2018-2019 Spring Edition 
    Jan 23, 2020  
2018-2019 Spring Edition [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Elementary Teacher Education Associate in Arts for Transfer

Upon completion of the Associate in Arts in Elementary Teacher Education for Transfer degree, students will have a strong foundation in introductory content area subject matter requirements for teaching at the elementary school level. Students will also have the opportunity to participate in supervised fieldwork in K-12 settings. Students who complete the Associate in Arts Degree in Elementary Teacher Education for Transfer receive priority admission to the California State University system, though admission to a specific campus is not guaranteed. While an associate degree may support attempts to gain entry-level employment or promotion, a baccalaureate or higher degree is recommended for those considering professional careers, which can be achieved through transfer.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Students who complete this program will be able to:

  • Demonstrate introductory subject matter competency for the Multiple Subject California Subject Examination for Teachers (CSET).
  • Compare and contrast teaching strategies and approaches appropriate to students of diverse needs, abilities, and backgrounds.
  • Discuss the historical influences and current trends in education.


Graduation Requirements
The following is required for all AA-T or AS-T degrees:

  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.
  1. Obtainment of a minimum grade point average of 2.0. Students must earn a “C” (or “P” Pass) or better in all courses required for the major or area of emphasis.

Total Units for the Major: 55

*Course has a prerequisite, corequisite, limitation, or recommended preparation; see course description.