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||3.0 Credit(s)|
|SPC 112 - Public Speaking||3.0 Credit(s)|
|PSY 111 - Introduction to Psychology||3.0 Credit(s)|
|EDU 210 - Foundations of Education 1||3.0 Credit(s)|
|ECE 170 - Child Growth and Development 1||3.0 Credit(s)|
Semester Total: 15.0 Credits
|ENG 106 - Composition II||3.0 Credit(s)|
|HIS 151 - U.S. History to 1877||3.0 Credit(s)|
|HIS 152 - U.S. History Since 1877||3.0 Credit(s)|
|EDU 235 - Children’s Literature 1||3.0 Credit(s)|
|EDU 245 - Exceptional Learner 1||3.0 Credit(s)|
|MAT 157 - Statistics||4.0 Credit(s)|
Semester Total: 16.0 Credits
|BIO 105 - Introductory Biology||4.0 Credit(s)|
|LIT 110 - American Literature to Mid 1800s||3.0 Credit(s)|
|MAT 114 - Elementary Educators Math I 1||3 Credit(s)|
|EDU 240 - Educational Psychology 1||3.0 Credit(s)|
|PHI 101 - Introduction to Philosophy||3.0 Credit(s)|
Semester Total: 16.0 Credits
|ENV 111 - Environmental Science||4.0 Credit(s)|
|POL 111 - American National Government||3.0 Credit(s)|
|EDU 255 - Technology in the Classroom 1||3 Credit(s)|
|ART 101 - Art Appreciation||3.0 Credit(s)|
|MUS 100 - Music Appreciation||3.0 Credit(s)|
|GEO 121 - World Regional Geography||3.0 Credit(s)|
|EDU 219 - Field Experience and Seminar 1||1 Credit(s)|
Semester Total: 17.0 Credits
Total Semester Hours Required: 64.0
One elective must also satisfy the diversity requirement.
1Required courses for the program
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.