Elementary Teacher Education

Student Transfer Achievement Reform (STAR) Act (SB1440)

Associate in Arts Degree
Career/Technical* (Major Code: 01407)

Designed to prepare students for transfer into a Liberal Studies program at a four-year university by offering students a breadth of study relevant to a California Elementary (Multiple Subject) Teaching Credential. Additional requirements for the Elementary Teacher Education major vary at each CSU campus. Students should verify the major preparation required at the CSU they wish to attend with a counselor.

Program Student Learning Outcome Statement

  • Assess the personality traits necessary to become a successful teacher and evaluate whether teaching is an appropriate career.
Required Core
ED 200TEACHING AS A PROFESSION3
or ENGL 200 TEACHING AS A PROFESSION
CD 170PRINCIPLES OF CHILD DEVELOPMENT3
BIOL 100
BIOL 101
PRINCIPLES OF BIOLOGY
and PRINCIPLES OF BIOLOGY LABORATORY
4
PHS 101
101L
INTRODUCTION TO THE PHYSICAL SCIENCES
and INTRODUCTION TO PHYSICAL SCIENCE LABORATORY
4
GEOL 104INTRODUCTION TO EARTH SCIENCE3
GEOL 101GENERAL GEOLOGY LABORATORY1
MATH 110MATHEMATICS FOR ELEMENTARY SCHOOL TEACHERS I4
COMM 104PUBLIC SPEAKING3
ENGL 115COLLEGE COMPOSITION: READING AND WRITING ANALYTICALLY4
ENGL 220INTRODUCTION TO LITERATURE3
GEOG 106WORLD REGIONAL GEOGRAPHY3
HIST 106WORLD HISTORY I3
HIST 100AMERICAN CIVILIZATION I3
PS 102INTRODUCTION TO AMERICAN GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS3
List A
Select one of the following:3-4
CRITICAL THINKING AND ARGUMENT
LOGIC AND CRITICAL THINKING
ARGUMENTATION AND DEBATE
List B
Select one of the following:3
INTRODUCTION TO ART
INTRODUCTION TO THE THEATRE
ART HISTORY-RENAISSANCE TO CONTEMPORARY
List C
Select 0-10 additional units of the following if needed:0-10
Any courses not selected above.
Any course that is articulated as lower division preparation for the Liberal Arts, Integrated Teacher Education, or other similar major at a CSU.
One of the following:
MATHEMATICS FOR ELEMENTARY SCHOOL TEACHERS II
CHILDREN'S MATHEMATICAL THINKING
PHYSICAL EDUCATION FOR ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
MUSICIANSHIP FOR GENERAL ELEMENTARY TEACHERS
Total Units50-61
*

Students planning to transfer to a four-year college or university should complete courses specific to the transfer institution of choice. University requirements vary from institution to institution and are subject to change. Therefore, it is important to verify transfer major preparation and general education requirements through consultation with a counselor in either the Counseling Center or Transfer Center. See catalog Transfer Courses Information section for further information. 

NOTE:

  1. Additional requirements for the Elementary Teacher Education major vary at each CSU campus. It is highly recommended that students meet with counselors to discuss courses that are required by local CSU campuses and encourage students to take some of these additional courses prior to transfer.
  2. This TMC has been designed to meet the introductory content area subject matter requirements for teaching at the elementary school level. Careful consideration was given to identify a specific match to CSU general education requirements for transfer.
  3. Due to considerable overlap between the major requirements and general education (GE), this TMC presumes that all courses in the TMC do fill the indicated CSU-GE requirement. If the courses at a given college do not currently fill all the indicated GE requirements, colleges may want to pursue further CSU-GE approval, or a TMC-aligned degree may not be possible within the SB 1440-mandated 60 unit maximum for the total degree.