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.
The following is required for all AA-T or AS-T degrees:
- Completion of minimum 60 semester or 90 quarter units of degree applicable courses.
- Minimum overall grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.0 in all CSU transferable coursework.
- Minimum grade of “C” (or “Pass”) for each course in the major.
- Completion of the California State University General Education (CSU GE) Breadth pattern or the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) pattern. For more information, refer to the catalog section, “Certificate of Achievement” under Graduation, Certificates, and Degree Requirements.
|ED 200||TEACHING AS A PROFESSION||3|
|or ENGL 200||TEACHING AS A PROFESSION|
|CD 170||PRINCIPLES OF CHILD DEVELOPMENT||3|
& BIOL 101
|PRINCIPLES OF BIOLOGY|
and PRINCIPLES OF BIOLOGY LABORATORY
|INTRODUCTION TO THE PHYSICAL SCIENCES|
and INTRODUCTION TO PHYSICAL SCIENCE LABORATORY
|GEOL 104||INTRODUCTION TO EARTH SCIENCE||3|
|GEOL 101||GENERAL GEOLOGY LABORATORY||1|
|MATH 110||MATHEMATICS FOR ELEMENTARY SCHOOL TEACHERS I||4|
|COMM 104||PUBLIC SPEAKING||3|
|ENGL 115||COLLEGE COMPOSITION: READING AND WRITING ANALYTICALLY||4|
|ENGL 220||INTRODUCTION TO LITERATURE||3|
|GEOG 106||WORLD REGIONAL GEOGRAPHY||3|
|HIST 106||WORLD HISTORY I||3|
|HIST 100||AMERICAN CIVILIZATION I||3|
|PS 102||INTRODUCTION TO AMERICAN GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS||3|
|Select one of the following:||3-4|
|CRITICAL THINKING AND ARGUMENT|
|LOGIC AND CRITICAL THINKING|
|ARGUMENTATION AND DEBATE|
|Select one of the following:||3|
|INTRODUCTION TO ART|
|INTRODUCTION TO THE THEATRE|
|ART HISTORY-RENAISSANCE TO CONTEMPORARY|
|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|
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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.