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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 121 ​Earth Sciences for Educators ​4
​PSC 100 ​Survey of Chemistry and Physics ​4
​BIOL 115
​Concepts of Biology for Educators
​4
​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
​CDEV 107 ​Child Growth and Development ​3
​EDUC 200 ​Introduction to Elementary Classroom Teaching ​3

​Select one course ​from the following (List A):

​ENGL 103/103H ​Critical Thinking and Writing ​4
​PHIL 110/110H ​Critical Thinking
​4
​Select ​one course from the following (List B):
​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):
​EDUC 101 ​Introduction to Education ​3
​EDUC 110​The Teaching Experience- Exploration​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
​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

 

 
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
​-OR- EDUC 110: The Teaching Experience-Exploration​3
​EDUC 101 ​Introduction to Education ​3
​EDUC 200 ​Introduction to Elementary Classroom Teaching ​3
​CDEV 107 ​Child Growth and Development ​3
​BIO 115​Concepts in Biology for Educators​4
​ERTH 121
​Earth Science for Educators ​4
​-OR- PSC 100: Survey of Chemistry and Physics​4
​MATH 105​Mathematics for Liberal Arts Students

-OR- Math 203: Fundamental Concepts of Elementary Mathematics

​4
​ENGL 270 ​Children's Literature ​3
​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, Math 105, History 101, History 120, Political Science101, Geography 100, History 133, Anthropology 104; and Art 100, or Dance 100 or Music 101 or Theatre 100; and English 231, 232, 241, 242, 271 or 272.