Liberal Studies: Elementary Education

The program below is undergoing modification and the modification will be placed into an addendum upon Chancellor’s Office approval - see your counselor for further information and visit the college website under www.swccd.edu/catalog link for the latest addenda updates.

Associate in Arts
Transfer Preparation* (Major Code: 01800)

Designed to prepare students for transfer into a liberal studies program at a four-year university. The required courses in art, communication, composition, exercise science, foreign language, health, history, life sciences, literature, mathematics, music, philosophy, and psychology offer students a breadth of study across disciplines. In this integrated course of study, students learn to think critically, communicate clearly and effectively, and understand the underlying connections among different subjects.

Program Student Learning Outcome Statement

  • Assess the personality traits necessary to become a successful teacher and evaluate whether teaching is an appropriate career.
Language and Literature
ENGL 115COLLEGE COMPOSITION: READING AND WRITING ANALYTICALLY4
Select one of the following:3
ORAL COMMUNICATION
PUBLIC SPEAKING
INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION
Select one of the following:3
ARGUMENTATION AND DEBATE
CRITICAL THINKING AND ARGUMENT
LOGIC AND CRITICAL THINKING
Select one of the following:3
INTRODUCTION TO LITERATURE
WORLD LITERATURE I
WORLD LITERATURE II
MULTICULTURAL LITERATURE
History and Social Science
HIST 106WORLD HISTORY I3
Select one of the following:3
AFRICAN-AMERICAN HISTORY I
AFRICAN-AMERICAN HISTORY I
MEXICAN-AMERICAN HISTORY I
MEXICAN-AMERICAN HISTORY I
AMERICAN CIVILIZATION I
Select one of the following:3
AFRICAN-AMERICAN HISTORY II
AFRICAN-AMERICAN HISTORY II
MEXICAN-AMERICAN HISTORY II
MEXICAN-AMERICAN HISTORY II
AMERICAN CIVILIZATION II
INTRODUCTION TO AMERICAN GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS (Highly recommended for students seeking Social Science degree authorization)
Mathematics
MATH 110MATHEMATICS FOR ELEMENTARY SCHOOL TEACHERS I4
MATH 111MATHEMATICS FOR ELEMENTARY SCHOOL TEACHERS II4
MATH 112CHILDREN'S MATHEMATICAL THINKING1
Science
BIOL 100PRINCIPLES OF BIOLOGY3
BIOL 101PRINCIPLES OF BIOLOGY LABORATORY1
Visual and Performing Arts
ART 104INTRODUCTION TO ART3
or TA 100 SURVEY OF DRAMA
MUS 103MUSICIANSHIP FOR GENERAL ELEMENTARY TEACHERS3
Exercise Science and Health
ES/T 200PHYSICAL EDUCATION FOR ELEMENTARY SCHOOL2
HLTH 101PRINCIPLES OF HEALTHFUL LIVING3
Values, Ethics and Individual Perspective
PHIL 106WORLD RELIGIONS3
or PHIL 120 ETHICS: THEORY AND PRACTICE
PSYC 101GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY3
PSYC 230DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY3
or CD 170 PRINCIPLES OF CHILD DEVELOPMENT
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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.

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Transfer course acceptable for substitution to fulfill SDSU course requirement.

Foreign Language Requirement

Complete a second semester level foreign language course if the foreign language requirement has not been completed.

Note: Students in the bilingual track of Spanish can fulfill this requirement by completing SPAN 215.

San Diego State University

The Southwestern College associate degree requirements for Liberal Studies: Elementary Education are modeled after San Diego State’s and will fulfill most of the requirements. Please see a counselor for additional requirements.

All SDSU majors (1991–92 or later catalog) are required to prepare an assessment portfolio that demonstrates their mastery of the subject matter. Because a portfolio should show growth in ability, syllabi and samples (graded papers, exams, and projects) should be saved from all lower-division courses.

All SDSU majors (2003–04 or later catalog) are also required to pass part or all of the California Subject Examination for Teachers—Multiple Subject (CSET-MS), depending upon their career goal.