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Elementary Teacher Education (AA-T)


Please note:  These requirements are based on 2021-2022 LAVC Catalog.

Complete a minimum of 60 transferrable semester units consisting of required courses for major, general education and elective courses as needed. Some major courses may double count for general education. Each major course must be completed with a grade of C or higher. To explore career and academic pathway options, visit the LAVC Program Mapper.

Students who plan to graduate and/or transfer should first meet with a Counselor to review and submit a Petition for Graduation early in the semester before they are expected to complete their requirements. Online Graduation Petitions that are submitted without a counselor’s approval will require a counselor’s review and approval in order for it to be processed. For the latest degree requirements, check the LAVC catalog.


Complete the following core required courses

Course Course Title UNITS
BIOLOGY 003 Introduction to Biology 4
CH DEV 001* Child Growth and Development 3
COMM 101 Public Speaking 3
EDUC 203 Education in American Society 3
ENGLISH 101* College Reading and Composition I 3
ENGLISH 102* College Reading and Compostion II 3
GEOG 002 Cultural Elements of Geography 3
GEOLOGY 001 Physical Geology 3
GEOLOGY 006* Physical Geology Laboratory 1
HISTORY 011 Political and Social History of the United States to 1877 3
HISTORY 086 Introduction to World Civilization I 3
MATH 215* Principles of Mathematics 3
PHYS SC 001 Physical Science I 3
PHYS SC 014* Physical Science Laboratory  3
POL SCI 001 The Government of the United States 3

LIST A: Select one course

Course Course Title UNITS
COMM 105* Critical Thinking 3
ENGLISH 103* Composition and Critical Thinking 3

LIST B: Select one course

Course Course Title UNITS
ART 101 Survey of Art History I 3
ART 102 Survey of Art History II 3
ART 103 Art Appreciation I 3
MUSIC 111 Music Appreciation I 3
THEATER 100 introduction to the Theater 3

LIST C: Select one course

Course Course Title UNITS
AFRO AM 020 African-American Literature I 3
CHICANO 042# Contemporary Mexican Literature 3
ENGLISH 105# Introduction to Language and Linguistics 3
LING 001# Introduction to Language and Linguistics 3
PHILOS 020 Ethics 3
SPANISH 012# Survey of Mexican Literature 3

Total units required for major: 51

Follow CSU General Education Certification (CSUGE) OR Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) for CSU to meet general education unit requirements.

Required general education units: 8

Required transferable elective units: 0

Total transferable units required: 60

*This course has a prerequisite or a corequisite.
# Cross-referenced course.