Elementary Teacher Education

The Elementary Teacher Education AA-T degree provides students with core concepts and issues related to teaching diverse learners in today's contemporary schools TK-12. You will learn about teaching as a career, historical and philosophical educational issues such as content and teacher performance standards. In additional to class time, the course requires 45 hours of structured fieldwork in a public school elementary classroom(s).

Core Elementary Teacher Education classes include:
  • Introduction to Elementary Classroom Teaching
  • Child Development
  • Math for Elementary Teachers
  • World Civilizations
  • United States History

        .....and more to prepare you with liberal arts courses for credential exams

Elementary Teacher Education Majors go into a variety of careers. Some examples are:

At the Associate's Level:

At the Bachelor's Level:

At the Master's/Doctorate Level:

Teacher Assistant Elementary Teacher (w/credential) College Professor
After School Program Aide Health Educator Instructional Coordinator
Recreation Program Assistant Special Education Instructor  Reading Specialist
  Admissions Counselor School Counselor
  Juvenile Corrections Worker School Administrator

Please see a counselor for major preparation and general education that will best meet your specific goals.

AA-T/AS-T = Associate of Arts/Science Degree for Transfer Earned by completing requirements in the academic major, a transfer general education pattern, and a total of 60 transferable units that would be the typical first two years of a 4-year degree; provides a clear transfer pathway to CSU.
AA/AS = Associate of Arts/Science Degree Earned by completing requirements in the academic major, a general education pattern, and a total of 60 degree-applicable units.
COA = Certificate of Achievement Formally recognizes a student’s competence in a program of study and prepares students for employment in a career/technical field. Also available for completion of a General Education Pattern for transfer. Will appear on the student’s academic transcript.
SAC = Skills Attainment Certificate Prepares students for employment with experience in specific career/technical fields. Do not appear on official transcripts.
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