Elementary Teacher Education, Associate in Arts Degree for Transfer
Banner code: 2_AAT_ETED
Financial aid: Eligible
The Elementary Education Associate of Arts for Transfer is designed for students seeking to enter the teaching profession, typically in K-8 settings, and planning to transfer to a four year college or university to pursue the Baccalaureate degree in order to meet California state requirements for teaching. With careful planning the student desiring to transfer will be able to complete the Associate in Arts Degree while concurrently satisfying the lower division transfer preparation for the Baccalaureate degree and the requirements for the State-approved Multiple Subjects Credential Program.
Program Level Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:
- Explain the historical context of elementary education, including its relationship to contemporary society and culture.
- Identify qualities of an effective teacher as outlined in the California Standards for Teaching Profession.
- Develop significant preparation in meeting subject matter competency in preparation for the Multiple Subject Examination Teaching exam (MSET).
- Develop a comprehensive professional portfolio for the teaching profession.
- Obtained early classroom experiences via observational and practical experiences in the classroom.
Associate Degree for Transfer Graduation Requirements
Associate Degrees for Transfer require students to meet the following requirements:
- Completion of 60 semester units or 90 quarter units of degree-applicable courses,
- Minimum overall grade point average of 2.0,
- Minimum grade of “C” (or “P”) for each course in the major, and
- Completion of IGETC and/or CSU GE-Breadth.
Students should consult a GWC counselor in order to select the best pathway to meet their educational goals. For students who intend to transfer, the choice of general education will be specific to both their major and transfer institution.
|Required Courses - Core|
|EDUC G200||The Teaching Profession||3|
|ENGL G100||Freshman Composition||4|
|COMM G110||Public Speaking||3|
|GEOL G110||Physical Geology||4|
|or GEOL G106||Earth Science For Teachers|
|PHSC G100||Introductory Physical Science||4|
|BIOL G100||Introduction To Biology||4|
|MATH G104||Mathematics For Elementary Teachers||3|
|HIST G161||World History 1||3|
|HIST G170||History Of The United States To 1876||3|
|ENGL G112||Appreciation Of Literature||3|
|GEOG G100||World Regional Geography||3|
|PSCI G180||American Government||3|
|PSYC G116||Child Growth and Development||3|
|ENGL G110||Critical Thinking, Reading And Writing Through Literature||4|
|Select one of the following:||3|
|ART G100||Introduction to Art||3|
|MUS G101/G101H||History & Appreciation Of Music||3|
|THEA G100||Introduction to the Theater||3|
|DANC G101||Viewing Dance||3|
|Select up to 10 additional units to meet the 60 unit AA degree requirement: 1||0-12|
|EDUC G102||Teaching Diverse Contemporary Classrooms||1|
|EDUC G103||Technology Proficiencies For Teachers I||2|
|ENGL G143||Children's Literature||3|
|ENGL G270||British Literature to 1800||3|
|ENGL G275||British Literature Since 1800||3|
|ENGL G150||American Literature through the Civil War (1865)||3|
|ENGL G155||American Literature 1865 To The Present||3|
|HIST G162||World History 2||3|
|PHIL G100||Introduction to Philosophy||3|
|PHIL G102||History of Ancient Philosophy||3|
|THEA G106||Acting - Fundamentals||3|
|MATH G103||Statistics For Elementary Teachers||3|
|or MATH G160||Introduction To Statistics|
|MUS G103||World Music||3|
|PSYC G118||Life Span Developmental Psychology||3|
|GE Pattern (CSU GE-Breadth or IGETC)||37-39|
|Total units that may be double-counted||37-39|
|Transferable Electives (as needed to reach 60 units) 2||10|
Additional requirements for the Elementary Teacher Education major vary at each transfer institution. It is highly recommended that students discuss other possible courses that are part of the major preparation with their counselor prior to transfer. See some suggestions below.
Credit earned in AAT