The Associate in Arts in Elementary Teacher Education for Transfer Degree is intended for students who plan to complete a bachelor’s degree in a similar major at a California State University (CSU) campus. Students completing the Associate in Arts in Elementary Teacher Education for Transfer Degree are guaranteed admission to the CSU system, but not to a particular CSU campus or major.
Students transferring to a CSU campus that accepts the Elementary Teacher Education AA‑T will be required to complete no more than 60 units after transfer to earn a bachelor’s degree (unless the major is a designated “high-unit” major at a particular campus). This degree may not be the best option for students intending to transfer to a particular CSU campus or to a university or college that is not part of the CSU system. Students should consult with a counselor when planning to complete the degree for more information on university admission and transfer requirements.
To earn an Associate in Arts in Elementary Teacher Education for Transfer degree, students must meet the following requirements:
- Complete 60 semester units or 90 quarter units that are eligible for transfer to the California State University, including both of the following:
- The Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC for CSU) or the California State University General Education-Breadth (CSUGE-Breadth) Requirements.
- A minimum of 18 semester units or 27 quarter units in a major or area of emphasis, as determined by the community college district.
- Obtain a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 in all CSU transferable coursework. While a minimum GPA of 2.0 is required for admission, some transfer institutions and majors may require a higher GPA. Please consult with a counselor for more information.
- Obtain a "C" grade or better or "P" in all courses required in the major or area of emphasis. Even though a "P" grade is allowed (Title 5 section 55063), it is recommended that students complete their major courses with a letter grade ("A," "B," or "C") due to unit limitations on "P/NP" courses.
- Complete a minimum of 12 units in residence at Ventura College.
|Select one of the following:|
|Principles of Biology|
and Principles of Biology Laboratory (both lecture and laboratory must be taken)
|or BIOL V04||Introduction to Cell and Molecular Biology|
|Complete all of the following:|
|CD V02||Child Growth and Development||3|
|COMM V01||Introduction to Speech Communication||3|
|EDU V03||Introduction to Elementary Teaching||3|
|ENGL V01A||English Composition||4|
|ENGL V01B||Critical Thinking and Composition Through Literature||4|
|GEOG V08||World Regional Geography||3|
|GEOL V09||Earth Science with Laboratory||4|
|HIST V46||United States History to 1877||3|
|HIST V76||World History to 1550||3|
|MATH V38||Mathematics for Elementary School Teachers||3|
|PHSC V01||Concepts in Physical Science||4|
|POLS V01||American Government||3|
LIST A: Select one course (3 units)
|ENGL V01C||Critical Thinking and Writing||3|
|PHIL V05||Critical Thinking and Analytical Writing||3|
LIST B: Select one course (3 units)
|ART V01||Art Appreciation||3|
|EDU V08||Children's Art within a Multicultural Perspective||3|
|MUS V08||Music Appreciation||3|
|THA V01||Introduction to Theatre||3|
LIST C: (0-12 additional units)
(As major requirements vary considerably, students should consult with a VC counselor to determine which of these are the most appropriate preparation for their intended major and CSU transfer campus)
|Observation and Assessment|
and Observation and Assessment Laboratory
|EDU V09||Dance and Music for Transitional Kindergarten through the Elementary Years||3|
|EDU V10||Literacy in Diverse Classrooms||3|
|ENGL V18||Children's Literature and Film||3|
|FREN V01||Elementary French I||5|
|FREN V02||Elementary French II||5|
|GERM V01||Elementary German I||5|
|GERM V02||Elementary German II||5|
|HIST V59||History of California||3|
|ITAL V01||Elementary Italian I||5|
|ITAL V02||Elementary Italian II||5|
|JAPN V01||Elementary Japanese I||5|
|JAPN V02||Elementary Japanese II||5|
|SL V10A||American Sign Language: Beginning||3|
|SL V10B||American Sign Language: Intermediate||3|
|SPAN V01||Elementary Spanish I||5|
|SPAN V02||Elementary Spanish II||5|
|SPAN V03||Intermediate Spanish I||5|
|SPAN V03S||Spanish Heritage Language I||5|
|SPAN V04||Intermediate Spanish II||5|
|SPAN V04S||Spanish Heritage Language II||5|
|CSUGE-Breadth or IGETC-CSU Pattern||37-39|
|Electives (CSU transferable units to reach 60)||3-7|
See a counselor or consult assist.org, especially if you plan to transfer to a UC campus or a college or university other than CSU.
Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:
- Demonstrate college-level basic skills in written English, oral communications, mathematics, and critical thinking.
- Demonstrate a basic grasp of the disciplines most commonly taught in elementary school in California, including physical science, biology, art, and literature in a cultural or geographic context, world geography, United States history, and United States government.
- Demonstrate a basic grasp of child growth and development.