Cochise College

CATALOG 2014-15

Associate of Arts Elementary Education Degree

The AAEE degree is designed for elementary education majors who plan to transfer to a four-year university. This degree is designed for transfer to all Arizona public universities. Consult with an advisor in the Student Development Center to ensure you are making the correct choices for your target university.

Associate of Arts Elementary Education

Major Code - EED

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS (AGEC-A)

35 CREDITS

Composition

ENG 101 ( ENG 1101)

3

English Composition

ENG 102 ( ENG 1102)

3

Mathematics

MAT 142 or higher

3-5

Laboratory sciences†

 

8

Arts†

 

3

Humanities†

 

3

Social and behavioral sciences†

 

6

General education electives*

 

4-6

Six credits of arts, humanities, social and behavioral sciences, or general education electives must be chosen from the current listing of intensive writing courses. See www.cochise.edu/AGEC.

LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT**

0-16 CREDITS

Non-English language

Second- or fourth-semester proficiency

CORE CURRICULUM

21 CREDITS

Introduction to Education

EDU 201

3

Introduction to Structured English Immersion

EDU 218

OR

English as a Second Language/Structured English Immersion Teaching Methods

EDU 221

3

Introduction to Special Education

EDU 222

3

Cultural Diversity in Education

EDU 226

3

Classroom Relationships

EDU 230

3

Mathematics for Elementary Education Majors I

MAT 154

3

Mathematics for Elementary Education Majors II

MAT 156

3

ELECTIVES
(AS NEEDED TO COMPLETE 64 CREDITS)***

 

TOTAL DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

64 CREDITS

*General education electives must be chosen from the general education course list.

**University non-English language requirements vary. Check with your advisor.

***Elective courses must be transferable to the university or universities to which the student plans to transfer.

†Notes:

Laboratory sciences: 8 credits must be taken from two different prefixes. BIO 100, BIO 105, BIO 201 ( BIO 2201), GEO 101, PHY 111 ( PHY 1111), CHM 130 ( CHM 1130), AST 180, and GLG 101 ( GLG 1101) are recommended.

Arts: ART 120 or MUS 260 is recommended.

Humanities: COM 102 ( COM 1100) is highly recommended; ART 107 ( ART 1101), ART 108 ( ART 1102), and MUS 101 are also recommended.

Social and behavioral sciences: POS 220, HIS 110, and HIS 111 are highly recommended. PSY 101 ( PSY 1101), GEO 102, ECN 201 ( ECN 2201) or ECN 202 ( ECN 2202), and PSY 240 are also recommended.

Some students will have more than 64 credits because of varying credits in language, mathematics, and other courses. 64 credits represent the minimum for this degree.

DEGREE REQUIREMENTS:

  • General education requirements for the AAEE degree consist of 35 credits. Six credits of coursework must be completed to fulfill the intensive writing requirement. Courses that satisfy this requirement are designated IW. POS 220 is recommended to fulfill three of the six credits. The cultural and historical or global awareness requirements are satisfied by completing the arts, humanities, and social and behavioral science portion of the AGEC.
  • Specific courses are required for the completion of each transfer degree program.
  • All courses must be completed with a grade of C or better. A core curriculum course may be used to satisfy a general education requirement; however, the total credits required for the degree remain the same.
  • A minimum of 16 credits used in the degree must be completed from Cochise College for each degree granted.
  • A minimum of 8 credits in the AGEC component must be completed from Cochise College for each transfer degree.