2024-2025 Catalog and Student Handbook (Unofficial) 
    
    May 19, 2024  
2024-2025 Catalog and Student Handbook (Unofficial)

Elementary Education, AA


CODE: ELEM-AA     |     TOTAL CREDITS: 60     |     FINANCIAL AID ELIGIBILITY: Eligible


DESCRIPTION
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).

ACADEMIC MAPS AND TRANSFER OPTIONS

Explore the link below for transfer pathways to various institutions.

Academic Maps: AA Elementary Education   


 

Student Learning Outcomes


  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


TOTAL GENERAL EDUCATION CREDITS: 33


300-level and above courses cannot be used to satisfy GE requirements.
Courses with a B suffix (i.e. 100B) cannot be used to satisfy general education or degree requirements for Associate of Arts, Associate of Business, and Associate of Science degrees. B suffix courses may not be transferable within NSHE.

Mathematics (3 Credits)


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

  • REMINDER: If a student does not place into the correct college-level MATH course, they are required to complete a preparatory or prerequisite course(s) or attempt to gain a higher score on the MATH placement exam. Such preparatory or prerequisite courses are not part of the degree, may delay degree completion, and will cause the student to complete more credits than the total listed on this degree.

Natural Science (7 Credits)


At least two courses from the following, one must include a lab. See an advisor or counselor for appropriate elementary education sciences courses suitable for transfer.

Humanities (7 Credits)


  • and  World Languages 111 or above (this includes the following course prefixes: ARA, ARM, CHI, FIL, FREN, GER, ITAL, JPN, KOR, LAT, PORT, RUS, SPAN, and THAI)

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.  EDU 280 fulfills this requirement.

Major Requirements


TOTAL MAJOR REQUIREMENTS CREDITS: 27


 

Fine Arts (3 Credits)


Program Electives (6 Credits)


Select 100 to 200 level courses (excluding B designated courses) appropriate to the Elementary Education Major in conjunction with transfer institution requirements. See an academic advisor/counselor for course selection.