2019-2020 CSN Catalog 
    Aug 18, 2019  
2019-2020 CSN Catalog

Elementary Education, AA [ELEM-AA, 60 Total Credits]


This degree is designed to provide for the first two years of college preparation for students wanting to become elementary education teachers and/or who plan to become a paraprofessional (Instructional Aide).


  1. Apply the dimensions of multicultural education to support appropriate pedagogical practices for teaching diverse students in Elementary Education.

  2. Select technology tools for integration across the curriculum in Elementary Education.

  3. Synthesize the major theoretical perspectives and methods of educational psychology to teaching, learning, and schooling in Elementary Education.

  4. Choose formative and summative techniques for evaluation and modification with group and individual instruction and learning strategies in Elementary Education.

  5. Evaluate the historical, legal, and philosophical foundations and issues related to contemporary elementary education.

General Education Requirements (32 Credits)

Mathematics (3 Credits)

NOTE: Your first college-level MATH course MUST be completed before reaching 30 total college-level credits.

English Composition (6-8 Credits)

NOTE: Your first college-level ENG course MUST be completed before reaching 30 total college-level credits.

Humanities (7 Credits)

Social Science (3 Credits)

Values and Diversity

All students MUST fulfill this requirement. Course chosen may also be used to fulfill the corresponding general education or special program requirements.

Recommended: EDU 280

Special Program Requirements (28 Credits)

Fine Arts (3 Credits)

Program Electives (6 Credits)

Select courses appropriate to the Elementary Education Major in conjunction with transfer institution requirements. See an academic advisor/counselor for course selection.

  • Recommended: EDU 280  ; ECE 260  ; CHEM 106  (lab); GEOG 104  (lab); World Languages 112 or above (this includes the following prefixes: ARA, CHI, FIL, FREN, GER, ITAL, JPN, KOR, LAT, PORT, RUS, and SPAN.