The Associate of Arts Oregon Transfer in Elementary Education is designed for students who wish to transfer to a four-year university and to become an elementary teacher or to pursue a career in education. Recommended courses explore topics related to student learning, teaching strategies, and requirements to become a professional educator. Courses are engaging and offer students many hands-on learning opportunities. Instructors work closely with students and seek to connect them early with transfer partners to ensure an efficient pathway to potential licensure.
Program Learning Outcomes
- Apply critical thinking to analyze social issues necessary to support the function of public education.
- Describe culturally responsive pedagogy and integration of social justice into a teaching philosophy.
- Identify the ethics and responsibilities necessary to obtain a professional license in the teaching field and clarify career confirmation.
While this program has no formal entrance requirements, individual courses may have prerequisites which must be met before enrollment.
|Course ||Title ||Credits |
|HHP 295||Health and Fitness||3|
|MTH 211||Fundamentals of Elementary Mathematics I||4|
|MTH 212||Fundamentals of Elementary Mathematics II||4|
|MTH 213||Fundamentals of Elementary Mathematics III||4|
|COMM 111||Fundamentals of Public Speaking||4|
|WR 121||Academic Composition||4|
|WR 122||Argument, Research, and Multimodal Composition||4|
|ART 101||Introduction to the Visual Arts||3-4|
|or ART 131|| Beginning Drawing|
|ENG 104||Introduction to Literature: Fiction||4|
|or ENG 106|| Introduction to Literature: Poetry|
|GEOG 107||Human Geography: The Cultural Landscape||4|
|or GEOG 201|| World Regional Geography I|
|or ANTH 103|| Cultural Anthropology|
|HST 201||Early America - History of the United States (pre-history to 1820)||4|
|or HST 202|| 19th and early 20th Century United States History (1820-1920)|
|or HST 203|| 20th and Early 21st Century United States History (1920-present)|
|PS 201||Introduction to US Government and Politics||4|
|PSY 201||Mind and Brain||4|
|or PSY 202|| Mind and Society|
|BI 101||General Biology: Cells & Genes||4|
|GS 106||Physical Science: Geology||4|
|ED 101||Introduction to Education Practicum and Seminar||3|
|or ED 210|| Practicum in Teaching|
|ED 216||Foundations of Education||3|
|ED 219||Multicultural Issues in Education Settings||3|
|ED 253||Learning Across the Lifespan||3|
|ED 269||Exceptional Children in Early Childhood Education||3|
|ED 200||Introduction to Education||3|
In Oregon, students may achieve an initial license to teach through a baccalaureate program or a graduate-level program. Students prepare to teach at different grade levels of authorization, depending on their background, interests, and program requirements. It is important to work closely with an advisor to ensure that the degree contains the necessary prerequisite coursework for the desired licensure program.
It is recommended that students meet early and often with an education advisor to select the courses that will transfer efficiently.
Students should plan to confirm with each school they are considering to ensure that the latest transfer information is used when designing their program.
Contact an advisor to explore options for completing a teaching licensure program. There are currently several options in Central Oregon and many throughout the state.
For more information on teacher preparation programs in Oregon, see the Oregon Teacher Standard and Practices Commission website. Students may also wish to review the College's advising guide for teacher education.
Students with experience or an interest in a second language should consider completing three terms of 200-level language courses at COCC. The 100-level language courses will count as electives. The 200-level language courses will partially fulfill the Arts and Letters requirement. If students have prior knowledge of a second language, they may consider taking a CLEP test to see if their score could translate into college credit. Ask your advisor for more information about this testing opportunity.
- Academic Requirements:
- Students must have a 2.0 cumulative GPA to earn a COCC certificate or degree.
- Options for additional standards:
- All courses in the program must be completed with a grade of C or higher.