2021-2022 Spring Edition 
    Mar 28, 2023  
2021-2022 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 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. (CSU GE-Breadth)
  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.


Course ID Title Units
CDE 90  * Intro to Elementary Education 3
CDE 7  * Child Growth and Development 3
BIO 20   Introduction to Biology 4
PHYS 30  * Physics and Chemistry for Elementary Educators 4
GEOL 20   Introduction to Earth Science 4
MATH 14  * Mathematics for Elementary School Teachers 5
COMM 1  * or Communication Fundamentals 3
COMM 1H  * Honors Communications Fundamentals 3
ENG 1A  * or Principles of Composition I 4
ENG 1AH  * Honors Principles of Composition I 4
ENG 25  * or Introduction to Literature 3
ENG 25H  * Honors Introduction to Literature 3
GEOG 3   World Regional Geography 3
HIST 4   World History to 1500 3
HIST 16   History of the United States to 1876 3
PS 1  or American Government 3
PS 1H   Honors American Government 3
Group A:  Select one  
ENG 1B  * or Principles of Composition II 3
ENG 1BH  * Honors Principles of Composition II 3
ENG 70  * Reasoning and College Reading 3
Group B:  Select one  
ARTH 20   Art Appreciation 3
DANC 64   History of Dance 3
MUS 20   Music Appreciation 3
TA 20   Theatre Appreciation 3



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