An Associate in Arts in Elementary Teacher Education for Transfer (AA-T) from Skyline
College is intended for students who are interested in transferring to a California
State University (CSU) campus with a major in Early Childhood Education, or similar
major. The Elementary Teacher Education (AA-T) acknowledges that the student has established
a foundation of interdisciplinary knowledge in the field of Education.
The Skyline College Associate in Arts in Elementary Teacher Education for Transfer
is designed to meet the introductory content area subject matter requirements for
teaching at the elementary school level. Aside from "Intrduction to Elementary Education"
and "Child Development," the majority of courses within this degree are general educatin
courses necessry for teaching Transitional kindergarten to 5th grade curriculum.
Students completing an AA-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, or "Pass" if the course is taken on a Pass/No Pass basis, is required for
each course applied to the major. Major course requirements may also be applied to
meet general education requirements.
To earn an AA-T degree, students must meet the following requirements:
- Complete a minimum of 60 CSU transferable units;
- Earn a minimum grade point average (GPA) of at least a 2.0 in all CSU transferable
- All courses in the major must be completed with a grade of "C" or better. A "P" (Pass)
grade is also an acceptable grade for courses in the major if the course is taken
on a Pass/No Pass basis. Students should consult with their counselor before enrolling
in a major course on a Pass/No Pass basis, as some CSUs may have limitations on which
major courses can be taken on a Pass/No Pass basis.
- Certified completion of the California State University General Education-Breadth
(CSU GE Breadth) or the Intersegmental General Education Curriculum (IGETC) pattern.
- A minimum of 12 units must be completed in residence at Skyline College.
Advising Note: Students planning to transfer to a CSU (California State University)
campus MUST complete an Oral Communication (COMM) course (CSU Minimum Admissions Requirement).
Oral Communication courses are noted in the following GE areas: CSU GE (Area A1) or
IGETC (Area 1C).
Note: Students do not need to complete the Skyline College Associate Degree requirements.
For further information, please consult a Skyline College counselor.