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Certificate of Achievement
Elementary Teacher Education

This Certificate of Achievement is meant to be an introduction of the skills required in Elementary Education for students interested in Elementary Education majors (or similar majors) at a CSU that offers baccalaureate degrees.

 

Please contact the Student Success Team for this program if you have any questions.

Sample Education Plan

This sample education plan represents one possible pathway through the program. Be advised that each university (UC, CSU, private, and others) has their own transfer requirements. Please see a counselor to create an education plan that is customized to meet your needs. Map is for reference only for the 2020-2021 catalog year. Please refer to the College Catalog (in pdf or flipbook format) for additional course descriptions.
CourseUnitsTypically Offered
1st Semester
CD 106 - Child Growth and DevelopmentM3.0
CD 106 - Child Growth and Development (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU
(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following coursers: CD 106 or PSY 112)

This course provides an overview of human growth from conception to adolescence. The theories of development relevant to life through the teenage years are introduced and the social, emotional, cognitive and physical aspects of these early stages of life are addressed. This course is appropriate for students preparing for a profession working with children and their families or those interested in furthering their understanding of child and adolescent development. This course is also designed to meet the Department of Social Service Classification DS1 and applies toward the State of California Title 5 requirement for the Child Development Permit.

ED 110 - Introduction to TeachingM3.0
ED 110 - Introduction to Teaching (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU

This course is designed to introduce students to the profession of teaching through lecture and observation of K-12 classrooms and public schools. The major aspects of the teaching profession will be examined, the diversity of the public school system will be discussed, and students will gain experience in all three levels of the K-12 system. This course is intended for students considering a career in teaching. 45 hours of structured fieldwork is required.

Select one: COUN 101 / EDEV 101 M3.0
COUN 101 - College and Life Success (Same as EDEV 101) (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC (credit limit*), CSU
(*The UC will grant a maximum of 3 units credit for COUN 101, 101A, 101B and 151 combined)

This course provides an exploration of cognitive, psychological, social, and physical factors influencing success in college and in life. Topics include personal responsibility, critical thinking, motivation, self-efficacy, personal awareness, life-long learning, self-management, health and wellness, interpersonal communication in a diverse world, and introduction to career and educational planning. Students will learn about the purpose, demands, requirements, and support services of higher education including both Rio Hondo College and four year institutions.

EDEV 101 - College and Life Success (Same as COUN 101) (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 030 or ENLA 034 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: CSU

This course provides an exploration of cognitive, psychological, social, and physical factors influencing success in college and in life. Topics include personal responsibility, critical thinking, motivation, self-efficacy, personal awareness, life-long learning, self-management, health and wellness, interpersonal communication in a diverse world, and introduction to career and educational planning. Students will learn about the purpose, demands, requirements, and support services of higher education including both Rio Hondo College and four year institutions.

Select one: SPCH 101 / SPCH 101H M3.0
SPCH 101 - Public Speaking (3.0 units)

Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: UC, CSU
(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: SPCH 101, SPCH 101H or SPCH 102)

This introductory course is designed to prepare students to be effective oral communicators in all aspects of public presentations including design and delivery of the public speech. The course is appropriate for all students interested in developing their public speaking knowledge and skills such as speech communication majors, future teachers, and future business leaders.

SPCH 101H - Public Speaking Honors (3.0 units)

Prerequisite: ENGL 101 with a grade of "C" or better
Advisory: READ 043 or appropriate assessment
Transfers to: UC, CSU
(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: SPCH 101, SPCH 101H or SPCH 102)

This introductory course is designed to prepare students to be effective oral communicators in all aspects of public presentations including design and delivery of the public speech. The course is appropriate for all students interested in developing their public speaking knowledge and skills such as speech communication majors, future teachers, and future business leaders. This course is designed for students eligible for the Honors Program.

Total Semester Units:12.0 
Total Units for Elementary Teacher Education COA program 12.0 
Notes:
MMajor course; course may also meet a general education requirement
† Some classes may have higher units.
** this course has prerequisite, please click on course name to view.
GE = General Education Course. Some of these courses also meet degree requirements. Please see a counselor to find out which ones meet both the general education and degree requirement
M = Major Course
EL = Elective Course
   

Program Learning Outcomes

Gainful Employment Disclosures

  • This program is designed to be completed in ______
  • This program will cost $______ if completed within normal time (including books, materials, and additional fees). There may be additional costs for living expenses. These costs were accurate at the time of posting, but are subject to change.
  • Of the students who completed this program within normal time, the typical graduate leaves with $0* of debt. *Fewer than 10 students completed this program within normal time. This number has been withheld to preserve the confidentiality of the students.
  • License Requirements. This program qualifies students to sit for licensure exam in California.

For more information about graduation rates, loan repayment rates, and post-enrollment earnings about this institution and other postsecondary institutions please click here: https://collegescorecard.ed.gov/

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Whittier, CA 90601

Phone: (562) 692-0921
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