Elementary Education [Teacher] Preparation

Associate of Arts Degree with Designation

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Elementary Education Teacher Preparation allows students to complete a transferable associate of arts degree preparing them for transfer to a four-year college or university in Colorado where they can complete their Bachelor’s degree and teaching credential in two additional years. Students identify a major and transfer institution prior to enrolling for courses and must meet with their faculty advisor before registering for classes to insure transferability of courses to their chosen institution/major.

Content criteria, competencies, and student learning outcomes associated with the general education courses required for this degree can be found on the Colorado Department of Higher Education website.

Written Communication

Six (6) credit hours

ENG 121

English Composition I: CO1

3

ENG 122

English Composition II: CO2

3

Note: Some educator preparation programs require a B- in ENG 121 as an admission requirement. However, a C- or better meets the general education GT-CO1 requirement.

Mathematics

Six (6) credit hours

MAT 155

Integrated Math I

3

MAT 156

Integrated Math II

3

Completion of MAT 155 and MAT 156 with a C- or higher will satisfy the GT Pathways math requirement at some institutions but not all. At the receiving institution’s discretion, students may be asked to complete a GT-MA1 approved course.

Arts and Humanities

Three (3) credit hours

LIT 115

Introduction to Literature I: AH2

3

LIT 201

World Literature to 1600: AH2

3

LIT 202

World Literature after 1600: AH2

3

LIT 211

American Literature to the Civil War: AH2

3

LIT 221

British Literature to 1770: AH2

3

History

Three (3) credit hours

HIS 121

U.S. History to Reconstruction: HI1

3

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Six (6) credit hours

GEO 105

World Regional Geography: SS2

3

POS 111

American Government: SS1

3

Natural and Physical Sciences

Eight (8) credit hours

SCI 155

Integrated Science I-Physics & Chemistry w/Lab: SC1

4

SCI 156

Integrated Science II-Earth & Life Sciences w/Lab: SC1

4

Students must pass with a C- or higher BOTH SCI 155 and SCI 156 to satisfy the GT Pathways science requirement.

Additional Requirements

Nine (9) credit hours

Please note: if these credits are not required for the major at a receiving four-year institution, they will be applied to the Bachelor’s degree as elective credit towards graduation. Please check with the receiving institution to determine in which way these courses will be applied.

COM 115

Public Speaking

3

EDU 221

Introduction to Education

3

PSY 238

Child Development: SS3

3

Electives

Nineteen (19) credit hours to be determined by discipline receiving four-year institution.

Total Credit Hours

60

Additional information available on the Education Department website at www.ppcc.edu/edu.