Degrees - Educational Studies

Elementary Teacher Education - Associate in Arts Degree in Elementary Teacher Education For Transfer

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The Associate in Arts in Elementary Teacher Education for Transfer degree (AA-T) is designed for prospective California State

University (CSU) transfer students who are preparing for careers as Elementary School Teachers.

To qualify for the Associate in Arts in Elementary Teacher Education for Transfer a student must complete the following requirements:

  • Minimum of 60 CSU-transferable semester units.
  • Minimum grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.0 in all CSU-transferable coursework. While a minimum G.P.A. of 2.0 is required for admission, some majors may require a higher G.P.A. Please consult with a counselor for more information.
  • Certified completion of the California State University General Education-Breadth pattern (Option 2); OR the Cal State version of the Intersegment General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC - Option 3).
  • Completion of all the courses in the major as detailed below. Courses for the major must be completed with a grade of C or better or a "P" if the course is taken on a "pass-no pass" basis.

Note: Four-Year institutions do not recommend students take major prep courses for Pass/No Pass.

PROGRAM LEVEL STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES

Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Make an informed decision regarding pursuing a multiple subject teaching credential and be eligible for a seamless transfer to a CSU Teacher Preparation Pathway.
  • Work effectively with students, teachers, parents, colleagues, and administrators in a school and classroom setting.

Requirements for the degree:

All courses must be completed with a grade of "C" or better.

Course Units
Education C200 - The Teaching Profession 3.5
Psychology C116 - Child Growth and Development 3.0
Biology C100 - Introduction to Biology 3.0
Biology C100L - Introduction to Biology Lab 1.0
Chemistry C140 - Survey of Chemistry and Physics
OR
Physics C140 - Survey of Chemistry and Physics
4.0
Geology C106 - Earth Sciences for Teachers
OR
Geology C105 - General Geology
AND
Geology C105L - Geology Lab
4.0
Mathematics C104 - Mathematics for Elementary Teachers 3.0
Communication Studies C110 - Public Speaking 3.0
English C100 - Freshman Composition 3.0
English C140 - Appreciation of Literature 3.0
Geography C100 - World Regional Geography 3.0
History C161 - World History 1 3.0
History C170 - United States History to 1876 3.0
Political Science C180 - American Government 3.0

List A

Select one course

Course Units
English C102 - Critical Reasoning, Reading, and Writing 3.0
Subtotal 3.0

List B

Select one course

Course Units
Music C100 - History and Appreciation of Music 3.0
Subtotal 3.0

List C

Select 0 to 11.5 additional units

Course Units
Education C103 - Introduction to Computers In Education:
Technology Proficiencies for Teachers 1
2.0
Education C104 - Introduction to Teaching and Learning in Diverse
Contemporary Classrooms
1.0
English C143 - Children's Literature 3.0
Mathematics C103 - Statistics for Elementary Teachers 3.0
Mathematics C106 - Geometry for Elementary Teachers 3.0
Theater Arts C100 - Introduction to Theater 3.0
Total Required for the Major: 48.5
Total for Degree: 60.0

CSU General Education or IGETC pattern: 37-39 units

Transfer Electives as needed to reach 60 transferable units

Educational Studies - Certificate of Accomplishment

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This certificate is designed to meet the needs of students following various pathways to classroom teaching:

  • The paraprofessional or aspiring paraprofessional teacher aide.
  • The aspiring paraprofessional or currently employed paraprofessional teacher aide seeking a career ladder approach to a teaching credential.
  • The teacher aide paraprofessional who has decided against pursuing an AA credential but would like to retain paraprofessional status.
  • Teacher preparation students on a transfer pathway who desire educational courses to be recognized via a certificate.

PROGRAM LEVEL STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES

Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Apply skills in order to pursue a career in teaching or a related field or make an informed decision that the teaching profession is not a good personal career choice.
  • Work effectively with students, teachers, parents, colleagues, and administrators in a school and classroom setting.
  • Apply the major theories of psychology in understanding social and psychological problems.

Students will complete all of the following:

Course ID Name Units
EDUC C200 The Teaching Profession (40 hours fieldwork/tutoring required) 3.5
EDUC C104 Introduction to Teaching and Learning in Diverse Contemporary Classrooms (10 hours fieldwork/observations required) 1.0
EDUC C103 Introduction to Computers in Education: Technology Proficiencies for Teachers I 2.0
EDUC C180 Family, School, and Community Partnerships (10 hours fieldwork/observations required) 3.0
PSYC C116
OR
PSYC C118
Child Growth and Development
OR
Life Span Developmental Psychology
3.0
Subtotal 12.5

Program Electives

Select 5 units from the list below:

(Students are advised to meet with a counselor or contact the TEACh3office for assistance in course selection to ensure alignment with students' career goals, educational plans, and/or credential requirements)

Course ID Name Units
CHEM C105 Chemistry Exploration for Teachers 2.0
EDUC C101 Tutor Training 0.5
ENGL C143 Children's Literature 3.0
INTERNATIONAL LANGUAGE: American Sign Language, Arabic, Chinese, French, Italian, Japanese, Spanish, or Vietnamese 1.0-5.0
HLTH C100 Personal Health 3.0
HSVC C100 Introduction to Human Services 3.0
LING C100 Introduction to Linguistics 3.0
MATH C103 Statistics for Elementary Teachers 3.0
MATH C104 Mathematics for Elementary Teachers 3.0
MATH C106 Geometry for Elementary Teachers 3.0
SPED C130 Techniques for Paraprofessionals working with the Developmentally Delayed 1.0
Subtotal Electives 5.0
Total for Certificate 17.5

Liberal Studies (for Teaching) - Associate of Arts Degree Major

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Coastline's Liberal Studies/Teaching Specialization A.A. Degree

The Liberal Studies/Teaching Specialization A.A. Degree offers future elementary school teachers an articulated transfer pathway and career ladder for a B.A. in Liberal Studies and the multiple-subject teaching credential. The focus of the degree is on content knowledge needed to teach in a K-8 setting and education courses that include early fieldwork opportunities for observation and practice. Coursework prepares students for the Multiple Subject CSET exam as required by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing for elementary school teachers in both regular and special education. As a stand-alone degree without transfer, the A.A., aligned with the requirements for No Child Left Behind, helps students become effective elementary school paraprofessionals in regular or special education classrooms. The degree is also appropriate for students pursuing a career other than in elementary school teaching (such as tutors and parents providing home schooling) who would like their course of studies and degree recognition to include an emphasis in liberal studies and teacher preparation curricula. Students may select courses to simultaneously earn the Certificate in Educational Studies as well.

PROGRAM LEVEL STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES

Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Apply skills in order to pursue a career in teaching or a related field or make an informed decision that the teaching profession is not a good personal career choice.
  • Work effectively with students, teachers, parents, colleagues, and administrators in a school and classroom setting.
  • Apply the major theories of psychology in understanding social and psychological problems.

Requirements for the Major

All courses must be completed with a grade of "C" or better.

Complete one course in each area.

Course Group Course
A1 3 units-Oral Communication-CMST C110
A2 3 units-Written Communication-ENGL C100
A3 3 units-Critical Thinking-ENGL C102 or PHIL C115

Select at least one course from B1, one from B2, one from B3, and at least one from B4.

Course Group Course
B1 2 to 3 units-Survey of Chemistry and Physics - CHEM C105, PHYS C185
B2 3 units-Introduction to Biology-BIOL C100 Survey of Earth Science-GEOL C105 and C105L
B3 1 unit-Lab-BIOL C100L
B4 3 units-Mathematics-MATH C103, C104, C106

Select at least one course from C1, one from C2, and one additional course from C1 or C2

Course Group Course
C1 3 units-Arts-MUS C100 or THEA 100
C2 3 units-Literature-ENGL C102 C140, C150, C155, C181, C270, C275, PHIL C120

Take a US History course and an American Government course and at least one additional course from group D.

Course Group Course
D 3 units-American Government-PSCI C180
3 units-US History-HIST C170

3 units from the following:

Course ID Name Units
HIST C161 World History 3.0
GEOG C100 World Geography 3.0
HIST C150 California History 3.0

Take one course in group E.

Course ID Name Units
PSYC C116 Child and Adolescent Development 3.0

Additional Requirement-Complete the following courses:

Course ID Name Units
EDUC C103 Introduction to Computers in Education: Technology 2.0
EDUC C104 Introduction to Teaching and Learning in Diverse Contemporary 1.0
EDUC C200 The Teaching Profession 3.5
Subtotal for Major 45.5-46.5
Total for Degree 60.0

Electives

Take additional courses to complete at least 60 units. Select courses based on the program requirements at the university you would like to transfer to. See your counselor when selecting these courses.

Suggested Electives:

  • 3 units-Family, School, and Community Partnerships-EDUC C180
  • 3 units-Children's Literature-ENGL C143

Federal Gainful Employment Disclosure

Use the link below to view Coastline Community Colleges Federal Gainful Employment Disclosure for this program. These reports provide you, the student, with important information regarding the costs, benefits, and potential employment options of our degree and certificate programs.

Gainful Employment Disclosure

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