of an approved California community college Associate in Arts degree in Elementary Teacher Education will satisfy CSU’s Liberal Studies B.A. degree major preparation courses at several schools. Or, students may prepare for the Child Development major at various CSU schools. Students may also prepare for the Urban Learning or Mexican American Studies majors at CSULA and for the Gender, Ethnicity, and Multicultural Studies major at Cal Poly – Pomona.   

The Associate in Arts for Transfer Degree in Elementary Teacher Education degree requirements:

  1. Completion of 60 semester units or 90 quarter units that are eligible for transfer to the California State University.
  2. The Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or the California State University General Education-Breadth Requirements.
  3. A minimum of 18 semester units or 27 quarter units in a major or area of emphasis, as determined by the community college district.
  4. Obtainment of a minimum grade point average of 2.0.
  5. All courses in the major must be completed with a grade of “C” or better, or P if the course is graded on a P/NP basis.

Program Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate critical thinking skills, specifically in relation to a liberal arts curriculum.
  2. Demonstrate an understanding of the ways that a liberal arts education helps to illuminate the human condition.
  3. Demonstrate reading skills relevant to liberal arts study.
  4. Demonstrate writing skills relevant to liberal arts study.

Associate in Arts in Elementary Teacher Education for Transfer Degree  

Required Core
BIOL 011GENERAL BIOLOGY4
or BIOL 011H HONORS GENERAL BIOLOGY
EDUC 013INTRODUCTION TO ELEMENTARY CLASSROOM TEACHING3
Select one of the following:4
READING AND COMPOSITION
HONORS READING AND COMPOSITION
STRETCH ACCELERATED READING AND COMPOSITION
ENGL 001BREADING AND COMPOSITION4
or ENGL 001BH HONORS READING AND COMPOSITION
GEOG 003WORLD REGIONAL GEOGRAPHY3
GEOL 003EARTH AND SPACE SCIENCE4
HIST 002AHISTORY OF WORLD CIVILIZATIONS TO 15003
HIST 007AUNITED STATES HISTORY TO 18763
MATH 038FOUNDATIONS OF ELEMENTARY SCHOOL MATHEMATICS: BASIC NUMBER CONCEPTS3
PHSC 003
003L
PHYSICAL SCIENCES
and LABORATORY FOR PHYSICAL SCIENCE
4
POLS 001INTRODUCTION TO AMERICAN GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS3
PSYC 021DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY: THE CHILD3
or PSYC 021H HONORS DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY: THE CHILD
SPCH 001FUNDAMENTALS OF SPEECH3
or SPCH 001H HONORS FUNDAMENTALS OF SPEECH
List A
Select one of the following:3-4
INTERMEDIATE COMPOSITION-CRITICAL THINKING AND ARGUMENT
INTRODUCTION TO CRITICAL THINKING
SCIENTIFIC METHOD AS CRITICAL THINKING
ARGUMENTATION AND CRITICAL THINKING
List B
Select one of the following:3
HISTORY OF WESTERN ART - PREHISTORIC THROUGH MEDIEVAL
HISTORY OF WESTERN ART
ART FUNDAMENTALS
DANCE HISTORY: CULTURAL AND SOCIAL HERITAGE
DANCE HISTORY: SPECTACLE AND PERFORMANCE ART
MUSIC APPRECIATION
INTRODUCTION TO THEATER
List C
Select up to nine additional credits from any course(s) not selected above, and/or any courses chosen from the following lists: 10-9
Liberal Studies major at CSULA, CSUN, CSUF, CSULB, or CPP, and/or the Urban Learning major at CSULA 2
CREATIVE WRITING
AMERICAN LITERATURE
AMERICAN LITERATURE
AMERICAN LITERATURE
WORLD LITERATURE: 1500 -- 1800 A.D.
WORLD LITERATURE: 1800 - MID 20TH CENTURY
ENGLISH LITERATURE
ENGLISH LITERATURE
CHILDREN'S LITERATURE
HISTORY OF CALIFORNIA
HISTORY OF WORLD CIVILIZATIONS FROM 1500
UNITED STATES HISTORY FROM 1876
INTRODUCTION TO THE HUMANITIES
INTRODUCTION TO LINGUISTICS
INTRODUCTION TO LINGUISTICS
INTRODUCTION TO PHILOSOPHY
HONORS INTRODUCTION TO PHILOSOPHY
RELIGIOUS ISSUES, PERSONALITIES AND VALUES
Child Development major at CSULA, CSUN, CSUF, CSULB, or CPP 2
CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY
PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICES OF TEACHING YOUNG CHILDREN
INFANT AND TODDLER DEVELOPMENT
PRACTICUM IN CHILD DEVELOPMENT-A
and FIELD PRACTICE IN CHILD DEVELOPMENT - A
PRACTICUM IN CHILD DEVELOPMENT-B
and FIELD PRACTICE IN CHILD DEVELOPMENT B
OBSERVATION AND ASSESSMENT OF YOUNG CHILDREN
CHILD, FAMILY AND COMMUNITY
HEALTH, SAFETY AND NUTRITION
TEACHING CHILDREN IN A DIVERSE SOCIETY
INTRODUCTION TO CURRICULUM PLANNING
CHILDREN'S LITERATURE
HEALTH EDUCATION
HUMAN NUTRITION
INTRODUCTORY PSYCHOLOGY
HONORS INTRODUCTORY PSYCHOLOGY
STATISTICS FOR BEHAVIORAL AND SOCIAL SCIENCES
ELEMENTARY STATISTICS
Mexican American Studies major at CSULA 3
MEXICAN AND CHICANO LITERATURE
HISTORY OF MEXICAN AMERICANS IN THE UNITED STATES
CHICANO SOCIOLOGY
SPANISH LITERATURE IN TRANSLATION
Gender, Ethnicity, and Multicultural Studies major at Cal Poly-Pomona 3
MEXICAN AND CHICANO CULTURE
WORLD LITERATURE: 1500 -- 1800 A.D.
WORLD LITERATURE: 1800 - MID 20TH CENTURY
MODERN DRAMA
INTRODUCTION TO THE NOVEL
CULTURAL GEOGRAPHY
HISTORY OF WORLD CIVILIZATIONS FROM 1500
UNITED STATES HISTORY FROM 1876
THE NORTH AMERICAN INDIAN
AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY TO 1865
AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY FROM 1865
HISTORY OF MEXICAN AMERICANS IN THE UNITED STATES
HISTORY OF ASIAN PACIFIC AMERICANS
MUSIC CULTURES OF THE WORLD
INTRODUCTION TO PHILOSOPHY
HONORS INTRODUCTION TO PHILOSOPHY
COMPARATIVE RELIGIONS: FAR EAST
INTRODUCTION TO ETHNIC STUDIES
SOCIOLOGY OF THE AFRICAN-AMERICAN
INTRODUCTION TO THEATER
Required Subtotal50-51
CSU General Education or CSU IGETC Pattern37-39
Transferable Electives (as needed to reach 60 transferable units)
Degree Total60

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