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Elementary Education

Associate of Arts

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

Program/Major/Concentration Codes: AOAEDUCATION/EDU

Online Option:  This program can be completed entirely online.

What can I do with this degree?

Career options:  Elementary school instructional aide.

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

Program Requirements 2017-2018

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.

English Composition:  WRT 101 [SUN# ENG 1101] and 102, or WRT 107 and 108 6
Subtotal 6

Required Core Courses

A grade of C or better is required for graduation.

Course # Course Title Credits
EDU 200 Introduction to Education 3
EDU 201 Diversity in Education 3
EDU 202 Introduction to the Exceptional Learner 3
EDU 206 Relationships in Classroom Settings 3
ETT 101 Introduction to Educational Technology 3
Speech Communication or Language*** 3-5
Subtotal 18-20

Required Support Courses

A grade of C or better is required for graduation.

Required Support Courses
ART 105 Exploring Art and Visual Studies 3
HIS 101 Introduction to Western Civilization I  3
HIS 141 History of the United States I 3
BIO 105IN Environmental Biology 4
Earth/Space Science or Physical Science** 4-5
Mathematics: take all three courses
MAT 141 or MAT 142 Topics in College Mathematics (or any Math course numbered 151 or higher) 9-10
MAT 146 Mathematics for Elementary Teachers I
MAT 147 Mathematics for Elementary Teachers II
Civics and Government
POS 210 National and State Constitutions
Elementary Science
SCT 280 Process of Science for Elementary Educators I 3
SCT 281 Process of Science for Elementary Educators II 3
Social and Behavioral Science
GEO 103 Cultural Geography 3
Subtotal 38-40
Total 62-66

* Other general education requirements are fulfilled by required core and support courses:  Mathematics - MAT 141 or 142 fulfills this requirement; Humanities and Fine Arts - ART 105 and HIS 101 fulfill this requirement; Biological and Physical Sciences - BIO 105IN and the Earth/Space or Physical Science course listed below fulfill this requirement; Social and Behavioral Sciences - GEO 103 and POS 210 fulfill this requirement; Other Requirements - HIS 141 and either the language or CMN course fulfill this requirement; I/C/G - HIS 101 and 141 fulfill this requirement.

** Choose one of the following:  AST 101IN;  AST 102IN;  CHM 121INCHM 130IN [SUN# CHM 1130]; CHM 151IN [SUN# CHM 1151];  GLG 101IN [SUN# GLG 1101]GLG 102INGEO 101GEO 102PHY 121IN [SUN# PHY 1111].

*** Students planning to attend ASU or NAU may complete SPE 102 [SUN# COM 1100] or SPE 110 or a language course; students planning to attend the UA must complete one of the following: ARB 202CHI 202FRE 202GER 202 [SUN# GER 2202]ITA 202 [SUN# ITA 2202]JPN 202LAT 202 [SUN# LAT 2202]POR 202RUS 202 [SUN# RUS 2202]SLG 202SPA 202 [SUN# SPA 2202], or SPA 203.