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Elementary Teacher Education
Associate in Arts for Transfer
About the Program
The Early Care and Education Program is designed to educate students in principles of child growth and development, preparing engaging, developmentally and culturally appropriate curriculum and environments, and experience with applying these principles into direct work with children and their families. The program reflects the current and projected needs of the early childhood profession. Courses are designed to satisfy CA Department of Social Services licensing regulations and the Commission on Teacher Credentialing for work permits. Educating and caring for young children requires study, personal and professional integrity, self-reflection and critical thinking. This program prepares students to: apply theories of child development and educational pedagogy with children birth to eight, create enriching educational environments and curriculum, utilize child-centered, emergent and developmentally appropriate approaches to learning, make meaningful connections with families, support children’s understanding of diversity and inclusion, and support children’s social-emotional well-being.
About the Degree
The Las Positas College Early Care and Education program offers courses that lead
to an Associate in Arts in Elementary Teacher
Education for Transfer Degree. The major requirements for the Associate in Arts in Elementary Teacher Education for Transfer Degree align with the Intersegmental Transfer Model Curriculum (TMC) for Elementary Teacher Education. Students will have guaranteed admission to a California State University (CSU) campus upon successful completion of the program requirements. Students should consult with a counselor to determine whether this degree is the best option for their transfer goals. General education requirements should be selected carefully based on the intended transfer institution.
- 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 CA State University General Education – Breadth Requirements.
- 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.
Associate Degrees for Transfer (ADT’s) also require that students must earn a "C " (or "P'') or better in all courses required for the major or area of emphasis.
- Upon the completion of the AA-T in Elementary Teacher Education, the student will be able to demonstrate practices that promote and maintain early Elementary Education teaching standards.
- Upon the completion of the AA-T in Elementary Teacher Education, the student will be able to successfully transition to a CSU Elementary Education Program by completing required coursework and practicum fi eld work.
- Upon the completion of the AA-T in Elementary Teacher Education, the student will be able to synthesize child development and education research and theories to support the development and learning modalities of children.
|BIO 10 Introduction to the Science of Biology or|
|BIO 30 Introduction to College Biology||4|
|CHEM 31 Introduction to College Chemistry||4|
|CMST 1 Fundamentals of Public Speaking||3|
|ECE 10 Introduction to Education||4|
|ECE 56 Child Growth and Development||3|
|ENG 1A Critical Reading and Composition or|
|ENG 1AEX Critical Reading and Composition Expanded||3 - 4|
|ENG 4 Critical Thinking and Writing about Literature||3|
|GEOG 5 World Regional Geography||3|
|GEOL 20 Earth Science for Educators||4|
|HIST 3 World History to 1500||3|
|HIST 7 US History Through Reconstruction||3|
|MATH 27 Number Systems for Educators||3|
|PHYS 10 Descriptive Physics and||3|
|PHYS 10L Descriptive Physics Lab||1|
|POLI 7 Introduction to American Government||4|
|ENG 7 Critical Thinking and Writing Across Disciplines||3|
|THEA 53 Script Analysis||3|
|ARHS 1 Introduction to Art History||3|
|MUS 1 Introduction to Music||3|
|THEA 10 Introduction to Dramatic Arts||3|
|Total Units in the Major||54 - 55|
|General Education and Electives||5 - 6|
See the Las Positas College California State University General Education-Breadth or the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (for CSU) patterns for a listing of areas and courses. Double counting courses in GE and the major is permissible. The number of units that may be double counted will depend on the entry point to the degree program and the optional course(s) taken. Elective units are CSU transferable. Consult with an adviser or a counselor to plan the courses necessary to achieve your academic goal.
Updated: July 2022