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Elementary Education Concentration

Associate of Arts

Complete the first two years of an elementary education degree and transfer to a four-year degree program

Title IV Financial Aid eligible: Yes

 Online Option: This program can be completed entirely online


Multiple campuses and Online

Contact Information

Division of Education & Biomedical Sciences
Dean: 520.206.5105
Program Office: 520.206.5345

Program Information

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Semester Pathways

Academic Options

Transfer to a four-year elementary education degree program.  Students interested in secondary education, rehabilitation, or special education should pursue the general pathway of the Associate of Arts


Completing this program and a university bachelor's degree can lead to employment in a variety of different careers.  Here are some examples of occupations related to this program with associated Pima County-based annual median wages. Some careers may require additional education or training. Source: EMSI

Occupation Annual Median Wage
Elementary School Teacher $40,014

Program Requirements 2020-2021

Arizona General Education Curriculum Requirements (AGEC-A)

This section lists general education requirements that are not fulfilled by core or support courses.* A grade of C or better is required for graduation.

General Education Requirements Credits
English Composition 6
Humanities and Fine Arts
  Recommend: ART 105 
  Recommend: MAT 142 
Social and Behavioral Sciences
  Recommend: ANT 112 or HUM 260
Special Requirements**
  ANT 112, or HUM 260 fulfills the I and C requirement; ART 105 fulfills the G requirement.
Subtotal 15

Required Core Courses

A grade of C or better is required for graduation.

Course # Course Title Credits
ECE 108**
  or EDU 200**
Literature/Social Studies for Children
  Introduction to Education
EDU 206 Relationships in Classroom Settings 3
Subtotal 6

Required Support Courses

A grade of C or better is required for graduation.

Course # Course Title Credits
HIS 141  
   or HIS 142
History of the United States I [SUN# HIS1131]
  History of the United States II   [SUN# HIS1132]
MAT 146 Mathematics for Elementary Teachers I 3
MAT 147 Mathematics for Elementary Teachers II 3
POS 210 National and State Constitutions
STU 100
  or STU 107
College Success and Career Planning
  University Transfer Strategies
  or STU 201UT
University of Arizona Transition
  University Transition
AGEC Biological Science: Recommend BIO 105IN  4
AGEC Physical Science: Recommend AST 101INCHM 130INGEO 101INGLG 101IN, or PHY 121IN 4
Second Language***: Completion of a second language course numbered 202, fourth-semester level 16
Subtotal 39
Total 60

* Other general education requirements are fulfilled by required core and support courses:  Humanities and Fine Arts - Either HIS 141 or 142 fulfill 3 credits of this requirement; Biological and Physical Sciences - AGEC Biological or Physical Sciences courses; Social and Behavioral Sciences - POS 210 fulfills 3 credits of this requirement; Other Requirements - Second Language; Special Requirements - ANT 112, ANT 127 or HUM 260 fulfills the I and C requirement, and ART 105 fulfills the G requirement.

** See the Education advisor for course applicability for transfer.

***   See an advisor or counselor if:

  • you are a bilingual student to discuss exceptions to this requirement or
  • if you are considering taking the CLEP test to earn language credits or
  • if the university major does not require a second language, this requirement may be waived

If this requirement is met in fewer than 16 credits, or if the language requirement is waived, additional transferable electives are necessary to meet the minimum associate degree requirement of 60 credit hours.

Program/Major/Concentration Codes: AOAALA/ALA1/ALAD

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