If you are interested in a teaching career in elementary education this program is right for you. The Education Program is designed as a pre-professional program leading to completion of the first 2 years of teacher education preparation. The program is designed to ensure students transfer to bachelors degree programs with a strong subject matter background, introductory teaching experience, and content preparation.

Teacher Education Preparation programs vary widely in the required lower division preparation necessary for admission to specific campuses. Careful course selection is essential for successful transfer in a timely fashion. Students are encouraged to see a counselor and visit www.assist.org for assistance in developing an educational plan that will identify the lower division major preparation and general education coursework that corresponds to the intended transfer institution requirements.

Certificate and Degree Options


  • Elementary Teacher Education, AA-T

For certificate and degree requirements, please visit the College Catalog.

Education courses expose the student to the elementary classroom setting. Courses in the Teacher Education Preparation provide you with a broad integrated foundation in the Arts and Humanities, Social and Behavioral Sciences, Natural Sciences, Literature and Communication.

This degree is appropriate for students who desire to attend the University of California, California State University, and many independent colleges and universities. With careful planning, you will be able to complete the AA-T while concurrently satisfying the lower division transfer preparation for the baccalaureate degree and the requirements for the State-approved Multiple Subjects Credential Program.

This degree is the SB 1440 Elementary Teacher Education, AA-T degree designed specifically for transfer to the CSU. Please check with a counselor or consult the college catalog for additional information about this AA-T degree.

Job Titles and Career Information

Completing the Elementary Teacher Education AA-T can lead to a variety of different jobs or careers. Click on a job title to find out career information such as average salaries, employment rates and more!