Associate in Arts
This associate degree program prepares students to transfer into an elementary education program at a 4-year college or university. The first 2 years of instruction in a bachelor's degree program in elementary education is covered. The program includes the general education courses used for most elementary education programs in Michigan, that prepare students for the state-mandated basic skills tests.
Details of skills students will learn for Elementary Education (AAELEM) include:
- Teaching early and intermediate reading
- Developing math, science, art, and music curriculum
- Human development and cognition
- Practices for children with exceptionalities
- Classroom management and organization
- Diverse family systems and parent relationships
- Appropriate practices for children
- Instructional media and technology
- Consulting and collaborating
- Lesson plan development
- Instructional methods
- Monitoring and assessment
- Leadership and supervision
- Active listening
- Time management
- Critical thinking and problem solving
Career Outlook in Michigan
2020-2021 Academic Requirements
This program prepares students to transfer into an elementary education program at a four-year college or university. The first two years of instruction in a bachelor's degree program in elementary education is covered. The program includes the general education courses used for most elementary education programs in Michigan, that prepare students for the state-mandated basic skills tests. Requirements may vary among colleges so students should obtain the current curriculum from the college to which they are transferring and talk to an undergraduate advisor early in their studies. Curriculum and admission requirements are available on most colleges' Web sites.
This program meets MTA. Students must have their transcripts certified for MTA completion by the WCC Student Records Office.
Copies can be obtained from the Counseling Office, a program advisor, or from the Curriculum and Assessment Office Web site: Articulation Agreements.
Students must have an Academic Math Level of 3 to enroll in MTH 148. At least two years of high school algebra is recommended.
Admission requirements for bachelor's degree teacher education programs may vary among colleges. Most require a minimum grade point average of 2.0 for courses to transfer as well as a minimum of 56 to 60 college credits completed and successful completion of the state-mandated basic skills test before applying for admission to the program.
- Humanities, Social & Behav Sci
- Behavioral Sciences Department
- Cassandra George-Sturges
Requirements(Items marked with an icon are available online.)
- Total Credits Required
*See an advisor to select courses that will meet the requirements of the college to which you are transferring.