Liberal Arts - Elementary Teacher Preparation

Liberal Arts Emphasis in Elementary Teacher Preparation AA

The Liberal Arts Degree with an Emphasis in Elementary Teacher Preparation, is designed for students who are interested in transferring to a university and completing a Liberal Arts or Liberal Studies degree and continuing on to earn a multiple subject teaching credential.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the program, students will be able to:

  • compose a formal, argumentative MLA-style research paper that shows an understanding of the writing process, technical correctness, and higher level critical thinking skills.
  • identify a career path and educational goals for a career in education taking into consideration the level(s) they want to teach and the institution(s) where they want to complete their degree(s) and credential(s).
  • provide a college-level in-class written analysis of authors’ content and style.
  • develop and teach a standards-based lesson in an authentic educational setting that will include intention/rationale, process, assessment, and reflection.
  • demonstrate basic public speaking delivery techniques.

Required Coursework

The students must complete 24 units from the list of required coursework. The courses designated by a (*) are considered preparation for a CSU.

Course # Title Units
Required Core Courses
ENG-001A Composition and Reading
COM-001 Elements of Public Speaking
EDUC-001 Introduction to Teaching
EDUC-005 Critical Thinking in the Classroom
ENG-001B Literature, Critical Thinking and Writing
ART-016A Survey of Western Art: Pre-History to Proto-Renaissance
ART-016B Survey of Western Art: Renaissance to the Present
ART-042 Art Appreciation
MUS-042 Music Appreciation
POLSCI-001 American Government
HUM-001 Introduction to Western Culture
MATH-010A Structure & Concepts in Mathematics
MATH-025 Introduction to Statistics
BIO-015 Biology for Education
BIO-010 Fundamentals of Biology
HIST-017A History of the U.S. 1492-1877
HIST-017B History of the US 1865-Present
PHYSCI-002 Chemistry and Physics for Educators
GEOG-001 Physical Geography
Total 24-26

This is a recommended sequence of courses for timely completion of this program. Entry in to transfer level English and math is required to follow this recommended sequence. Please see your counselor to formalize your personalized educational plan or for alternative planning.

  • ENG-001A
  • MATH-010A
  • EDUC-001
  • CIS-007
  • IS-001
  • 15
  • EDUC-005 or SOC-0023
  • MATH-010B
  • COM-001
  • HIST-017A
  • ESCI-002
  • 16
  • ART/MUS-042 or PA-0013
  • PHYSCI-002
  • HIST-020
  • POLSCI-001
  • CD-005
  • 16
  • ENG-001B
  • GEOG-002
  • LING-011
  • BIO-015
  • ELECTIVE-001-0491
  • 13