A.A. in Educational Teaching Studies

The Educational Teaching Studies degree offers future school teachers an articulated transfer pathway and career ladder. The focus of the degree is on content knowledge needed to teach in an education setting and education courses that include early fieldwork opportunities for observation and practice. Coursework prepares students for the Multiple Subject CSET exam as required by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing for elementary school teachers in both regular and special education. The degree is also appropriate for students pursuing a career other than in elementary school teaching such as tutors, teacher aides, and support staff related to careers in education.

A.A. Degree Level Student Learning Outcomes

Students completing the Educational Teaching Studies A.A. Degree will:

  1. Apply knowledge, skills, experience, and feedback to make an informed choice to be employed or to continue study in the field of education.
  2. Document preliminary subject matter competency and ability to work effectively with students, teachers, parents, colleagues, and administrators in a school and classroom setting.
Required courses:
ANTH 216Sex and Gender in Cross Cultural Perspectives3
or ANTH 216H Sex and Gender in a Cross Cultural Perspective - Honors
BIOL 105General Biology4
or BIOL 105H General Biology - Honors
CHLD 100Introduction to Education and Teaching Grades K-123
COUN 142Careers In Teaching3
COUN 212Valuing Diversity 3
ENGL 101Reading and Composition4-5
or ENGL 101E Reading and Composition, Enhanced
or ENGL 101H Reading and Composition - Honors
ENGL 103Composition and Critical Thinking3
or ENGL 103H Composition and Critical Thinking - Honors
or ENGL 104 Argumentative Writing and Critical Thinking
or ENGL 104H Argumentative Writing and Critical Thinking - Honors
or SPCH 103 Argumentation and Debate
ESCI 120Physical Geology4
or PHYS 110 Physics in Everyday Life
ETHN 101Introduction to Ethnic Studies3
HIST 103History of World Civilization up to 1500 C.E.3
or HIST 103H History of World Civilization up to 1500 C.E./Honors
HIST 107History of the United States before 18773
or HIST 107H History of the United States before 1877 - Honors
HIST 111History of the African-Americans to 18763
or HIST 112 History of the African-Americans since 1876
or ETHN 116 Introduction to Chicano/Latino Studies
KIN 170Fitness for Life3
or KIN 171 Health and Wellness
or KIN 171H Health and Wellness - Honors
or KIN 173 Introduction to Nutrition
MATH 168Mathematics for Elementary Teachers l5
MUSE 109Music Appreciation3
or THEA 101 Introduction to Theatre Arts
or THEA 101H Introduction to Theatre Arts - Honors
or ART 100 Art History - Fundamentals of Global Art History
POLI 103American Government and Politics3
or POLI 103H American Government and Politics - Honors
PSY 206Child Growth and Development3
SPAN 101Spanish I5
or SPAN 101H Spanish I - Honors
or SPAN 102 Spanish II
or SPAN 102H Spanish II - Honors
or SPAN 201 Spanish III
or SPAN 202 Spanish IV
or SPAN 210 Intermediate Spanish for Spanish Speakers I
or SPAN 211 Intermediate Spanish for Spanish Speakers II
SPCH 101Public Address3
or SPCH 101H Public Address - Honors
Total Units64-65

Career Opportunities

There are a variety of careers you can do with this major.

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