Associate of Arts in University Studies in Elementary Teaching Preparation for Transfer (AAT)

Division: Student Services

This degree prepares students for transfer to a four-year university. Students completing this degree will have an introductory foundation in liberal arts through the study of facts, principles, and theories in the arts and humanities, social and behavioral sciences, biological and physical sciences, statistics, mathematics, English composition and literature, and communication studies. Students will develop intellect, imagination, sensibility and sensitivity, and be motivated to refine their affective as well as cognitive and physical faculties.

Program Outcomes

  • Plan, implement and assess various teaching methods.
  • Relate the impact of cognitive, social and emotional development in children to effective instruction.
  • Demonstrate professional interpersonal, verbal communication and written skills.

Transfer & Career Opportunities

The College maintains articulation with most CSU and UC campuses and some private colleges and universities. Course requirements vary between colleges and universities and students are encouraged to consult and a COS counselor for program planning and course selection. This degree prepares students for baccalaureate majors including, but not limited to: Liberal Studies, Interdisciplinary Studies, and Teacher Preparation. Most students pursue this credential with the goal of becoming an elementary school or special education teacher.

General Education (37-39 Units)37-39
Select one of the following:
California State University General Education (CSU-GE)
Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC)
Completion of the CSU Graduation Requirement in U.S. History, Constitution & American Ideas (POLS 005 and HIST 017 or HIST 018) prior to transfer is required for CSU GE certification and is recommended for CSU bound students utilizing IGETC.
Required Courses (18 Units)18
Complete a minimum of 18 units with a "C" grade or better from the following. Courses used to fulfill the general education requirements listed above may be counted as part of this 18 unit minimum.
Constitutional Law
Cultural Anthropology
Art Appreciation
Art History/Ancient-Gothic
Art History/Gothic-Modern
Color and Design
Advanced Color and Design
Drawing Fundamentals
Beginning Printmaking
Macintosh Basic for Artists
Beginning Studio Painting
Beg. Handbuilding Ceramics
Beginning Sculpture
Frontiers in Biology
Animal Biology
Public Speaking for Business
Lifespan Development
Intro to General Chemistry
Child Development-DS 1
Fundamentals/Public Speaking
Interpersonal Communication
Argumentation and Debate
Group Communication
Computer Concepts
Intro to Personal Computers
Intro to the Theatre
Fundamentals of Acting 1
Introduction to Teaching
Tech Skills for Educators
College Reading & Composition
Logic and Composition
Composition and Literature
Chicano Literature
Creative Writing
Survey of British Lit 1
Survey of British Lit 2
African American Literature
American Literature 1
American Literature 2
World Literature 1
World Literature 2
Introduction to Earth Science
Black American Studies
American Indian Studies
Mexican-American Studies
Asian American Studies
Physical Geography
Physical Geography Lab Class
World Regional Geography
Physical Geology
People of the US to 1877
People of the US from 1865
Mexican American
World History to 1500
Personal & Community Health
Introduction to Language
Structure and Concepts 1
Structure and Concepts 2
Introduction to Statistics
Music Fundamentals
Music Appreciation
Music of the World
Chem & Physics for Educators
Introductory Philosophy
Comparative Religion
Introductory Logic
Critical Thinking
Federal, State and Local Govt
Physical Science
Introduction to Sociology
Electives (3-5 Units)3-5
Select additional transferable courses numbered 1-199 to achieve 60 units.
The Associate of Arts in Transfer Studies requirements include completion of the 60 unit program defined above with at least 12 units taken in residence at College of the Sequoias with a “C” (2.0) average (see Transfer Information and Requirements for additional details).