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Associate of Arts: Elementary Education (17759)

Learning Outcome(s)

Upon successful completion of the major requirements for this degree, students will be able to

  • Identify elements of diversity and diverse learning styles in student populations and discover how teachers and schools can promote learning for all students
  • Demonstrate proficiency in academic content areas required for subject matter competency for elementary teachers
Major Requirements Units

CNSL 118: Self-Exploration and the Teaching Profession (2)
EDUC 110: The Teaching Experience: Exploration (3)



EDUC 101: American Schools and Society3
EDUC 200: Introduction to Elementary Classroom Teaching3
BIOL 115: Concepts in Biology for Educators4
ENGL 270: Children's Literature3
CDEV 107: Child Growth and Development (DS1)3

ERTH 121: Earth Sciences for Educators
PSC 100: Survey of Chemistry and Physics


MATH 105: Mathematics for Liberal Arts Students (3)
MATH 203: Fundamental Concepts of Elementary Mathematics (4)



TOTAL 25-27


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, Mathematics 105, History 101, History 120, Political Science 101, Geography 100, History 133, Anthropology 104; and Art 100, Dance 100 or Music 101 or Theatre 100; and English 231, 232, 241, 242, 271 or 272.

Suggested Secondary Teaching Emphasis

Teaching at the secondary level (high school and middle school) requires a single subject credential. Students major in the subject they plan to teach and pass a subject matter competency exam or complete a state approved list of courses in the discipline. Students are advised to work with an SCC counselor to plan this course of study. Education 204 and Education 210, offered at SCC, are recommended prerequisites for secondary credential programs.

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