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Associate in Arts in Elementary Teacher Education for Transfer (31735)

The Associate in Arts in Elementary Teacher Education for transfer degree is designed to prepare students for transfer to a California State University traditional or integrated teacher preparation program, most commonly found in the Liberal Studies major. It incorporates the elementary subject matter competence requirements as established by the California Teacher Credentialing Commission. The AA-T degree program requirements and the recommended electives prepare students in content areas for the California Subject Examinations for Teachers (CSET) of Multiple Subjects. Additionally, the degree curriculum may also serve as preparation for paraprofessional positions in the K-12 classroom, meeting unit requirements for paraprofessionals as established by the No Child Left Behind Act.
 
Major requirements for the ​associate in arts for transfer degree: ​Units
​COMM 110 ​Public Speaking ​3
​ENGL 101/101H ​Freshman Composition ​4
​ERTH 115 ​Earth Science for Educators ​4
​PSC 115 ​Concepts in Physical Sciences for Educators ​4
​BIOL 109 ​Fundamentals of Biology ​3
​BIOL 109L ​Fundamentals of Biology Laboratory ​1
​MATH 203* ​Fundamental Concepts of Elementary Mathematics ​4
​HIST 101/101H ​World Civilizations to the 16th Century ​3
​ENGL 102/102H ​Literature and Composition ​4
​GEOG 100/100H ​World Regional Geography ​3
​HIST 120/120H ​The United States to 1865 ​3
​POLT 101/101H ​Introduction to American Government ​3
​HUD 107 ​Child Growth and Development ​3
​EDUC 200 ​Introduction to Elementary Classroom Teaching ​3
​*(Math 105 is pre-requisite and meets B4
 
​Select one course ​from the following (List A): Units​
​ENGL 103/103H ​Critical Thinking and Writing ​4
​PHIL 110/110H ​Critical Thinking ​4
 
​Select ​one course from the following (List B): Units​
​ART 100/100H ​Introduction to Art Concepts ​3
​DNCE 100 ​Dance History and Appreciation ​3
​MUS 101/101H ​Music Appreciation ​3
THEA 100 ​Introduction to Theatre 3
 
​Select ​8 units from the following (List C): Units​
​EDUC 101 ​Introduction to Education ​3
​EDUC 204 ​Proficiency in Educational Technologies for Secondary Teachers ​3
​ANTH 104 ​Language and Culture ​3
​ENGL 231 ​Survey of English Literature ​3
​ENGL 232 ​Survey of English Literature ​3
​ENGL 241 ​Survey of American Literature 1600-1865 ​3
​ENGL 242 ​Survey of American Literature 1865-Present ​3
​ENGL 270 ​Children's Literature ​3
​ENGL 271 ​Survey of World Literature ​3
​ENGL 272 ​Survey of World Literature ​3
​ETHN 101 Introduction to Ethnic Studies ​3
​FREN 102 ​Elementary French II ​5
​HIST 133 ​History of California ​3
​MATH 105 ​Mathematics for Liberal Arts Students ​3
​MATH 219/219H ​Statistics and Probability ​4
​-OR-
​SOCS 219/219H ​Statistics and Probability ​4
​PHIL 106/106H ​Introduction to Philosophy ​3
​PHIL 108 ​Ethics ​3
​PHIL 112 ​World Religions ​3
​SPAN 102/102H ​Elementary Spanish II ​5
​TOTAL ​ ​60
 

California State University campuses have preferences on which List C courses should be chosen.  Please develop educational plan according to which CSU(s) student plans to attend.

CSU Bakersfield

Prefers these courses:

  • HIST 133
  • PHIL 110 or 11
  • CMPR 100
  • EXER 100

CSU Channel Islands

Prefers this course:

  • HIST 133

CSU Chico​

Prefers these courses:

  • HIST 102
  • PHIL 111

 

Various concentrations offered with more preferred courses.

CSU Dominguez Hills

Prefers this course:

  • HIST 121

 

CSU East Bay

Prefers these courses:

  • SOC 100
  • ENGL 231 or 232 or 241 or 242 or 271 or 272
  • EXER 100

 

CSU Fullerton​

Prefers one of these courses:

  • ANTH 104
  • ENGL 270 or 231 or 232 or 241 or 242

​CSU Fresno

Prefers these courses:

  • CMPR 100
  • EDUC 101

​Humboldt State

Prefers this course:

  • EDUC 101

 

CSU Long Beach

Prefers these courses:

  • ETHN 101
  • EDUC 204
  • PHIL 106 or 108 or 112

 

CSU Los Angeles

Prefers these courses:

  • ENGL 211 or 212
  • HIST 102

CSU Monterey Bay

No preferred courses

CSU Northridge

Prefers these courses:

  • PHIL 111 or 144
  • ENGL  220 or 106 or 115 or 118
 
Various concentrations offered with more preferred courses.

CSU Pomona

Prefers these courses:

  • MATH 219
  • ENGL 270
  • ART 100 (List B)
  • HIST 121
  • HIST 102
  • EDUC 101 

CSU San Bernardino​

Prefers these courses:

  • HIST 133
  • CMPR 100
  • EXER 100
  • HUD 108A
  • PHIL 106
  • FREN or SPAN 102 or   SIGN 112

CSU San Marcos​

Prefers one of these courses:

  • ENGL 271 or 272
CSU Stanislaus
 

Prefers these courses:

  • MATH 105
  • CMPR 100
  • MUS 101, ART 100, THEA 100 (any two of the above not selected from List B)

San Diego State

Prefers these courses:

  • THEA 100
  • EDUC 101
  • SPAN 102

San Jose State​

No preferred courses

San Francisco State

Prefers one of these courses:

  • MATH 219 or SOC 219

Sonoma State

No preferred courses

 

 

​CSU Sacramento

 Prefers this course:

  • ECON 120

 

 

 
Elementary Education Degree (17759)
The associate degree in elementary education is designed to prepare students for transfer to a four-year university traditional or integrated teacher preparation program. It incorporates the elementary subject matter requirements for the CSU Lower-Division Transfer Pattern (LDTP) as established by the California Teacher Credentialing Commission. The degree program requirements, and the general education recommended electives below, prepare students in content areas for the California Subject Examinations for Teachers (CSET) of Multiple Subjects. Additionally, the degree curriculum may also serve as preparation for paraprofessional positions in the K-12 classroom meeting unit requirements for paraprofessionals as established by the No Child Left Behind Act.
 
Major​ ​requirements for the associate in arts degree: Units​
​COUN 118 ​Self-Exploration and the Teaching Profession ​2
​EDUC 101 ​Introduction to Education ​3
​EDUC 200 ​Introduction to Elementary Classroom Teaching ​3
​HUD 107 ​Child Growth and Development ​3
​ERTH 115 ​Earth Science for Educators ​4
​MATH 203 ​Fundamental Concepts of Elementary Mathematics ​4
​ENGL 270 ​Children's Literature ​3
​TOTAL ​ ​22
 
 For those students following transfer patterns for elementary education programs the following general education electives are recommended to meet content area knowledge for the CSET. They may also be used to meet certain categories of the general education requirements for students not transferring and completing Plan A for the associate’s degree: Communication 110, English 103, Biology 109 and 109L, Physical Science 115, Math 105, History 101, History 120, Political Science101, Geography 100, History 133, Anthropology 104; and Art 100, Music 100 and 101 or Theatre 100; and English 231, 232, 241, 242, 271 or 272.