Elementary Teacher Education Associate in Arts Degree for Transfer
PROGRAM CODE: 2A31525A
The Associate in Arts in Elementary Teacher Education for Transfer (AA-T), also called the Elementary Teacher Education AA-T Degree, prepares students to transfer to CSU campuses that offer bachelor's degrees in Liberal Studies or Integrated Teacher Education Programs. Ed Code Section 66746-66749 states students earning the Elementary Teacher Education AA-T degree will be granted priority for admission as a Liberal Studies or Integrated Teacher Education Program major to a local CSU, as determined by the CSU campus to which the student applies. The Elementary Teacher Education AA-T Degree is designed for students who will be transferring to a four-year institution, obtaining a Bachelor’s degree and pursuing a teaching credential through a California State University (CSU) integrated or traditional teacher preparation program. Course and degree requirements may vary at each CSU campus therefore it is important that students consult with a Fullerton College Teacher Preparation Counselor and respective university transfer representative to confirm program requirements and transferable work. The Elementary Teacher Education AA-T Degree requires a total of 54-57 units.
The following is required for all AA-T or AS-T degrees, and there are no additional graduation requirements:
- Completion of 60 semester units or 90 quarter units that are eligible for transfer to the California State University, including both of the following:
- The Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or the California State University General Education – Breadth Requirements (for admissions to CSU, it is necessary that the students meet the "Oral Communications" requirement when using IGETC for AA-T or AS-T).
- A minimum of 18 semester units or 27 quarter units in a major or area of emphasis, as determined by the community college district.
- Obtainment of a minimum grade point average of 2.0.
- ADTs also require that students must earn a C or better in all courses required for the major or area of emphasis. A P (Pass) grade is an acceptable grade for a course in the major only if the P is defined to be equivalent to a C or better.
|Required Core Courses (47-49 units):||47-49|
|Introduction to Elementary Classroom Teaching||3|
|Principles of Biology||4|
or BIOL 101 F
or BIOL 101HF
|Honors General Biology|
|Chemistry for Daily Life||4-5|
or CHEM 101 F
|Chemistry for Allied Health Science|
|Earth Science Survey|
and Earth Science Survey Lab
or ESC 107 F
|Earth Science for Educators|
|Mathematics for Future Elementary Teachers||3|
or ENGL 100HF
|Honors College Writing|
|Introduction to Literature||3|
or ENGL 102HF
|Honors Introduction to Literature|
or GEOG 100HF
|Honors Global Geography|
|World Civilizations to 1550 (formerly World Civilizations I)||3|
or HIST 112HF
|Honors World Civilizations to 1550 (formerly Honors World Civilizations I)|
|History of the United States to 1877 (formerly History of the United States I)||3|
or HIST 170HF
|Honors History of the United States to 1877 (formerly Honors History of the United States I)|
or POSC 100HF
|Honors American Government|
|List A - Select one course from the following list (3-4 units):||3-4|
|Critical Reasoning and Writing||4|
or ENGL 103HF
|Honors Critical Reasoning and Writing|
|Critical Thinking and Writing About Literature||4|
|Intermediate College Writing||3|
|Critical Thinking and Writing||3|
|List B - Select one course from the following list (3 units):||3|
ART 110 F
|Introduction to the Theatre||3|
Outcome 1: Know and understand the established as well as recent theories of child development.
Outcome 2: Analyze and think critically about the teacher’s comprehensive role in early learning and development settings.
Outcome 3: Apply human development theory to observation and practice.