Elementary Teacher Education Associate in Arts Degree for Transfer


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 following is required for all AA-T or AS-T degrees, and there are no additional graduation requirements: (1) Completion of 60 semester units or 90 quarter units that are eligible for transfer to the California State University, including both of the following: (a) The Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or the California State University General Education – Breadth Requirements. (b) A minimum of 18 semester units or 27 quarter units in a major or area of emphasis, as determined by the community college district. (2) Obtainment of a minimum grade point average of 2.0. (3) 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 not an acceptable grade for courses in the major. The Elementary Teacher Education AA-T Degree requires a total of 53-56 units.

Required Core Courses (47-49 units):47-49
Introduction to Elementary Classroom Teaching3
Child Development3
Principles of Biology4
General Biology
Honors General Biology
Chemistry for Daily Life4-5
Chemistry for Allied Health Science
Elementary Physics4
Earth Science Survey
and Earth Science Survey Lab
Earth Science for Educators
Mathematics for Future Elementary Teachers3
Public Speaking3
College Writing4
Honors College Writing
Introduction to Literature3
Honors Introduction to Literature
Global Geography3
Honors Global Geography
World Civilizations to 1550 (formerly World Civilizations I)3
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
Honors History of the United States to 1877 (formerly Honors History of the United States I)
American Government3
Honors American Government
List A - Select one course from the following list (3-4 units):3-4
Critical Reasoning and Writing4
Honors Critical Reasoning and Writing
Critical Thinking and Writing About Literature4
Intermediate College Writing3
Critical Thinking and Writing3
List B - Select one course from the following list (3 units):3
Introduction to Visual Culture (formerly ART 110 F)3
Music Appreciation3
Introduction to the Theatre3
Total Units53-56

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.