Elementary Teacher Education

Associate in arts in elementary teacher education for transfer degree 2017-2018

(MAJOR #C.5891.AA-T)

The Associate in Arts in Elementary Teacher Education for Transfer Degree prepares students for transfer into a baccalaureate level degree at any of the California State University campuses. The Elementary Teacher Education program prepares students for jobs teaching in the Kindergarten through eighth (K-8) grades in the public and private education system. While the program’s curriculum allows for the development of knowledge and skills in the subject matter taught in the K-8 grades students must ultimately complete a multiple subject credential usually after their Bachelor’s degree in addition to passing the CBEST and CSET exams.

Major requirements (48units minimum)
A grade of “C” or better is required in the following courses:

Major Requirements:
Course Course Description Units C-ID
EDUC 10 Introduction to Teaching 3 EDUC 200
CHDEV 39 Child Growth and Development 3 CDEV 100
BIOL 3 Introduction to Life Science 4 N/A
SCI 1A Introductory Chemical and Physical Science 4 CHEM 140/
PHYS 140
GEOL 9 Introduction to Earth Science 4 GEOL 121
MATH 10A Structure and Concepts in Mathematics 1 3 MATH 120
COMM 1 or
Public speaking or
Honors Public Speaking
3 COMM 110
ENGL 1B or
Introduction to the Study of Literature or
Honors Intro to study of Literature
3 ENGL 120
GEOG 6 World Regional Geography 3 GEOG 125
HIST 20 World History 1 to 1600 3 HIST 150
HIST 11 History of the United Sates to 1877 3 HIST 130
American Government or
Honors American Government
3 POLS 110
List A - Select 1 critical thinking course from the following:
Course Course Description Units C-ID
ENGL 3 or
Critical Reading and Writing or
Honors Critical Reading and Writing
3 ENGL 105
PHIL 2 Critical Reasoning And Analytic Writing 3 ENGL 105
List B - Select 1 course from the following:
Course Course Description Units C-ID
Art 2 Art Appreciation 3 ARTH 100
MUS 12 Music Appreciation 3 MUS 100


  • Math 10A does not satisfy CSU GE-B AREA B4 or IGETC Area 2.
    • CSU Fresno, Liberal Studies Majors are required to take MATH 10B in order to satisfy CSU
    • GE Area B4. See a counselor if interested in transferring to other CSUs.
  • Additional information for Elementary Teacher Education AA-T and transfer to CSU Fresno:
    • IS 15, Computer Concepts, satisfies the required computer competency course for CSU Fresno Liberal Studies Major.
    • LING 11, Introduction to Language for Teachers, is required for students planning to transfer and enter the CSU Fresno Liberal Studies major cohort program.
    • Certification of either the California State University General Education Breadth (CSU GE-Breadth) or the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC-CSU version) is required. CSU GE- Breadth and IGETC advising sheets are available in Student Services, AC2-133 or online at CCC GE (CSU/UC) GE and Major Sheets
    • Courses may double count in the major and CSU GE-Breadth or IGETC.

Total units for major does not include required general education or pre-requisite courses

Program Learning Outcome:

  1. Demonstrate effective written and oral communication skills to the common core courses in the sciences, math, arts, and humanities.

To obtain the Associate in Arts in Elementary Teacher Education for Transfer Degree, students must complete the following requirements:

  1. Completion of 60 semester units or 90 quarter units that are eligible for transfer to the California State University, including both of the following:
    • The Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or the California State University General Education ā€“ Breadth requirements.
    • A minimum of 18 semester units or 27 quarter units in a major or area of emphasis, as determined by the community college district.
  2. Obtainment of a minimum grade point average of 2.0. Associate Degrees for Transfer (ADTs) also require that students must earn a ā€œCā€ grade or better in all courses required for the major or area of emphasis.

To see what CSU campuses accept this degree go to www.adegreewithaguarantee.com.

Faculty Advisors: Romero, Turpen.

2017 - 2018 Elementary Teacher Education for Transfer Printable Major Sheet