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Liberal Studies for Elementary Education

Degrees & Certificates

The following Liberal Studies for Elementary Education degrees and certificates are offered:

NOTE: Please check with a counselor first, before beginning this program, as requirements are subject to change.

A.A. — Liberal Studies for Elementary Education

Required Program (Units)
ART 430    Art and Children (3) 
BIOL 307    Biology of Organisms (4) 
COMM 361    The Communication Experience (3)
ECE 350    Introduction to Elementary Teaching
                 with Field Experience (3) 
ECON 302    Principles of Macroeconomics (3)
ENGED 305    Structure of English (3) 
ENGED 320    Service Learning: Tutoring Elementary
                      Students in Reading (3) 
ENGWR 300    College Composition (3) 
ENGWR 301    College Composition and Literature (3)
  or ENGWR 302    Advanced Composition and
                             Critical Thinking (3) 3 
GEOL 305    Earth Science (3) 
GEOL 306    Earth Science Laboratory (1) 
HIST 307    History of World Civilizations to 1500 (3) 
HIST 308    History of World Civilizations,
                  1500 to Present (3) 
HIST 312    History of the United States (to 1865) (3) 
MATH 310    Mathematical Discovery (3) 
POLS 301    Introduction to Government: United States (3) 
PSYC 372    Child Development (3)
  or ECE 312    Child Development (3) 3
SOC 321    Race, Ethnicity and Inequality
                  in the United States (3)
  or COMM 325    Intercultural Communication (3)
  or PSYC 368    Cross Cultural Psychology (3) 3

This A.A. degree may be obtained by completion of the Required Program, plus General Education Requirements, plus sufficient electives to meet a 60-unit total.

Program Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:
- apply knowledge, skills, and abilities toward successful completion of coursework at transfer institutions.
- seek employment as an instructional or classroom aide in an elementary school.
- develop a reasoned solution to a problem and defend it using appropriate language, methods, and/or notation.
- evaluate new and accepted ideas about the natural universe using testable methodology.
- write and speak effectively, demonstrating the ability to evaluate audience and appeal to it persuasively.
- conduct library research and compose research papers with a clear thesis, sound critical thinking, correct usage, and proper documentation.
- apply knowledge of world history and cultures to identify the values of a culture and work with others of a diverse background.
- analyze the Constitution of the United States and other founding documents.
- describe the nature of government and compare and contrast political institutions.
- apply basic economic concepts.
- apply knowledge of child development theories to assess the characteristics of teaching practices and learning conditions.

Updated 6/09/15


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