Program Overview

The Associate in Arts in Elementary Teacher Education for Transfer is intended for students who plan to complete a baccalaureate degree in a similar major at a California State University (CSU) campus. The Associate in Arts in Elementary Teacher Education for Transfer acknowledges that the student has established a foundation of interdisciplinary knowledge in the field of Education.

Students completing an AS-T degree are guaranteed admission to the CSU system, but not to a particular campus or major. Students transferring to a CSU campus that accepts the AA-T will be required to complete no more than 60 units after transfer to earn a bachelor's degree. This degree may not be the best option for students intending to transfer to a particular CSU campus or university or a college that is not part of the CSU system. Students should consult with a Skyline College counselor for further information on university admissions and transfer requirements.

A grade of "C" or better is required for each course applied to the major. Major course requirements may also be applied to meet general education requirements.

Program Requirements

Required Core Courses (42 units) Units
BIOL 101 Our Biological World 4 units
BIOL 110 Principles of Biology 4 units
CHEM 114 Survey of Chemistry and Physics 4 units
PHYS 114 Survey of Chemistry and Physics 4 units
COMM 110 Public Speaking 3 units
ECE. 201 Child Development 3 units
PSYC 201 Child Development 3 units
EDUC 200 Introduction to Classroom Teaching 3 units
ENGL 100 Composition 3 units
ENGL 110 Composition, Literature, and Critical Thinking 3 units
GEOG 150 World Regional Geography 3 units
GEOL 210 General Geology 4 units
HIST 104 World Civilizations I 3 units
HIST 201 United States History I 3 units
MATH 150 Mathematics for Elementary Teachers 3 units
PLSC 210 American Politics 3 units
List A (select one): Units
ENGL 165 Critical Thinking and Advanced Composition 3 units
List B (select one) Units
ART 130 Art Appreciation 3 units
MUS. 202 Music Appreciation 3 units
Total Required Major Units: 48

General Education - certified completion of one of the following:

  • California State University General Education-Breadth pattern (CSU GE Breadth),
  • OR
  • Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC/CSU) pattern

Elective courses: If applicable, additional courses to meet the minimum 60 CSU transferable units requirement.

Up to 36 major course units may be double counted to appy to meet general education requirements. This degree does not require the Skyline College Associate Degree requirements.

Please refer to Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT) Requirements for more information.