Elementary Teacher Education AA-T Degree

The Associate in Arts in Elementary Teacher Education for Transfer, also called the Elementary Teacher Education AA-T Degree, is designed to prepare students for a seamless transfer with junior status to a CSU campus in a program or major in Liberal Studies, Integrated Teacher Education Programs for completion of a baccalaureate degree. Upon successful completion of courses leading to the Elementary Teacher Education AA-T Degree the student will be able to know and understand the established as well as recent theories of child development and apply human development theory to observation and practice. The successful student will be able to analyze and think critically about the teacher’s role in early learning and development settings.

This degree requires students to meet both of the following requirements:

  1. Completion of 60 semester units that are eligible for transfer to the California State University, including both of the following:
    1. The Intersegmental GE Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or the California State University GE-Breadth Requirements (CSU GE-B).
    2. A minimum of 18 semester units in a major or area of emphasis. All courses in the major or area of emphasis must be completed with a grade of "C" or better.
  2. Obtainment of a minimum grade point average of 2.0.

The Elementary Teacher Education AA-T Degree requires students to complete 60 CSU transferable units, including completion of CSU GE-B and 55 units in the major with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better. Units for the major may be double-counted for CSU GE-B only (not IGETC). Elementary Teacher Education AA-T degree works only with the CSU General Education pattern. There are no additional graduation requirements. Students planning to complete the degree should consult with a counselor for more information on university admission and transfer requirements.

Required CoursesUnits
EDUC 001Introduction to Elementary Classroom Teaching3
BI 004Elements of Biology4
CH 003Introductory General Chemistry4
COMM 001Introduction to Public Speaking3
ECE 010Child Growth & Development3
ENG 001AComposition4
ENG 002Argumentative Writing & Critical Thinking thru Literature4
G 010The Earth Sciences4
GEOG 007Regional Geography3
HIST 003History of World Civilization I3
HIST 017US History through Reconstruction3
MATH 011Math Concepts for Elementary School Teachers - Number Systems4
PH 001Introductory Physics4
PS 001Introduction to Government3
SOC 004Sociological Analysis& Critical Thinking3
Select one course from the following:
Introduction to Art
Introduction to Music
Introduction to Theatre
Required Subtotal55
CSU General Education Pattern 139
Transferable Electives (as needed to reach 60 transferable units) 2

Please refer to Associate Degree for Transfer (SB 1440).