2013-2014 Catalog 
    
    Oct 18, 2021  
2013-2014 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Education - Elementary Teacher, Emphasis in Early Childhood, AA


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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


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