Program Description

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.

Associate Degree for Transfer Requirements

  • Completion of 60 semester units or 90 quarter units that are eligible for transfer to the California State University.
  • The Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or the California State University General Education-Breadth Requirements.
  • A minimum of 18 semester units or 27 quarter units in a major or area of emphasis, as determined by the community college district.
  • Obtainment of a minimum grade point average of 2.0.
  • All courses in the major must be completed with a grade of “C” or better.
  • A “P” (Pass) grade is not acceptable grade for courses in the major. (Students completing this degree are not required to fulfill additional local graduation requirements.)

Program Outcomes

  1. Discuss the technical aspects of the industrial design profession.
  2. Create hands-on projects that demonstrate basic technical design processes which include computer-aided drafting (CAD) and 3-dimensional modeling and animation.
  3.  Analyze, evaluate, and improve design projects through the critique process.

Associate in Science in Elementary Teacher Education for Transfer Degree Requirements

Course Requirements 

Required Core (44 Units)

  • BIOL 011 – General Biology (4)

or BIOL 011H – Honors General Biology (4)

  • EDUC 013 – Teacher Preparation Foundations and Field Experience (3)
  • ENGL 001A – Reading and Composition (4)

or ENGL 001AH – Honors Reading and Composition (4)

or ENGL 001AS – Reading and Composition (4)

  • ENGL 001B – Reading and Composition (4)

or ENGL 001BH – Honors Reading and Composition (4)

  • GEOG 003 – World Regional Geography (3)
  • GEOL 003 – Earth and Space Science (4)
  • HIST 002A – History of World Civilizations to 1500 (3)
  • HIST 007A – United States History to 1876 (3)
  • MATH 038 – Foundations of Elementary School Mathematics (3)
  • PHSC 003 – Physical Sciences (3)                                                                                   

and PHSC 003L - Laboratory for Physical Sciences (1)

  • POLS 001 – Introduction to American Government and Politics (3)
  • PSYC 021

or 021H – Developmental Psychology: The Child (3)

  • SPCH 001 – Fundamentals of Speech (3)                                                                         

 or SPCH 001H – Honors Fundamentals of Speech (3)

List A: Select One Course (3 - 4 UNITS)

  • ENGL 001C – Intermediate Composition - Critical Thinking (4)
  • PHIL 025 – Introduction to Critical Thinking (3)
  • PHSC 002 – Scientific Method as Critical Thinking (3)
  • SPCH 012 – Argumentation and Critical Thinking (3)

List B: Select One Course (3 UNITS)

  • ART 001A – History of Western Art (3)
  • ART 001B – History of Western Art (3)
  • ART 005 – Art Fundamentals (3)
  • DANC 021A – Dance History: Cultural and Social Heritage (3)
  • DANC 021B – Dance History: Spectacle and Performance Art (3)
  • MUSC 021 – Music Appreciation (3)
  • THRT 001 – Introduction to Theatre (3)

List C: 0-12 additional units

Any course(s) not selected above, and/or any courses chosen from the following lists. The lists have been developed with the intent of preparing students to enter a Multiple Subject Teaching Credential program and to take the California Subject Examination for Teachers (CSET) and the California Basic Educational Skills Test (CBEST).

For the Liberal Studies Major

At CSULA, CSUN, CSUF, CSULB, or CPP, and/or the Urban Learning major at CSULA: Consult with Assist.org for the listing appropriate for the specific school.

  • ENGL 005A – Creative Writing (3)
  • ENGL 030A – American Literature (3)
  • ENGL 030B – American Literature (3)
  • ENGL 030C – American Literature (3)
  • ENGL 044B – World Literature: 1500–1800 A.D. (3)
  • ENGL 044C – World Literature: 1800–Mid 20TH Century (3)
  • ENGL 046A – English Literature (3)
  • ENGL 046B – English Literature (3)
  • ENGL 059 – Children's Literature (3)
  • HIST 002B – History of World Civilizations from 1500 (3)
  • HIST 007B – United States History from 1876 (3)
  • HIST 008 – History of California (3)
  • HUM 001 – Introduction to Humanities (3)
  • LING 010 – Introduction to Linguistics (3)

or ENGL 010 – Introduction to Linguistics (3)

  • PHIL 001 – Introduction to Philosophy (3)

or PHIL 001H – Honors Introduction to Philosophy (3)

  • RELG 001 – Religious Studies (3)
For the Child Development Major
At CSULA, CSUN, CSUF, CSULB, or CPP: Consult with Assist.org for the listing appropriate for the specific school.
  • ANTH 002 – Cultural Anthropology (3)
  • CHDV 010 – Principles and Practices of Teaching Young Children (3)
  • CHDV 011 – Infant and Toddler Development (3)
  • CHDV 013A - Practicum in Child Development – A (2)                                  and CHDV 013AF – Field Practice in Child Development – A (2)
  • CHDV 013B – Practicum in Child Development – B (2)                                   and CHDV 013BF – Field Practice in Child Development – B (2)
  • CHDV 014 – Observation and Assessment of Young Children (3)
  • CHDV 015 – Child, Family, and Community (3)
  • CHDV 016 – Health, Safety, and Nutrition (3)
  • CHDV 017 – Teaching Children in a Diverse Society (3)
  • CHDV 020 – Introduction to Curriculum Planning (3)
  • ENGL 059 – Children’s Literature (3)
  • HED 044 – Health Education (3)
  • NUTR 011 – Human Nutrition (3)
  • PSYC 001 – Introductory Psychology (3)

or PSYC 001H – Honors Introductory Psychology (3)

  • STAT 018 – Statistics for Behavioral and Social Sciences (4)                                  or STAT 050 – Elementary Statistics (4)
For the Mexican American Studies Major

At CSULA. (Information derived from Assist.org )

  • ENGL 047 – Mexican and Chicano Literature (3)
  • HIST 031 – History of Mexican Americans in the United States (3)
  • SOC 031 – Chicano Sociology (3)
  • SPAN 012 – Spanish Literature in Translation (3)
For the Gender, Ethnicity, and Multicultural Studies Major

At Cal Poly-Pomona. (Information derived from Assist.org )

  • ANTH 031 – Mexican and Chicano Culture (3)
  • ENGL 044B – World Literature: 1500-1800 A.D. (3)
  • ENGL 044C – World Literature: 1800-Mid 20TH Century (3)
  • ENGL 057 – Modern Drama (3)
  • ENGL 061 – Introduction to the Novel (3)
  • GEOG 002 – Cultural Geography (3)
  • HIST 002B – History of World Civilizations from 1500 (3)
  • HIST 007B – United States History from 1876 (3)
  • HIST 012 – The North American Indian (3)
  • HIST 029A – African American History to 1865 (3)
  • HIST 029B – African American History from 1865 (3)
  • HIST 031 – History of Mexican Americans in the United States (3)
  • HIST 041 – History of Asian Pacific Americans (3)
  • MUSC 023 – Music Cultures of the World (3)
  • PHIL 001 – Introduction to Philosophy (3)

or PHIL 001H – Honors Introduction to Philosophy (3)

  • RELG 002 – Comparative Religions: Far East (3)
  • SOC 014 – Introduction to Ethnic Studies (3)
  • SOC 029 – Sociology of the African-American (3)
  • THRT 001 – Introduction to Theatre (3)

Units Required for AS-T

  • Required Subtotal: 50 - 51
  • DEGREE TOTAL: 60 UNITS

Student Learning 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.


 

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