Education

Overview

Education

Make a real difference in children’s lives. Get the knowledge and skills to become an elementary school teacher and shape the next generation for success. Create an exciting and fun classroom to help children become lifetime learners.

Careers in Teaching at Public and Private Elementary Schools

Teaching is a rewarding career, and elementary school teachers are always in demand. There are also many related jobs in the field.

  • Become a substitute teacher or classroom aide, or become a kindergarten teacher.
  • Start a career as a special education teacher.
  • Work as a reading specialist.

Academic Plans for Education

The plans show all the courses you need to take to complete your goal from start to finish. Map your education by clicking on the Academic Plan for the degree you’re interested in earning below. 

Note: The academic plans will give you an idea of the classes you need to take. However, please meet with a counselor to personalize the plan.

Elementary Teacher Education for Transfer—AA-T Degree

Term 1
Course Units
HIST 0017A 3
HDEV 0009 3
ENGL 0001A 4
ESCI 0010 and ESCI 0010L 4
MATH 0017 or MATH 0018 3
TOTAL 16
Term 2
Course Units
HIST 0050 3
ENGL 0001B 3
COMM 0001 3
BIOL 0011 or (BIOL 0056 and BIOL 0056L) 4
ARHI 0101 or THEA 0013 or MUS 0002 3
TOTAL 16
Term 3
Course Units
ENGL 0001C 3
EDU 0010 3
CHEM 0140 4
SPAN 0001 5
TOTAL 15
Term 4
Course Units
POLS 0001 3
GEOG 0005 3
MATH 0019 3
HED 0001 3
KIN 0024 1.5
TOTAL 13.5

Liberal Studies: Elementary Education—AA Degree

Term 1
Course Units Notes
GEOG 0005 3  
HDEV 0009 3  
HIST 0017A 3  
ENGL 0001A 4  
TOTAL 13  
Term 2
Course Units Notes
ECON 0001A 3  
HIST 0050 3  
COMM 0001 3  
ANTH 0002 or MATH 0017 3 If transfer to CSU is a potential goal, Math 0017 is recommended instead of ANTH 0002.
ENGL 0001B or ENGL 0001C 3  
TOTAL 15  
Term 3
Course Units Notes
ENGL 0007 3  
EDU 0010 3  
HIST 0051 3  
BIOL 0011 or (ESCI 0010 and ESCI 0010L) 4 If transfer to CSU is a potential goal, it is recommended to take both ESC 0010 and ESC 0010L, and BIOL 0011.
ARHI 0101 or THEA 0013 or MUS 0002 3  
TOTAL 16  
Term 4
Course Units Notes
ENGL 0002 3  
PHIL 0002 3  
POLS 0001 3  
KIN 0006 2 2 units of KIN 0006 or any other Kinesiology coursework listed in General Education Area E (Health Education/Physical Education).
HIST 0018B or HIST 0023 or HIST 0025 3  
TOTAL 14  

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