Plan Code: 5019B/C
The cross-disciplinary courses that are part of this AA-T seek to inspire and prepare students, future educators, to teach in urban classrooms, to learn essential professional knowledge including professional teaching standards and ethics, to conduct fieldwork in order to learn how to meet the diverse needs of students and roles of the teacher, and to gain a broad foundation of knowledge across the disciplines that will be necessary for teaching elementary students. Students also develop critical reading, writing, and thinking skills that are pertinent to working in the era of standards-based classroom instruction.
Program Student Learning Outcomes
- Demonstrate the ability to attain the Institutional Student Learning Outcomes (ISLOs).
- Demonstrate introductory subject matter competency and knowledge of integrated studies found in liberal studies.
- Summarize practical knowledge of the teaching profession after completing 45 hours of fieldwork in a public elementary classroom.
This degree requires the completion of General Education coursework plus the following:
|Code Number||Course Title||Units|
|BIO 41/41H||Contemporary Biology||3|
|BIO 41L/41LH||Contemporary Biology Laboratory||1|
|CDECE 45||Child & Adolescent Development DS1||3|
|CHEM 4||Survey of Chemistry and Physics||4|
|or PHYS 4||Survey of Chemistry and Physics|
|COMM 10/10H||Elements of Public Speaking||3|
|EDUC 20||Intro to Elementary Classroom Teaching||3|
|ENGL 1/1H||Reading and Composition||4|
|ENGL 2/2H||Introduction to Literature/Composition||4|
|GEOL 10||Earth Science for Educators||4|
|GEOG 40||World Regional Geography||3|
|HIST 2B||World History to 1500||3|
|HIST 10/10H||Hist./Early America (Colonial-Reconstr)||3|
|MATH 28||Mathematics for Elementary Teaching I||3|
|POLSC 1/1H||Introduction to Government||3|
|IN ADDITION, complete ONE (1) course from LIST A:|
|Argumentative and Critical Writing (4)|
|IN ADDITION, complete ONE (1) course from LIST B:|
|Appreciation of Music (3)|
|Introduction to Theatre (3)|
|Complete one of the following: 1||37-39|
|Transferable Electives (as needed to reach 60 transferable units) 2|
Units for the major may be double-counted for CSU GE or IGETC; see counselor for limitations.
Elective units from course(s) numbered 1-99, if needed, to reach 60 transferable units.
To earn an associate degree for transfer, a student must complete 60 semester units that are eligible for transfer to a CSU that consist of either the IGETC pattern or CSU GE breadth and a major of at least 18 units. Students must have a minimum GPA of 2.0 in all CSU-transferable coursework to receive an associate degree for transfer and all courses in the major must be completed with a C or better. Students earning an associate degree for transfer will not be required to complete any other local graduation requirements.