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Elementary Education Transfer Program A.A.T.

Department: Education

Total Credit Hours: 65 credits

What is Elementary Education Transfer Program A.A.T.? 

This program prepares students to continue their education at a four-year university and teaches them to introduce children to curriculum in reading, math, social sciences required as a basis for further education. 

Occupational Outlook

Employment in this field is projected to grow 5% to 8% percent from 2014 to 2024, which matches the average growth rate for all occupations.

Salary Outlook

In Missouri, employees working as elementary school teachers earn a mean average of $53,390, depending on education, experience and employer. 

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, earnings increase significantly as a worker’s degree of education rises.

Sources: Bureau of Labor Statistics and  FOCUS Online Career and Education Planning Systems

Required Courses

Subject Course Title Credits
General Education Requirements (42 credits)
Mathematics MAT 156 College Algebra - Educators 4
Communication ENG 101 English Composition I 3
ENG 102 English Composition II 3
COM 101 or Oral Communications  3
COM 102 Public Speaking
Social Science
*Preferred by most transfer institutions and meets state requirement
PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology 3
HIS 102 or US History Since 1877*  3
HIS 146 Western Civ: Modern Europe
POL 101 or American Government*  3
POL 102 State and Local Government

Natural Science - Option 1

(Choose Option I or Option 2)

BIO 105 and Essentials of Biology  11
CHM 115 and Essentials of Biology with Lab 
PHY 111 or Introduction to Physical Science 
Natural Science - Option 2
BIO 105/106 and Essentials of Biology with Lab 
CHM 101/103 and General Chemistry I and Introduction to Physical Science
PHY 111/113 Introduction to Physical Science with Lab

Humanities

Choose one from this section:

(May take both LIT requirements from this section or choose a second course from the section below.)

May choose a second LIT course from the following:

LIT 271 and Literature and Contemporary Cultures  6
LIT 210 or American Literature from 1620-1865 
LIT 220 or American Literature from 1865-Present 
LIT 200 or World Mythology 
LIT 201 or Mythology in Western Culture 
LIT 207 or Introduction to the Bible as Literature 
LIT 215 or Introduction to Poetry 
LIT 222 or Native American Literature 
LIT 223 or African American Literature 
LIT 230 or Contemporary Fiction 
LIT 240 or Contemporary Literature 
LIT 250 or English Literature before 1800 
LIT 252 or Introduction to Shakespeare 
LIT 260 or English Literature after 1800 
LIT 272 or World Literature - Ancient World through the Renaissance 
LIT 273 or World Literature - Enlightenment to 20th Century 
LIT 275 or Holocaust Literature 
LIT 280 or Gender Issues in Literature 
LIT 289 Writing about Literature
Multicultural/ Valuing- Choose one

* If choosing to take economics, please first determine which economics course will transfer to your four-year school of choice.

** Cannot count for both EDU and MVC credit

GEO 100 or Principles of Geography  3
ECO 100 or Survey Economics 
ECO 110 or Principles of Macroeconomics
ECO 120 or Principles of Microeconomics
EDU 247* Multicultural Education
Core Course Requirements (14 credits) - All EDU courses must be completed with a grade of "C" or higher and cumulative GPA of 3.00
EDU 212 Foundations of Education in a Diverse Society 3
EDU 222 Educational Technology 3
EDU 240 Education Psychology 3
EDU 285 Teaching Profession with Field Experience 3
EDU 286 Education Practicum 1
EDU 290*** Portfolio Assessment in Education** 1
Electives** (9 credits)
Choose one (3 credits): EDU 242 or Art for Children  3
EDU 245 or Integrating Movement & the Arts of Elem. Ed 
EDU 246 Music for Children
Choose two (6 credits):
*Part of Statewide Articulation AAT Agreement
EDU 125 or Teaching Literature through Storytelling  6
EDU 225 or Literature for Children 
EDU 242 or Art for Children
EDU 246 or Music for Children
EDU 247* or Multicultural Education
EDU 250* or Education for Exceptional Learners
EDU 252 or Autism Spectrum Disorders 
EDU 255 Social Communication and Sensory Integration
Total Required Hours: 65 credits

* Students must take either HIS 102 or POL 101 to meet state requirements

** Entire MOGEA must be passed for successful completion of EDU 290. MOGEA Exam covers English, Math, Science and Social Studies – must achieve a passing score in all areas – recommend taking before completion of 30 credit hours.

Suggested Schedule Planning

Course Title Credits
First Semester (15 credits)
ENG 101 English Composition I 3
PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology 3
MAT 156 College Algebra - Educators 4
Science Natural Science with Lab 4
Second Semester (18 credits)
ENG 102 English Composition II 3
EDU 212 Foundations of Education in a Diverse Society 3
MULTI Multicultural Requirement 3
HIS 102 US History Since 1877 3
COM 101 Oral Communications 3
Science Natural Science 3
Take MOGEA Exam
Third Semester (16 credits)
EDU 222 Educational Technology 3
EDU 240 Educational Psychology 3
SCIENCE Natural Science with Lab 4
POL 101 American Government 3
LITERATURE Literature Requirement 3
Fourth Semester (17 credits)
EDU 285 Teaching Profession with Field Experience 3
EDU 286 Education Practicum 1
EDU 290 Education Portfolio 1
LITERATURE Literature Requirement 3
EDU 242 or Art for Children  3
EDU 245 or Integrating Movement and the Arts in Elementary Education 
EDU 246 Music for Children
Elective** Education Elective 3
Elective** Education Elective 3
Total Hours Required for Graduation: 65 credits


** Education Electives: It is essential that you check with your transfer college for transferable courses.

Per College policy Individual students may be required to take COL 101.

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