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Elementary Education AAEE Degree
Semester Hours:  63
Effective Term: Fall 2017
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None


Program Description: The Associate of Arts in Elementary Education (A.A.E.E.) Degree is appropriate for students who require practical and professional skills and knowledge that can lead to upper division programs in elementary and special education, and prepares para-educators.

For a list of Common Courses associated with specific programs of study, go to the Common Course Matrix Archives and select the current year or the year you completed the course(s):
http://steeringcommittee.aztransfer.com/resources/ccm.html.

AGEC courses are transferable to all three Arizona public universities provided students earn a grade of C or better. Contact an academic advisor for assistance.

Recommended Proficiencies: College-level English, math and reading courses or placement test scores to demonstrate proficiency.

Course Requirements
Associate of Arts in Elementary Education (AAEE) (63 Credits)

Recommended Proficiencies
College level English, math and reading courses or placement test scores to demonstrate proficiency.

AGEC-A (35-36 Credits)
The Arizona General Education Curriculum focused on the Arts (AGEC-A) is a 35 semester credit block that fulfills the lower division general education requirements of liberal arts majors (e.g., social science, fine arts, humanities). The AGEC-A requires a minimum of MAT141 or higher plus 32 credits. The AGEC block transfers to any Arizona public or tribal community college and to the three Arizona public universities.

General Education Requirements
For the following eight categories select the recommended AGEC course, or an AGEC course from the equivalent AGEC category.

Written Communication (6)
ENG101 English Composition III (3)
ENG102 English Composition IV (3)

Oral Communication (3)
Select an AGEC course.

Students must choose coursework from more than one discipline for both the Art and Humanities Category and the Social and Behavioral Sciences Category.

Art & Humanities (9)
Select two Art (6 credits) AGEC courses and one Humanities (3 credits) AGEC course. Students may select coursework from two different prefixes to fulfill the Art & Humanities Category.

Art (6)
Select two AGEC courses.

Humanities (3)
LIT291 Children's Literature for Educators (3)
(Also fulfills AGEC Intensive Writing Requirement)


Social and Behavioral Sciences (6)
HIS101 United States History I (3)
(Also fulfills AGEC Global Awareness Requirement)
Select any additional AGEC three (3) credit course from Social and Behavioral Sciences in a discipline other than HIS.

Biological/Life Lab Sciences (4)
Select one of the following AGEC courses:
AGS101 World of Plants (4)
AGS104 Agricultural Environmental Science (4)
AGS106 Entomology (4)
AGS221 Soil Science (4)
AGS240 Plant Biology (4)
BIO100 Biology Concepts (4)
BIO156 Human Biology for Allied Health (4)
BIO160 Introduction to Human Anatomy/Physiology (4)
BIO181 General Biology I (4)
BIO182 General Biology II (4)
BIO201 Human Anatomy & Physiology I (4)
BIO202 Human Anatomy & Physiology II (4)
BIO205 Microbiology (4)
NTR141 Nutrition and Wellness (4) (Consult the CEG)

Physical Lab Sciences (4)
Select one of the following AGEC courses:
AST101 Survey of Astronomy (4)
CHM130 Fundamental Chemistry (4)
CHM151 General Chemistry I (4)
CHM152 General Chemistry II (4)
CHM235 General Organic Chemistry I (4)
CHM236 General Organic Chemistry II (4)
ENV101 Environmental Science (4) (Consult the CEG)
GLG101 Physical Geology (4)
GLG102 Historical Geology (4)
GLG110 Environmental Geology (4)
PHY100 Physical Universe (4)
PHY111 College Physics I (4)
PHY112 College Physics II (4)
PHY121 University Physics I: Mechanics (4)
PHY122 University Physics II: Electricity and Magnetism (4)

Mathematics (3-4 Credits)
MAT141 College Mathematics, Standard (4) or higher

Subject Options (0-6)
Based on your major, review the specific A.A. Degree requirements in the CAC catalog, consult an academic advisor, and see the Transfer Guides at
http:// aztransfer.com/college/

Special Awareness Requirements (0-9)

Fulfilled as indicated below:

1. Intensive Writing/Critical Inquiry (3)
LIT291 Children's Literature for Educators (3)
(Also fulfills AGEC Humanities Requirement)

2. Cultural Awareness (Ethnic/Race/Gender) (3)
EDU230 Cultural Values in Education (3)
(Also fulfills Core Requirement)

3. Global/International/Historical Awareness (3)
HIS101 United States History I (3)
(Also fulfills AGEC Social/Behavioral Sciences Requirement)

Note: Courses used in other areas, such as Oral Communications, Art and Humanities, Social and Behavioral Sciences, Core, Specialty Area, or Transfer Electives, may also be used to satisfy the three (3) Special Awareness Requirements categories. A course may not be used to satisfy more than one Special Awareness Requirements category.

Core Requirements (21)
EDU221 Introduction to Education (3)
EDU222 Introduction to Special Education (3)
EDU228 Behavior Management (3)
EDU230 Cultural Values in Education (3)
(Also fulfills AGEC Cultural Awareness Requirement)
EDU240 Provisional Structured English Immersion (SEI) (3)
MAT201 Math for Elementary Teachers I (3)
MAT202 Math for Elementary Teachers II (3)

Specializations (3 credits)
Select one Specialization from the three (3) below or select a combination of the courses below to total the 60-64 credits required to earn this A.A. Degree.

Upper Elementary Teaching majors:
EDU225 Relationships in the Classroom (3)

OR

Early Childhood K-3 Teaching majors select one:
ECE 271 Creating Early Childhood Environments (3)
ECE 276 Child Development (3)
ECE 278 Effective Curriculum Design (3)
ECE 283 Valuing Families and Diversity (3)

OR

Special Education majors select one:
EDU 225 Relationships in the Classroom (3)
ECE 271 Creating Early Childhood Environments (3)
ECE 276 Child Development (3)
ECE 278 Effective Curriculum Design (3)
ECE 280 Inclusion of Children with Special Needs (3)
ECE 283 Valuing Families and Diversity (3)

Based on your major, review the specific A.A. Degree requirements in the CAC catalog, consult an academic advisor, and see the Transfer Guides at http://aztransfer.com/college/

Other Requirements (3)
Reading Competency: RDG094 College Reading

Computer Competency (3):
AGB124 Microcomputer in Agriculture (3)
OR
CIS120 Survey of Computer Information Systems (3) (SUN CIS 1120)
OR
Transferable computer competency course (Consult the CEG to determine transferability to the three state public universities).

Additional transferable electives to achieve a minimum of 63 credit hours for the A.A.E.E. Degree.

Students must earn a grade of C or better in each A.A.E.E. degree required course.
Students must earn a minimum of 20 credits from CAC which includes the AGEC-A requirements.

The A.A.E.E. Degree requires a minimum of 63 credits.
Program Measurable Student Learning Outcomes
In addition to the program measurable student learning outcomes of the required education courses, the degree has general education outcomes and standards (e.g. math and English) and elective outcomes and standards.

1. (Analysis Level) Analyze and integrate legal issues that affect students, teachers, parents and administration in contemporary education using cases in which the concept of equity and equal opportunity have evolved into educational policy. (CSLO 1 & 2)
2. (Evaluation Level) Compare and contrast current trends in education through classroom based observations, current event analysis, reactions to readings, and dialogues with professional educators. (CSLO 2, 3, 4)
3. (Synthesis Level) Analyze and explain the prominent educational theorists and theories and describe their impact on contemporary practice in education. (CSLO 2 & 4)
4. (Synthesis Level) Analyze the tenets of a teacher's code of ethics and construct a personal philosophy of what it means to be a professional educator. (CSLO 3)
5. (Synthesis Level) Examine multicultural education by evaluating the effect of cultural and linguistic diversity on classroom procedures and teaching strategies while identifying the significance of multiple cultures and /or language on classroom dynamics. (CSLO 1)
6. (Evaluation Level) Examine and evaluate historical and contemporary trends in service delivery to individuals with disabilities utilizing the important components of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, The Education for All Handicapped Children Act (PL 94-142), Public Law 99-457, and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. (CSLO 2 & 4).
Standards for Program
None