The Associate in Arts in Elementary Teacher Education for Transfer degree is designed to prepare students for transfer to a California State University traditional or integrated teacher preparation program. The Associate in Arts in Elementary Teacher Education for Transfer degree incorporates the elementary subject matter competence requirements as established by the California Teacher Credentialing Commission and prepares students for the California Subject Examinations for Teachers (CSET) Multiple Subjects exam. Additionally, the degree may also serve as preparation for paraprofessional positions in the K-12 classroom, meeting unit requirements for paraprofessionals as established by the No Child Left Behind Act.
Program Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion, the student will be able to:
evaluate elements of diversity and diverse learning styles in student populations.
analyze how teachers and schools can promote learning for all students.
demonstrate proficiency in 14 content areas required for subject matter competency for elementary teachers.
Requirements for AA-T or AS-T degrees:
The completion of 60 semester units that are eligible for transfer to the California State University, including both of the following:
The Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or the California State University – Breadth Requirements.
A minimum of 18 semester units in a major area of emphasis, as determined by the district.
The obtainment of a minimum grade point average of 2.0.
The completion of all courses required for the major with a ‘C’ or better. A ‘P’ (Pass) grade is not acceptable for courses in the major.
Total Units: 60
Concepts of Biology
Child Growth and Development: Birth through Adolescence
Early Field Experience for Elementary Teachers
Introduction to Types of Literature
Introduction to Earth Science
Earth Science Laboratory
World Regional Geography
World History from the Origins of Civilizations to 1600
History of the United States
Mathematics for Elementary School Teaching
American Government: National, State and Local
List A (select 4 units from the following)
Argumentative Writing and Critical Thinking Through Literature
Bakersfield College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. The ACCJC is one of the six regional accrediting bodies recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.