Skip to main content

Education - Elementary

Associate of Arts Degree

You can earn an associate of arts degree with a concentration in elementary education.
Note that not all courses for each program can be offered every semester.

You will need to successfully complete a minimum of 60 Credit Hours.

Courses

Recommended Core Courses

Core

26-27 Credit Hours
Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
ARTS 2250 Elementary School Art 3
EDUC 1110 Introduction to Professional Education 3
EDUC 1700 Professional Practicum-Elementary School 2
EDUC 2070 Family and Community Relationships 3
EDUC 2250 Children's Literature 3
HPER 2510 Physical Education in the Elementary School I with Practicum 3
MUSC 1010 Introduction to Music 3
MUSC 2350 Elementary School Music 3
PHYS 1100 Physical Science 4
PSYC 2110 Child and Adolescent Psychology 3
PSYC 2300 Psychology of Learning 3

Required General Education Courses

Behavioral Science

3 Credit Hours
Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
PSYC 1810 Introduction to Psychology 3

English / Literature

select one - must earn C or above
3 Credit Hours
Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
ENGL 1020 English Composition II 3
ENGL 2030 Creating Poetry I 3
ENGL 2040 Creating Poetry II 3
ENGL 2050 Creating Stories I 3
ENGL 2060 Creating Stories II 3
ENGL 2070 Technical Communications 3
ENGL 2100 Introduction to Literature 3
ENGL 2140 Introduction to Shakespeare 3
ENGL 2150 American Literature to 1865 3
ENGL 2160 American Literature after 1865 3
ENGL 2190 Comparative Mythology 3
ENGL 2200 British Literature to 1800 3
ENGL 2210 British Literature after 1800 3
ENGL 2730 The Novel and the Movie 3
THEA 1010 Introduction to Theatre 3
THEA 2140 Introduction to Shakespeare 3

Fine and Performing Arts

select one
3 Credit Hours
Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
ARTS 1050 Introduction to Art History and Criticism I 3
ARTS 1060 Introduction to Art History and Criticism II 3

Health Education

3 Credit Hours
Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
HPER 1550 Lifetime Wellness 3

History

select two ( one from 1000 level and one from 2000 level)
6 Credit Hours
Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
HIST 1050 World History I 3
HIST 1060 World History II 3
HIST 2010 American History I 3
HIST 2020 American History II 3

Mathematics

3-5 Credit Hours
Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
MATH 1010 Math for Elementary Teachers 3

Natural Science

4-5 Credit Hours
Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
BIOS 1010 General Biology 4

Oral Communication

select one - must earn C or above
3 Credit Hours
Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
SPCH 1010 Fundamentals of Communication 3
SPCH 1110 Public Speaking 3

Social Science

select one
3 Credit Hours
Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
ECON 2110 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
GEOG 1020 World Regional Geography 3
POLS 1000 American Government 3
POLS 1600 International Relations 3

Written Communication

must earn C or above
3 Credit Hours
Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
ENGL 1010 English Composition I 3

Suggested Elective Courses

Electives

See advisor and confirm with transfer institution for recommended electives.
3-4 Credit Hours
Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
ECED 2050 Children with Exceptionalities 3
FREN 1200 Elementary French I 4
FREN 1210 Elementary French II 4
MATH 1015 Geometry for Elementary Teachers 3
OFFT 1500 Microsoft Office 3
SOCI 2150 Issues of Unity and Diversity 3
SPAN 1200 Elementary Spanish I 4
SPAN 1210 Elementary Spanish II 4

No Matter Where You Are In Your Journey, We Can Help With Your Next Steps.