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Elementary Teacher Education, Associate in Arts Degree for Transfer

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The Associate in Arts in Elementary Teacher Education for Transfer degree (AA-T) is designed for prospective California State University (CSU) transfer students who are preparing for careers as Elementary School Teachers.

 To qualify for the Associate in Arts in Elementary Teacher Education for Transfer a student must complete the following requirements:

  1. Minimum of 60 CSU-transferable semester units.
  2. Minimum grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.0 in all CSU-transferable coursework. While a minimum G.P.A. of 2.0 is required for admission, some majors may require a higher G.P.A. Please consult with a counselor for more information.
  3. Certified completion of the California State University General Education-Breadth pattern (Option 2); OR the Cal State version of the Intersegment General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC – Option 3).
  4. Completion of all the courses in the major as detailed below. Courses for the major must be completed with a grade of C or better or a “P” if the course is taken on a “pass-no pass” basis.

Note: Four-Year institutions do not recommend students take major prep courses for Pass/No Pass.

Program Level Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:

  1. Make an informed decision regarding pursuing a multiple subject teaching credential and be eligible for a seamless transfer to a CSU Teacher Preparation Pathway.
  2. Work effectively with students, teachers, parents, colleagues, and administrators in a school and classroom setting.

Associate Degree for Transfer Requirements

  1. Minimum of 60 CSU-transferable semester units. A minimum of 12 units must be in residence at Coastline College.
  2. Minimum grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.0 in all CSU-transferable coursework.
  3. Completion of a minimum of 18 semester units in an Associate Degree for Transfer major as detailed in the catalog.
  4. Certified Completion of the California State University General Education-Breadth pattern (CSU GE Breadth - Coastline’s Option 2 General Education pattern), OR the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC - Coastline Option 3 General Education pattern).
Course Title Units
Required Core
EDUC C200The Teaching Profession3.5
PSYC C116Child Growth and Development3
BIOL C100Introduction to Biology3
BIOL C100LIntroduction to Biology Lab1
CHEM C140Survey of Chemistry and Physics4
or PHYS C140 Survey of Chemistry and Physics
GEOL C105
C105L
General Geology
and Geology Lab
4
or GEOL C106 Earth Sciences for Teachers
MATH C104Mathematics for Elementary Teachers3
CMST C110Public Speaking3
ENGL C100Freshman Composition4
ENGL C140Appreciation of Literature3
GEOG C100World Regional Geography3
HIST C161World History 13
HIST C170United States History to 18763
PSCI C180American Government3
List A:
Complete one course
ENGL C102Critical Reasoning, Reading, and Writing3
List B:
Complete one course
MUS C100History and Appreciation of Music3
List C:11.5
Complete additional units from the following to meet the 60 unit degree requirement
Introduction to Computers In Education: Technology Proficiencies for Teachers 1
Introduction to Teaching and Learning in Diverse Contemporary Classrooms
Children's Literature
Statistics for Elementary Teachers
Geometry for Elementary Teachers
Introduction to Theater
Total Units61