2019-2020 Catalog Summer Update [Archived]

Elementary Education, AA

The study of elementary education covers knowledge of basic skills in order to teach language arts, mathematics, sciences, and social studies, preparing the student for teacher certification in grades K-8.

This is a sample transfer guide; consult with a counselor or pathway advisor to develop your degree plan.

Associate of Arts

Required Courses

Course NumberTitleCredits
ART 200Art for the Elementary Teacher

3

or

MUS 205Music for Classroom Teacher

3

ENG 110College Writing I

3

or

ENG 160College Writing & Research

4

ENG 111College Writing II: Literature

3

or

COM 113Interpersonal Communication

3

GEO 102World Geography-Maps & Media

3

GEO 109Earth Science Elem Teacher I

3

GEO 209Earth Science Elem Teacher II

3

HRY 102American History to 1877

3

HRY 103American History since 1865

3

HRY 251World History to 1500

3

MATH 116Intermediate Algebra

4

MATH 140Number Concepts Elem/MS Teach

4

MATH 142Geometry Elem/MS Teachers

4

MATH 245Prob&Stats for Elem/MS Teacher

4

PHY 180Phys Science in Elem Education

3

PSI 101American Government

3

PSY 150Introductory Psychology

3

PSY 160Human Growth & Development

3

or

PSY 190Child Psychology

3

SOC 201Intro to Cultural Anthropology

3

WPE 140Elementary Move & Activities

3

Wellness/Physical Education

2

Total Credit Hours: 63

Transfer Notes: Students will choose at least one content major, such as mathematics, integrated science, language arts, or social studies. Upon completion of the bachelor’s degree, students become eligible for certification in grades K-5 in all subjects and grades K-8 in subject areas of major or minor.

Students interested in early childhood education should follow the special education transfer guide, as it works for both special education and early childhood education. Students should speak with an advisor at the school to which they plan to transfer early in their degree progress. All education bachelor’s degree programs have additional admission requirements, such as grade point average, test scores, and volunteer experience.