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Transfer Programs
Associate of Arts and Sciences with a major in Science and a Specialization in Pre-Teacher Education
Four-semester (two-year) program

Pre-Teacher Education Specialization is designed for persons who plan to transfer to a four-year college or university in a teacher education major that requires a background in the sciences. The specialization provides for course work that will orient students to a career in teacher education. Students are urged to become acquainted with the requirements of the teacher education program at the college or university to which transfer it contemplated and to regularly consult with his/her community college advisor in planning their program and selecting electives. Students should successfully complete all community college courses meeting the grade requirement of “C.”

In addition to the admission requirements established for the college, entry into the Science Pre-Teacher Education Specialization program requires competency in English and Math Essentials MTE 1-9 as demonstrated through the placement and diagnostic tests, or by satisfactorily completing the required MTE units or equivalent.

Course Sequence: 
Course Number Course Title Lect. Hrs. Lab Hrs. Course Cr.
First Semester
ENG 111 College Composition I 3 0 3
MTH 1631 Pre-Calculus I 3 0 3
SDV 101 Orientation to Education 1 0 1
Elective2 History 3 0 3
Elective3 Lab Science 3 3 4
Suggested Credits & Hours for Semester 13 3 14
Second Semester
ENG 112 College Composition II 3 0 3
Elective2 History 3 0 3
ITE 115 Introduction to Computer Applications & Concepts 3 0 3
MTH 2411 Statistics 3 0 3
Elective3 Lab Science 3 3 4
Suggested Credits & Hours for Semester 15 3 16
Third Semester
CST 110 Intro. to Communications 3 0 3
EDU 200 Intro. to Teaching Profession 3 0 3
HLT/PED4 Health or Physical Education 1 0 1
Elective5 Literature 3 0 3
Elective3 Lab Science 3 3 4
Suggested Credits & Hours for Semester 14 3 15
Fourth Semester
Elective6 Humanities 3 0 3
Elective3 Lab Science 3 3 4
Elective5 Literature 3 0 3
Elective7 Social Science 3 0 3
Elective Transfer 3 0 3
Suggested Credits & Hours for Semester 15 3 16
Total Minimum Credits Required for this Curriculum 61

1Students may substitute a higher level math. Courses may be chosen from the Math General Electives
2Six credits of transfer History electives are required and can be chosen from HIS 101, 102, or  121, 122
3Courses may be chosen from the Science General Electives.
4Students may choose a health, physical education, or recreation course that promotes physical and emotional well-being.
5Courses may be chosen from the Literature General Electives.
6Courses may be chosen from the Transfer Humanities Electives.
7Courses may be chosen from the Social Science General Electives


Requirements of four-year institutions may vary. Students should consult a counselor or their academic advisor to select electives that will satisfy baccalaureate major requirements. In addition, they should confirm with the college or university to which they plan to transfer that they will receive credit at the four-year institution.

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