2013-2014 Catalog 
    
    Dec 02, 2021  
2013-2014 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Education - Elementary Teacher, Emphasis in Early Childhood, AA


The Associate of Arts degree with an emphasis in Early Childhood Education provides the foundation coursework for future teachers in lower elementary education (K-2). Students intending to transfer to a four-year baccalaureate program are urged to contact an advisor at the intended school of transfer as soon as possible. Students intending to transfer to a state university in Arizona (NAU, ASU, or U of A) need to follow the Arizona General Education Curriculum (AGEC-A Checklist ) which fulfills lower division, general education requirements at these universities. For more information regarding the AA, Elementary Teacher - Emphasis in Early Childhood, 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


  • Choose one biological science course and one physical science course Credits: (4-5)

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