Elementary Teacher Education

The Associate Degree for Transfer in Elementary Teacher Education prepares students for a seamless transfer into the CSU system to complete a baccalaureate degree in Liberal Studies Elementary Emphasis, Elementary Education, or a similar degree. The Elementary Teacher Education Transfer Degree is designed to prepare students to work in a variety of elementary classroom settings. The program increases the students understanding of education for young children, brain development, school standards, the understanding of multiple subjects (math/science/language/literacy and the social sciences) and public education practices.

Associate Degree for Transfer Requirements:

(1) Completion of 60 semester units that are eligible for transfer to the California State University, including both of the following:

(A) The Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or the California State University General Education - Breadth Requirements.

(B) A minimum of 18 semester 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.

Title 5 section 55063(a) also require that students must earn a C or better in all courses required for the major or area of emphasis, or a "P" if the course was taken on a 'pass-no-pass' basis.

Required Core
Units: 42-48
Required Core
CD 8C
Introduction to Elementary Education (Active)
3
CD 40
Child Development (Active)
3
or
PSYC 40
Child Development (Active)
3
BIO 10
Principles of Biology (Active)
4
or
BIO 12
Introduction to Human Biology (Active)
4
or
BIO 15
Survey of Human Anatomy and Physiology (Active)
5
CHEM 30A
Elementary Chemistry (Active)
4
and
PHYS 1
Introduction to Physics (Active)
4
GEOL 1
Introduction to Geology (Active)
4
or
GEOG 1
Physical Geography (Active)
3
MATH 12
Mathematics for Elementary Teachers (Historical)
3
CMUN 1A
Introduction to Public Speaking (Active)
3
ENGL 1A
Composition and Reading (Active)
4
ENGL 1B
Composition and Literature (Active)
3
GEOG 2
Cultural Geography (Active)
3
HIST 4A
Global History Before 1500 (Active)
3
HIST 1
United States History through Reconstruction (Active)
3
POLS 1
Introduction to American Government (Active)
3
List A: Select one (3-4 units)
Units: 3
ENGL 1C
Critical Reasoning and Writing (Active)
3
or
PHIL 4
Critical Thinking and Writing (Active)
3
List B: Select one (3 units)
Units: 3
ART 6
Art Appreciation (Active)
3
or
MUS 15
Music Appreciation (Active)
3
List C: (0-12 units)
Units: 3
CD 25A
Art Methods (Active)
3
or
ART 25A
Art Methods (Active)
3
or
CD 8A
American Education in a Changing World (Active)
3
or
MATH 14
Math for the Liberal Arts (Active)
3
or
Total: 51-57

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