Degree, Certificate or Diploma
The Education: Elementary program of study is designed for students who wish to become elementary teachers. The curriculum is structured so that students have the opportunity to explore the field of teaching. It is designed for transfer to institutions that offer teaching certificates. Graduates of this program are awarded an Associate of Arts (A.A.) degree.
This program is designed for students intending to transfer to a four-year institution upon completion or work as a paraeducator in a pre-k-12 setting.
What will you do
Career opportunities for certified teachers include teaching in an elementary setting in early childhood through intermediate grades.
Beginning salary range for certified teachers is $30,00-$42,000.
Paraeducator average starting salary $16 per hour.
ENG 105 - Composition I
SPC 112 - Public Speaking
PSY 111 - Introduction to Psychology
EDU 210 - Foundations of Education
ECE 170 - Child Growth and Development
ENG 106 - Composition II
HIS 151 - U.S. History to 1877
HIS 152 - U.S. History Since 1877
EDU 235 - Children's Literature
EDU 245 - Exceptional Learner
MAT 157 - Statistics
BIO 105 - Introductory Biology
LIT 110 - American Literature to Mid 1800s
MAT 114 - Elementary Educators Math I
EDU 240 - Educational Psychology
PHI 101 - Introduction to Philosophy
ENV 111 - Environmental Science
POL 111 - American National Government
EDU 255 - Technology in the Classroom
ART 101 - Art Appreciation
MUS 100 - Music Appreciation
GEO 121 - World Regional Geography
EDU 219 - Field Experience and Seminar
Total Semester Hours Required: 64.0
Upon the successful completion of the program students will:
The Elementary Education AA degree is designed for students who wish to pursue a career as an elementary classroom teacher. Successful graduates earn an Associates of Arts degree and are prepared to transfer to a four-year institution to complete a bachelor’s degree program. Graduates of the program can also work in a pre-k-12 setting as a paraeducator.
The academic program includes education and general education coursework along with a culminating field experience in an elementary school setting. Education coursework explores educational foundations, theory related to practice in a school setting with an emphasis in reading and math content areas. The objective of the program is to prepare students to transfer to a four-year institution teacher preparation program, where teacher certification can be obtained.
*Criminal background checks and fingerprinting is required for the internship experience.