Elementary Teacher Education

Elementary Teacher Education Associate in Arts Degree for Transfer 2020-2021

(Major #C.5891.AA-T)

The Elementary Teacher Education Associate in Arts Degree for Transfer 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 (48 units 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 Development 3 CDEV 100
BIOL 3 or
BIOL 10 &
BIOL 10L
Introduction to Life Science or
Introduction to Life Science &
Introduction to Life Science Lab
4
3
1
N/A
SCI 1A Introductory Chemical and Physical Science 4 CHEM 140 or
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
COMM 1H
Public speaking
or
Honors Public Speaking
3 COMM 110
ENGL 1A or
ENGL 1AH
Reading and Composition or
Honors Reading and Composition
4 ENGL 100
ENGL 1B or
ENGL 1BH
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 to 1600 3 HIST 150
HIST 11 History of the United States to 1877 3 HIST 130
POLSCI 2 or
POLSCI 2H
American Government or
Honors American Government
3 POLS 110
List A -Select one course from below:
Course Course Description Units C-ID
ENGL 3 or
ENGL 3H
Critical Reading and Writing or
Honors Critical Reading and Writing
3 ENGL 105
PHIL 2 Critical Reasoning And Analytic Writing 3 ENGL 105
COMM 25 Argumentation 3 COMM 120
List B -Select one course from below:
Course Course Description Units C-ID
Art 2 Art Appreciation 3 ARTH 100
MUS 12 Music Appreciation 3 MUS 100

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

Additional Information

  • Additional information for Elementary Teacher Education AA-T and transfer to CSU Fresno:
    • LING 11, Introduction to Language for Teachers, is required for students planning to transfer and enter the CSU Fresno Liberal Studies major cohort program.
    • Math 10B, Structure and Concepts in Mathematics II
  • 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.

Program Learning Outcome:

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

  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:
    1. The Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or the California State University General Education – Breadth requirements.
    2. 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 “C” grade or better in all courses required for the major or area of emphasis.

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2020-2021 Elementary Teacher Education Associate in Arts Degree for Transfer