2015-2016 Catalog 
    
    Feb 17, 2020  
2015-2016 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Education - Elementary Teacher, Emphasis in Early Childhood, AA (EDECD)


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The Associate of Arts in Elementary Education with an emphasis in Early Childhood Education provides the foundation coursework for future teachers in elementary education and an introduction to teaching young children (pre-Kindergarten -2 grade) and is designed for students planning to transfer to an Elementary Education Bachelor’s degree program at all Arizona public universities. Students planning to transfer to a university other than an Arizona public university are urged to contact an advisor. For more information regarding the AA, Elementary and Middle School Teacher with an Emphasis in Early Childhood Education, see the Elementary Education webpage.

Note: For a course to be eligible for transfer, the student must receive a “C” or better. Acceptance of a transfer course is determined by the receiving institution.

General Education Credits: 35-36


See the Arizona General Education Curriculum (AGEC - A)  section of this catalog for details.

A. Freshman Composition: 6


B. Mathematics: 3


C. Arts and Humanities: 6


D. Social and Behavioral Sciences: 6


E. Physical and Biological Sciences: 8-9


Education Core Requirements: 9


Content Area Coursework: 12-15


After consulting with the transfer institution and a student services specialist, choose 12-15 credits in a content area, excluding courses already taken for the AGEC-A and other requirements.

Content Emphasis Areas:

History and Social Studies Content Area:


  • Choose 12 credits from any combination of the following prefixes: ANT, HIS, POS, and GHY.

Humanities Content Area:


  • Choose 12 credits from any combination of the following prefixes: ART, ENG, HUM, MUS, and THE.

Language and Cultural Diversity Content Area:


  • Choose 12 credits from any combination of the following prefixes: ASL and SPA.

Math K-6 Focus Content Area:


Science Content Area:


  • Choose 12 credits from any combination of the following prefixes: AST, BIO, CHM, ENV, GHY, GLG, and PHY.

Total Degree Credits: 63-67


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