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A.A. Elementary Education

Elementary Education

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Students should consult the catalog of the institution to which they expect to transfer and should select appropriate courses in consultation with their advisor.

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  • Associate of Arts
    Elementary Education

    This program offers coursework leading to an Associate of Arts Degree for students planning to transfer to a four-year institution and pursue advanced studies in Elementary Education. Courses are designed to provide the initial foundational program to prepare qualified teaching and related personnel for the public school system.
    Part-time students and others who cannot follow this sequence should check course descriptions in the catalog to determine prerequisites and should consult their academic advisor regarding the order in which they take courses.
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    Required Core - 66/67 Total Credits

    First Year - Fall Semester     (18/19) Credits
    Teaching and Learning  (3)
    College Writing I  (3)
    General Psychology  (3)
    Intro to Public Speaking  (3)
    Intro to Computers  (3)
    *Math Core  (3/4)
    First Year - Spring Semester     (16) Credits
    Health Issues for Education  (3)
    College Writing II  (3)
    Developmental Psychology  (3)
    Enjoyment of Music  (3)
    *Physical Science Core  (3)
    *Physical Science Core Lab  (1)
    Second Year - Fall Semester     (16) Credits
    Introduction to Teaching Exceptional Learners  (3)
    Introduction to Sociology  (3)
    Introduction to Native American Studies  (3)
    *Humanities Core  (3)
    *Life Science Core  (3)
    *Life Science Core Lab  (1)
    Second Year - Spring Semester     (16) Credits
    Human Growth and Development  (3)
    Early Field Experience  (1)
    Educational Psychology  (3)
    American History I  (3)
    American History II  (3)
    Introduction to American Government  (3)
    *Humanities Core  (3)
    Upon completion of this program
    students will possess the basic liberal arts educational core to:

    • Effectively teach reading, math, writing, computers, music, art, physical education, science, social science and history at the elementary level and possess the skills to transfer to a four-year program to complete this program of study or support instruction of the classroom teacher as an assistant;

    • Explain the development of a child and the human concepts of learning and behavior;

    • Develop classroom rules and teach proper group behavior;

    • Identify learning challenges for students and describe the Individualized Education Plan (IEP).