Associate of Arts Liberal Studies - Teacher Preparation Degree

The Associate of Arts Liberal Studies-Teacher Preparation degree is designed for students intending to transfer to a four-year college or university with the goal of a career in teaching.

The courses in the degree satisfy CHC general education requirements for the associate degree, prepare students for the majority of their lower division courses in education, and fulfills the IGETC and CSU Breadth general education requirements and the courses needed for a degree in liberal studies at transfer institutions. Students should consult with a counselor for specific information regarding transfer coursework required at the university of their choice.

Associated Major Sheet (PDF)

Major/Program Requirements

Required Courses:

CD 105Child Growth and Development

3.00

 

CD 211Observation and Methods in School-Age Development

3.00

OR

CD 212Observation and Methods in Early Child Development

3.00

 

CD 295Elementary Laboratory

3.00

EDU 290Introduction to Education

3.00

Students must complete at least (6) six units from the following courses:

CD 182Teaching in a Diverse Society

3.00

CD 244Children with Special Needs

3.00

Required General Education Courses:

Students should complete the following courses to fulfill the general education requirements of the associate degree.

BIOL 100General Biology

4.00

ENGL 101 or ENGL 101HFreshman Composition

4.00

HEALTH 102Introduction to Health and Wellness

3.00

MATH 115The Ideas of Mathematics

3.00

POLIT 100 or POLIT 100HAmerican Politics

3.00

 

CHEM 101Introduction to Chemistry

4.00

OR

PHYSIC 100Introduction to Physics

4.00

Students must complete at least (3) three additional units from the following courses:

HIST 100 or HIST 100HHistory of the United States to 1877

3.00

HIST 101 or HIST 101HHistory of the United States 1865 to Present

3.00

Students must complete at least (3) three additional units from the following courses:

ENGL 108 or THART 108World Drama I

3.00

ENGL 109 or THART 109World Drama II

3.00

ENGL 152 or ENGL 152HIntermediate Composition and Literature

4.00

ENGL 155 or ENGL 155HChildren's Literature

3.00

ENGL 280World Literature to the 17th Century

3.00

ENGL 281World literature from the 17th Century to the Present

3.00

Students must complete at least (4) four additional units from the following courses:

ARABIC 102College Arabic II

5.00

ARABIC 103College Arabic III

5.00

ARABIC 104College Arabic IV

5.00

ASL 102American Sign Language II

4.00

ASL 103American Sign Language III

4.00

ASL 104American Sign Language IV

4.00

FRENCH 102College French II

5.00

FRENCH 103College French III

5.00

FRENCH 104College French IV

5.00

JAPN 102College Japanese II

5.00

JAPN 103College Japanese III

5.00

JAPN 104College Japanese IV

5.00

SPAN 102College Spanish II

5.00

SPAN 103College Spanish III

5.00

SPAN 104College Spanish IV

5.00

Students must complete at least (3) three additional units from the following courses:

HUM 101The Humanities I: Prehistoric to Medieval

3.00

HUM 102The Humanities II: Renaissance to Post Modern

3.00

PHIL 101 or PHIL 101HIntroduction to Philosophy

3.00

PHIL 105 or PHIL 105HIntroduction to Ethics: Moral Values in Today's Society

3.00

RELIG 100 or RELIG 100HIntroduction to Religious Studies

3.00

RELIG 101 or RELIG 101HIntroduction to World Religions

3.00

Students must complete at least (3) three additional units from the following courses:

ART 100 or ART 100HArt History I: Prehistoric Art to Medieval Art

3.00

ART 102 or ART 102HArt History II: Renaissance Art to Contemporary Art

3.00

MUSIC 120 or MUSIC 120HAppreciation of Musical Literature

3.00

THART 100 or THART 100HIntroduction to Theatre

3.00

Students must complete at least (3) three additional units from the following courses:

COMMST 100 or COMMST 100HElements of Public Speaking

3.00

COMMST 111 or COMMST 111HInterpersonal Communication

3.00

COMMST 140Small Group Communication

3.00

Students must complete at least (3) three additional units from the following courses:

ENGL 102 or ENGL 102HIntermediate Composition and Critical Thinking

4.00

COMMST 125 or COMMST 125HCritical Thinking through Argumentation and Debate

3.00

PHIL 103Critical Thinking and Argumentation

4.00

Lower division requirements for students interested in transferring to a four-year institution in this field may differ from associate degree requirements. Prospective transfer students should complete the general education and lower division requirements of the school to which they will be transferring. See a counselor for details. Information is also available at www.assist.org.