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Arts & Letters Division

Dr. David Hudson, Dean

For more information contact:
Laurie Camody
Division Coordinator
lcamody@gwc.cccd.edu
714-895-

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ELEMENTARY TEACHER EDUCATION

The Associate of Arts in Elementary Teacher Education for Transfer Degree is designed for students seeking to enter the teaching profession with K-8 settings and plan to transfer to a four-year college or university to pursue the baccalaureate degree and to meet California state requirements for teaching. With careful planning the student desiring to transfer will be able to complete the Associate in Arts Degree while concurrently satisfying the lower division transfer preparation for the baccalaureate degree and the requirements for the State-approved Multiple Subjects Credential Program.

Associate in Arts Degree In Elementary Teacher Education For Transfer

Required courses


Associate in Arts Degree In Elementary Teacher Education For Transfer

The Associate of Arts in Elementary Teacher Education for Transfer Degree is designed for students seeking to enter the teaching profession with K-8 settings and plan to transfer to a four-year college or university to pursue the baccalaureate degree and to meet California state requirements for teaching. With careful planning the student desiring to transfer will be able to complete the Associate in Arts Degree while concurrently satisfying the lower division transfer preparation for the baccalaureate degree and the requirements for the State-approved Multiple Subjects Credential Program. Program Level Learning Outcomes Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:

1. Explain the historical context of elementary education, including its relationship to contemporary society and culture.

2. Identify qualities of an effective teacher as outlined in the California Standards for Teaching Profession.

3. Have significant preparation in meeting subject matter competency in preparation for the Multiple Subject Examination Teaching exam (MSET).

4. Develop a comprehensive professional portfolio for the teaching profession.

5. Obtain early classroom experiences via observational and practical experiences in the classroom.

Required Core: 41 – 47 units

EDUC G200 – The Teaching Profession – 3 units

GEOL G110 – Physical Geology – 4 units

or

GEOL G106 – Earth Science for Teachers – 4 units

COMM G110/G110H – Public Speaking – 3 units

ENGL G100/G100H – Freshman Composition – 4 units

PHSC G100 – Introductory Physical Science – 4 units

BIOL G100 – Introduction to Biology – 4 units

MATH G104 – Mathematics for Elementary Teachers – 3 units

HIST G161 – World History 1 – 3 units

HIST G170 – History of the U.S. to 1876 – 3 units

ENGL G112 – Appreciation of Literature – 3 units

GEOG G100 – World Regional Geography – 3 units

PSCI G180– American Government – 3 units

PSYC G116 – Child Growth and Development – 3 units

List A: Select one course from:

ENGL G110 – Critical Thinking, Reading and Writing through Literature – 4 units

ENGL G110H – Critical Thinking, Reading and Writing through Literature, Honors – 4 units 

List B: Select one course from:

ART G100– Introduction to Art – 3 units

MUS G101/G101H– History and Appreciation of Music – 3 units

THEA G100– Introduction to the Theater – 3 units

DANC G101 – Viewing Dance – 3 units

Additional requirements for the Elementary Teacher Education major vary at each transfer institution. It is highly recommended that students discuss other possible courses that are part of the major preparation with their counselor prior to transfer. See some suggestions below:

List C: (up to 12 additional units to meet the 60 unit AA degree requirement)

EDUC G102 – Teaching in Diverse  Contemporary Classrooms – 1 unit

EDUC G103 – Technological Proficiencies for Teachers I – 2 units

ENGL 143 – Children’s Literature – 3 units

ENGL G270 – British Literature to 1800 – 3 units

ENGL G275 – British Literature since 1800 – 3 units

ENGL G150 – American Literature through the Civil War (1865) – 3 units

ENGL G155 – American Literature 1865 to Present – 3 units

HIST G162 – World History 2 – 3 units

PHIL G100 – Introduction to Philosophy – 3 units

PHIL G102 – History of Ancient Philosophy – 3 units

PHIL G120 – Ethics – 3 units

THEA G106 – Acting 1 – 3 units

MATH G103 – Statistics for Teachers – 3 units

or

MATH G160 – Introduction to Statistics – 4 units

MUS G103– World Music – 3 units

PSYC 118 – Life Span Developmental Psychology – 3 units

Major Total: 48-54 units

CSU General Education Breadth or IGETC Pattern: 37-39 units

Total units that may be double-counted: 37-39

Transferable Electives (as needed to reach 60 units) 6-12

DEGREE TOTAL UNITS (maximum): 60 units

( ) Description in parentheses indicates credit earned in AAT

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EDUCATION G102 – 1 Unit

Course Outline

Teaching Diverse Contemporary Classrooms

Introduction to teaching and learning skills for potential teachers. This course will address the qualities of an effective teacher, components and purposes of an effective professional portfolio and critical issues in diverse contemporary classrooms. Course includes 10 hours of arranged fieldwork. Lecture. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC.

EDUCATION G103 – 2 Units

Course Outline

Technology Proficiencies for Teachers I

Advisories: Computer Business Applications G101 and CBA G145

Based on the Technology Standards for a CA K-12 Preliminary Teaching Credential, this class focuses on the technology proficiencies required prior to credential candidates being issued a preliminary Multiple or Single Subject Credential. Students successfully completing a portfolio in technology proficiencies related to K-12 curriculum will receive a Proficiency Training Certificate from the Orange County Department of Education. Most, but not all, technology application skills are transferable between the Macintosh and Windows environment. ADVISORIES: CBA G101 and CBA G145. Lecture & lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU.

EDUCATION G200 – 3 Units

Course Outline

The Teaching Profession

Advisories: English G100

This course examines the opportunities, requirements, responsibilities and rewards in teaching, as well as the skills needed and problems encountered in the classroom. Course includes 45 hours of assigned fieldwork.C-ID EDUC 200. Lecture & lab. Letter grade only. Transferable to CSU; UC.

The Associate in Arts Degree for Transfer (AA-T) in Elementary Teacher Education will transfer to the following California State Universities:

CSU Bakersfield
CSU Channel Islands
CSU Chino
CSU Dominguez Hills
CSU East Bay
CSU Fresno
CSU Fullerton
CSU Humbolt
CSU Long Beach
CSU Los Angeles
CSU Monterey Bay
CSU Northridge
CSU Pomona
CSU Sacramento
CSU San Bernadino
CSU San Diego
CSU San Francisco
CSU San Jose
CSU San Marcos
CSU Sonoma
CSU Stanislaus

The list of CSU campuses for this major was provided by the California State University’s A Degree with a Guarantee. For more detailed information, visit their website: http://adegreewithaguarantee.com/