Associate of Arts in University Studies in Elementary Teaching Preparation (AA)

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.

Select one of the following:
California State University General Education (CSU-GE)
Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC)
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.
AJ 025Constitutional Law3
ANTH 010Cultural Anthropology3
ART 001Art Appreciation3
ART 002Art History/Ancient-Gothic3
ART 003Art History/Gothic-Modern3
ART 006Color and Design3
ART 007Advanced Color and Design3
ART 008Drawing Fundamentals3
ART 015Beginning Printmaking3
ART 023Introduction to Digital Art3
ART 043Beginning Studio Painting3
ART 061Beginning Handbuilding Ceramics3
ART 066Beginning Sculpture3
BIOL 020Frontiers in Biology4
BIOL 022Animal Biology3
BUS/COMM 112Public Speaking for Business4
CFS 080Lifespan Development3
CHEM 020Introduction to General Chemistry4
CHLD 039Child Development-DS 13
COMM 001Fundamentals of Public Speaking3
COMM 004Interpersonal Communication3
COMM 005Argumentation and Debate3
COMM 007Persuasion3
COMM 008Group Communication3
COMP 005Computer Concepts4
COMP 130Introduction to Personal Computers4
DRAM 001Introduction to the Theatre3
DRAM 002Fundamentals of Acting 14
EDUC 050Introduction to Teaching3
EDUC 120Technology Skills for Educators3
ENGL 001College Reading and Composition4
ENGL 002Logic and Composition3
ENGL 004Composition and Literature3
ENGL 010Chicano Literature3
ENGL 014Creative Writing3
ENGL 015Survey of British Literature 13
ENGL 016Survey of British Literature 23
ENGL 018African American Literature3
ENGL 030American Literature 13
ENGL 031American Literature 23
ENGL 044World Literature 13
ENGL 045World Literature 23
ESCI 001Introduction to Earth Science4
ETHN 001Black American Studies3
ETHN 002American Indian Studies3
ETHN 003Chicana and Chicano Studies3
ETHN 004Asian American Studies3
GEOG 001Physical Geography3
GEOG 001LPhysical Geography Lab1
GEOG 002World Regional Geography3
GEOL 001Physical Geology4
HIST 017People of the US to 18773
HIST 018People of the US from 18653
HIST 023Mexican American3
HIST 025World History to 15003
HW 001Personal and Community Health3
LING 111Introduction to Language3
MATH 010Structure and Concepts 14
MATH 011Structures and Concepts 24
MATH 021Introduction to Statistics4
MATH 070Precalculus5
MUS 001Music Fundamentals3
MUS 010Music Appreciation3
MUS 013Music of the World3
NSCI 131Chemistry and Physics for Educators4
PHIL 001Introductory Philosophy3
PHIL 005Ethics3
PHIL 012Comparative Religion3
PHIL 020Introductory Logic3
PHIL 025Critical Thinking3
POLS 005Federal, State and Local Government3
PSCI 020Physical Science4
SOC 001Introduction to Sociology3
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).