2012-2013 Catalog 
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2012-2013 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Associate of Arts in Elementary Education - Direct Transfer Agreement


Program Description The Associate in Elementary Education direct transfer agreement degree is a statewide transfer degree for elementary education majors between the community college and the following baccalaureate universities — Central Washington University, Eastern Washington University, Washington State University, Western Washington University, City University, Gonzaga University, Heritage University, Pacific Lutheran University, Saint Martin’s University, Seattle Pacific University, Walla Walla University, and Whitworth University. Students who complete the AEE-DTA degree and all admission requirements will be granted junior standing on acceptance into the program.

Admission to Schools of Education This degree will be granted to students who have earned a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0 and students will enter the receiving institution as a junior. However, admission to Washington Public Schools of Elementary Education is not guaranteed to students who complete an AEE-DTA and students should work with advisers on a regular basis to insure that requirements specified in the degree are met. Students must take the WEST–B®, Washington Educator Skills Test—Basic®, in order to apply to teacher preparation programs. Individual four-year institutions may have specific requirements.

Edmonds Community College Requirements This AEE-DTA degree is awarded upon completion of a minimum of 90 credits as outlined. A minimum of 30 credits or one-third of the required credits, whichever is less, must be earned at Edmonds Community College. Students are required to maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 in all college-level courses.

Computer Literacy Students should be able to demonstrate computer literacy, including word processing, spreadsheets, and PowerPoint, through a portfolio gathered during course work.

Cultural Diversity Requirement All students earning degrees and certificates of 45 credits or more must meet a cultural diversity (CD) requirement by completing courses marked as “CD” on the requirement sheet and/or “Meets Cultural Diversity Requirement” in the quarterly class schedule. Those courses may also be used to fulfill other requirements of the degree or certificate.

Intermediate Algebra Proficiency This requirement may be satisfied by completion of high school mathematics through second year algebra or completion of MATH 090 , with a grade of 2.0 or higher. Note: High school transcripts are not used to determine placement into courses which have an intermediate algebra prerequisite.

Students Are Advised To

  • Plan their schedule several quarters in advance in order to accommodate courses that are offered only once or twice a year,
  • Review the college catalog for required course prerequisites and include these in schedule planning, and
  • Communicate with a faculty adviser.

College Resources
College Website | www.edcc.edu
How to Enroll | www.edcc.edu/es
Transfer Center | www.edcc.edu/transfer
College Bookstore | www.edcc.edu/bookstore
Advising Appointments | 425.640.1458

Pat Averbeck | patrick.averbeck@edcc.edu | 425.640.1093
Connie Schatz | cschatz@edcc.edu | 425.640.1612

Department website
Early Childhood Education | www.edcc.edu/ece

Advising Note

This program requirement sheet is not a substitute for meeting with an academic adviser. Meeting the requirements to graduate with an Edmonds Community College certificate or degree is ultimately the responsibility of the student.

I. General Education Requirements (minimum 18 credits)

A. Communication Skills (10 credits)

B. Quantitative Analysis or Symbolic Reasoning (5 credits)

C. Health and Physical Education (3 credits)

You may choose any combination of PE courses , HLTH 100 , HLTH 105 , OR HLTH 150 .

Algebra Proficiency Requirement

____Algebra proficiency requirement met.

Cultural Diversity Requirement

____Cultural Diversity Requirement met.

General Education Requirements Learning Outcomes

Students will demonstrate General Education Learning Outcomes in each of the following areas:

Communication Skills: Write in clear, effective ways, adapted to audience, context, and purpose.
Quantitative Analysis/Symbolic Reasoning: Apply mathematical, quantitative, or symbolic models to solve problems, draw inferences, or support conclusions appropriate to an individual discipline.
Health and Physical Education: Demonstrate knowledge and skills in one of these areas: emergency care, contemporary health, principles of lifelong fitness, or athletic performance and teamwork.
Cultural Diversity: Apply multiple perspectives when examining cultural differences and interacting in multicultural settings.

II. Distribution Requirements (60 credits)

A maximum of 10 credits in any one department may be included in the 60 distribution credits.

A. Humanities (15 credits)

Complete the required Communication Studies course and select 10 credits from at least two other departments within this distribution area. Recommendations include Art, Music, and English or world literature courses. A maximum of five (5) credits in Performance/Skills courses and five (5) credits in foreign language at the 100 level may be applied to the Humanities requirement.

To view course choices, see the Humanities Distribution Course List .

B. Natural Sciences and Mathematics (25 credits)

Complete the two required math courses and select five (5) credits in biological sciences or nutrition, five (5) credits in geology or environmental science, and five (5) credits in chemistry or physics; 10 of these credits must be laboratory science courses. (Laboratory science courses are marked with an asterisk on the Natural Sciences and Mathematics Distribution Course List.) Note: Computer Science, Mathematics, and Philosophy are not considered Natural Sciences.

To view course choices, see the Natural Sciences and Mathematics Distribution Course List .

C. Social Sciences (20 credits)

Complete one of the U.S. History courses below and five (5) credits of either World Civilization or non-Western History. Select 10 credits from at least two other departments within this distribution area. Recommendations include Anthropology, Economics, Geography, Political Science, or Psychology courses. Please work with an adviser on other history requirement and course choices.

To view course choices, see the Social Sciences Distribution Course List .

Distribution Requirements Learning Outcomes

Students will demonstrate Distribution Learning Outcomes in each of the following areas:

Humanities: Use Humanities-based methods to reason, communicate, make meaning, solve problems and/or create or perform cultural works for diverse audiences and purposes.
Natural Sciences and Mathematics: Use scientific and mathematical methods, modes of inquiry, and terminology to demonstrate knowledge, comprehension, and application of science concepts and insights.
Social Sciences: Use Social Science theories and methods to reason, communicate, apply insights, solve problems, and to develop a critical understanding of the diversity and interdependence of peoples and cultures.

III. Program Requirements (7 credits)

A minimum of 30 hours of K-8 classroom experience must be included.

Program Requirements Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the Program Learning Requirements for this degree, students will be able to:
  • Demonstrate an initial understanding of professionally defined characteristics, standards, practices, and teaching strategies of elementary education teachers.

IV. General Electives (minimum 5 credits)

Select from courses numbered 100 or above so that the total number of credits is at least 90. Note: Washington State University, Central Washington University, and Saint Martin’s University require a Developmental Lifespan Psychology course (PSYC& 200 , SHS 185 , or EDUC 185 ).

General Electives Learning Outcomes

Students will demonstrate the following Learning Outcomes for General Elective courses:

Demonstrate breadth and/or depth of knowledge and skills as determined by student’s interests.


Adviser’s Signature and Date

Dean’s Signature and Date

Eff: summer 2012  |  Rev: 06/12