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Elementary Teacher Education

Associate in Arts Degree for Transfer

The Associate in Arts in Elementary Teacher Education for Transfer degree (AA-T in Elementary Teacher Education) is a 60 unit program which provides students the lower division coursework required for transfer to a CSU institution for the major in Elementary Teacher Education for the goal of becoming an elementary school teacher. Students must complete the following requirements: 1. 60 semester or 90 quarter CSU-transferable units; 2. the California State University-General Education-Breadth pattern (CSU GE-Breadth); OR the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) pattern; 3. a minimum of 18 semester or 27 quarter units in the major or area of emphasis as determined by the community college district; 4. obtainment of a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0; 5. earn a grade of C or better in all courses required for the major or area of emphasis.

Major Core Requirements (46 units)

Course NumberCourse TitleUnits
CHST002Child Growth and Development3 units
BIOL 010 AND BIOL 010L must be taken together.

Introduction to Biology
Introduction to Biology Lab

3 units
1 unit
Select one:

Introductory Chemistry
Fundamentals of Chemistry

4 units
4 units
COMM001Public Speaking3 units
ELED 020 and ELED 020A must be taken together.

Introduction to Elementary Teaching
Field Experience in Elementary Teaching

2 units
1 unit
ENGL001AEnglish Composition3 units
ENGL001BCritical Thinking Through Literature3 units
GEOG006World Regional Geography3 units
GEOL012Earth Science with Lab4 units
HIST005A World History: Prehistory to 15003 units
HIST017AUnited States History3 units
MATH014Math for Elementary School Teachers (Number Systems)3 units
PHYS010Conceptual Introduction to Physics4 units
Select one:

American Government
Honors American Government

3 units
3 units

Major Electives List A (3 units)

Course NumberCourse TitleUnits
ENGL001CCritical Thinking and Writing3 units
ENGL001CHHonors Critical Thinking and Writing3 units
PHIL003Introduction to Ethics3 units
PHIL017Logic & Critical Reasoning3 units

Major Electives List B (3 units)

Course NumberCourse TitleUnits
ARTS001ASurvey of Western Art I3 units
ARTS004Art Appreciation3 units
MUSC010Music Appreciation3 units
THEA010Introduction to Theater3 units

Total Major Units: 52 units

CSU transferable electives courses are required when the major units plus transfer GE units total is less than 60.

Upon successful completion of this program a student will be able to:

  • Demonstrate professional skills with children, families, and colleagues in the elementary school setting.
  • Utilize child development theories to design developmentally appropriate curriculum for school-age children.
Last Updated 7/19/23