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Elementary School Preparation

LIBERAL STUDIES

For Elementary School Preparation

Associate of Arts in Elementary Teacher Education for Transfer

Required Courses 

Dept. /No. –  Title –  Units
CD-010 Child Development – 4
CD-012 Child, Family, and Community – 3
CD-014 Principles & Practices in Early Childhood Education – 3
CD-015 Child Development Practicum – 3
CD-030 Introduction to Curriculum – 3
CD-044 Child Health, Safety, and Nutrition – 3
CD-074 Living and Teaching in a Diverse Society – 3
CD-075 Observation and Assessment – 3

Total Units for the Major – 25 unites
General Education (CSU GE or IGETC) Units – 37-39
Elective (CSU Transferable) Units – 1
MINIMUM DEGREE UNITS – 60
Advisor: M. Gallagher

Upon successful completion of this program students will be able to:

1. Demonstrate their ability and commitment to design, facilitate, and assess relationship-based learning environments and experiences that are based in theoretical principles that optimally nurture children’s growth and development. (Institutional SLOs: Critical Thinking)
2. Demonstrate and apply professional and ethical standards of behavior in the workplace with children, families, and coworkers. (Institutional SLOs: Communication and Ethics)
3. Research, appraise, and discuss child advocacy issues and methods based on historical and current public policy and legislation. (Institutional SLOs: Critical Thinking and Information Competency)
4. Articulate a personal growth pathway that supports ongoing development of reflective practice. (Institutional SLOs: Personal Development)

Elementary Teacher Education for Transfer Overview
Copper Mountain College’s Child Development program has both an academic and an employment orientation. Students prepare to work in a variety of childcare settings while completing degree applicable coursework. Students acquire the fundamental knowledge and competencies needed to design and facilitate learning environments and experiences that optimally nurture young children’s growth and development. The academic program leads towards an Associate in Science degree that can transfer into continued study suitable for a baccalaureate degree in Child Development or a related field. As they progress through the degree program, students can earn certificates by meeting qualifications they need to obtain State Permits required to work in Title XXII and Title V state and federal  childcare programs.
A certificate leading towards a Child Development Associate (CDA) national permit is also available. Students planning to transfer to a four-year institution and major in child development or a related field should consult with a counselor regarding the transfer process and lower division requirements.Both Child Development and general education coursework leading to Certificates or the  Associate in Science degree must be completed with a grade of “C” or better. There is an additional experience requirement at some of the Permit  levels.
Elementary School Preparation

LIBERAL STUDIES For Elementary School Preparation at CSU – San Bernardino – Associate in Arts Degree

Required Courses 

Dept. /No. –  Title –  Units
BI-004 Elements of Biology – 3
BI-004L Elements of Biology Lab – 1
CD-010 Child Development – 4
CH-003 Introductory General Chemistry – 4
ENG-003A College Composition – 3
HS-001 Personal and Community Health – 3
HIST-003 History of World Civilization I – 3
HIST-017 History through Reconstruction – 3
HIST-019 California History – 3
PH-001 Introductory Physics – 4
PS-001 Introduction to Government – 3

Select one (1) course from the following:
SP-001, SP-004, SP-015 – 3

Select one (1) course from the following:
PHIL-010, SOC-004, SP-007 – 3

Select one (1) course from the following:
MATH-013, MATH-016 – 3-4

Select one (1) course from the following:
ART-010, ART-050, ART-051, MUS-010, TA-001 – 3

Select one (1) course from the following:
ENG-001B, ENG-012A, ENG-012B, SP-002 – 3

Select one (1) course from the following:
ASL-002, SPAN-002, SPAN-003, SPAN-004 – 4-5

Select one (1) course from the following:
PHIL-006, PHIL-008, PHIL-013, PHIL-014 – 3

Select one (1) course from the following:
CIS-070A, CS-073 – 3

Select one (1) course from the following:
PE-043 through PE-098 – 1

MINIMUM DEGREE UNITS: 60
Advisor: M. Gallagher

* Please see your CMC counselor. There are several required courses that are unavailable at CMC.

Elementary School Preparation Overview

Also see the Associate in Arts in Elementary Teacher Education under Child Development. This is a special degree with guaranteed transfer to a CSU.

Let a counselor help you decide which degree is best for you. For more information about the guaranteed transfer degrees go to: http://adegreewithaguarantee.com/

The Associate in Arts Degree in Liberal Studies for Elementary School Preparation is designed for students who want to become elementary school teachers (Multiple Subject Teaching Credential) in the state of California. The Liberal Studies degree is specifically designed for students who transfer to California State University San Bernardino (CSUSB) and pursue the Liberal Studies, General Track. Those students who plan to transfer to a university other than CSUSB and follow a Liberal Studies degree or program for elementary school teaching, please consult with a counselor or access ASSIST for more detailed requirements at www.assist.org, and consult the catalog of the transfer institution. The Liberal Studies requirements for this degree are specifically for CSUSB.

Elementary School Preparation Overview

Also see the Associate in Arts in Elementary Teacher Education under Child Development. This is a special degree with guaranteed transfer to a CSU.

Let a counselor help you decide which degree is best for you. For more information about the guaranteed transfer degrees go to: http://adegreewithaguarantee.com/

The Associate in Arts Degree in Liberal Studies for Elementary School Preparation is designed for students who want to become elementary school teachers (Multiple Subject Teaching Credential) in the state of California. The Liberal Studies degree is specifically designed for students who transfer to California State University San Bernardino (CSUSB) and pursue the Liberal Studies, General Track. Those students who plan to transfer to a university other than CSUSB and follow a Liberal Studies degree or program for elementary school teaching, please consult with a counselor or access ASSIST for more detailed requirements at www.assist.org, and consult the catalog of the transfer institution. The Liberal Studies requirements for this degree are specifically for CSUSB.

Students must complete the required courses for their major. General education units, transferable electives, and total degree units will vary for each student.  Some considerations include the courses (and their respective units) chosen to complete a general education area or transferable elective, and if required courses  for your major also count toward a general education area. Please see your academic counselor to help you reach your educational goals.