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Elementary Teacher Education

Award Type: Associate in Arts for Transfer

The associate in arts in elementary teacher education for transfer is designed to provide students who intend to enroll in California State University baccalaureate teacher preparation program with a pattern of coursework necessary to transition into upper division course requirements. The program develops competencies in critical thinking and communication, both spoken and written, and incorporates the elementary subject matter requirements established by the California Commission on Teaching Credentialing. Associate Degree for Transfer Requirements Completion of 60 semester units that are eligible for transfer to the California State University, including the following: 1. Completion of the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or the California State University General Education-Breadth (CSU GE). 2.  A minimum of 18 semester units in a major or area of emphasis as determined by the community college district. 3, Obtainment of an overall minimum grade point average of 2.0. 4. Minimum grade of C, or P grade, for each course in the major. [The following Allan Hancock College graduation requirements will not be required: Health and Wellness, Multicultural Gender Studies and Allan Hancock College General Education.]

The graduate of the Associate in Arts for Transfer in Elementary Teacher Education will:

  • Complete a prescribed pattern of general education courses: CSU (39 units) or IGETC (37 units)
  • Complete the major requirements (50 units).
  • Complete a total of 60 transfer applicable units.

Program Requirements

A major of 50 units is required for the degree. Required core courses (47 units):

Course Number Course Title Units
ART 101 Art Appreciation 3.0
BIOL 100 Introductory Biology 4.0
ECS 100 Child Growth and Development 3.0
EDUC 130 Exploring Teaching 3.0
ENGL 101 Freshman Composition: Exposition 4.0
ENGL 102 Freshman Composition Literature 3.0
GEOG 103 World Regional Geography 3.0
HIST 101 World Civilizations to 1600 3.0
HIST 107 U S History to 1877 3.0
MATH 105 Mathematics for Teachers 4.0
PHSC 111 Matter, Energy and Molecules 4.0
PHSC 112 Earth and the Universe 4.0
POLS 103 American Government 3.0
COMM 101 Public Speaking 3.0

List A: select one course from the following (3 units):

Course Number Course Title Units
ENGL 103 Critical Thinking and Composition 3.0
PHIL 114 Critical Thinking 3.0

List B: Select the course not selected in List A above and additional courses from List B below to total 10 units, or select all 10 units from the courses in List B below:

Course Number Course Title Units
BIOL 124 Human Anatomy 4.0
BIOL 125 Human Physiology 4.0
CHEM 110 Chemistry and Society 4.0
ECS 132 Child Identity and Learning 3.0
EDUC 132 Child Identity And Learning 3.0
GEOL 100 Physical Geology 4.0
GEOL 114 Oceanography 3.0
HED 100 Social and Personal Health & Wellness 3.0
HIST 102 World Civilizations Since 1500 3.0
HIST 108 U S History from 1877 to Present 3.0
HIST 118 United States History 3.0
HIST 119 History of California 3.0
MATH 123 Elementary Statistics 4.0
PHIL 105 Ethics 3.0
PHIL 112 Logic 3.0
PSY 101 General Psychology 3.0
PSY 117 Child Psychology 3.0
PSY 118 Human Development - Lifespan 3.0
COMM 102 Small Group Communication 3.0
COMM 106 Argumentation and Debate 3.0

General Education

Complete one of the following:

a) CSU General Education Breadth - 39 units


b) Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) - 37 units

Double counting:

A total of 39 units may be double counted for the major and CSU GE.

A total of 34-37 units may be double counted for the major and IGETC.

Select additional CSU transferrable units as needed to achieve 60 units required for the degree - 10 units

Visit myHancock and select the DegreeWorks icon to view CSU or IGETC general education and transferrable courses.