Dec 01, 2021  
2021-2022 College Catalog 
    
2021-2022 College Catalog

Liberal Arts, Early Childhood Education Concentration, AA


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Learn to teach young children effectively while preparing to transfer to a bachelor’s degree program with birth-3rd grade teaching certification.

What can I do with this concentration?

Academic Options: This program has been designed to match as closely as possible the first two years of an early childhood teaching certification degree at the University of Arizona. Students planning to transfer to another university should meet with an advisor to complete a transfer plan.

Department/Contact Information:

Dean: 520-206-5105
Center for Early Childhood Studies: 520-206-5245
Lead Faculty: 520-206-5107

Program/Major/Concentration Code: AOAALA/ALA1/ALAE

General Education Requirements


A grade of C or better is required for graduation. Course lists for each General Education category listed below can be found in the General Education Requirements for Transfer Programs .

English Composition: 6 Credits


Humanities and Fine Arts: 3 Credits


  • HIS 141  or HIS 142  fulfill 3 credits of this requirement.
  • Complete a course from the Fine Arts list. Recommend: ART 105  

Biological and Physical Sciences: †


Mathematics: 3 Credits


Social and Behavioral Sciences: 6 Credits


  • POS 210  fulfills 3 credits of this requirement.
  • Complete another course from this category. Recommend: ANT 112  or HUM 260  

Other Requirements: †


  • The Second Language courses fulfill this requirement.

Special Requirements


  • Recommend: ANT 112  or HUM 260  to fulfill the I and C requirement; ART 105  to fulfill the G requirement.

Subtotal: 15 Credits ¥


Subtotal: 6 Credits


AGEC Biological Science: 4 Credits


  • Complete any AGEC BIO lab science course. Recommend: BIO 105IN  

AGEC Physical Science: 4 Credits


Second Language Requirement: 16 Credits


  • Complete second language course sequence through 202, fourth-semester level.

See an advisor or counselor if:

  • you are a bilingual student to discuss exceptions to this requirement or
  • if you are considering taking the CLEP test to earn language credits or
  • if the university major does not require a second language, this requirement may be waived

If this requirement is met in fewer than 16 credits, or if the language requirement is waived, additional transferable electives are necessary to meet the minimum associate degree requirement of 60 credit hours.

Subtotal: 39 Credits


Total Credits as Displayed: 60 Credits


† Core or support course(s) fulfill this requirement.
¥ The AGEC requires 35 credits. This subtotal shows the AGEC credits not fulfilled by core or support courses.
** See an advisor or counselor if:

  • you are a bilingual student to discuss exceptions to this requirement or
  • if you are considering taking the CLEP test to earn language credits or
  • if the university major does not require a second language, this requirement may be waived

If this requirement is met in fewer than 16 credits, or if the language requirement is waived, additional transferable electives are necessary to meet the minimum associate degree requirement of 60 credit hours.

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