Elementary Teacher Education: AA-T

This program is designed for students interested in a career as an Elementary School Teacher. It is designed to meet the introductory content area subject matter requirements for teaching at the elementary school level and for transfer to a California State University.

Career Opportunities

Elementary Teacher with the completion of a BA/BS and a credential program.

Program Learning Outcomes
  1. Identify and explain the critical issues that impact the educational system.
  2. Analyze and think critically about the teacher’s comprehensive role in elementary education.
Degree Requirements 
Required Core Courses (43 units)
BIOL-110Survey of Biology4
CFS-120Child Development3
CHEM-110Introduction to Chemistry4
or PHYS-111
PHYS-110
Descriptive Physics Laboratory
and Descriptive Physics
EDUC-100Teaching as a Profession3
EART-110Earth Science4
ENGL-120College Compositon and Research4
ENGL-121Advanced Composition and Literary Analysis3
GEOG-101World Regional Geography3
HIST-120United States History 13
HIST-122World History 13
MATH-130Mathematical Concepts for Elementary School Teachers-Number Systems3
POLI-120Introduction to the Principles Of American Government3
SPCOM-122Public Speaking3
Required Electives: List A (3-4 units)
Complete one course from the following:3-4
Advanced Composition and Critical Thinking About Literature
Advanced Composition & Critical Thinking
Required Electives: List B (3 units)
Complete one course from the following:3
Acting I
Foundations of Studio Arts
Required Electives: List C
Additional Units:3
Language Development & Early Literacy
Intercultural Communication
Introduction to Lgbt Studies in the Family, Education and Community
Total Units52-53

To receive an Associate Degree for Transfer, students must complete 60 CSU transferable semester units with a grade point average of at least 2.0, and either the California State University General Education (CSU-GE) or the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) pattern. Consultation with a Counselor is highly encouraged to ensure all requirements are met.