2011-2012 Catalog 
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2011-2012 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Elementary Education Associate of Arts Degree

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See program requirement sheet. 

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.

Intermediate Algebra Proficiency This requirement may be satisfied by completion of high school mathematics through second year algebra, completion of MATH 090 - Intermediate Algebra  , the sequence MATH 091 - Intermediate Algebra I  and MATH 092 - Intermediate Algebra II  or MATH 095 - Liberal Arts Intermediate Algebra .

Note: High school transcripts are not used to determine placement into courses which have an intermediate algebra prerequisite.

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.

Graduation Application A completed Graduation Application form must be submitted to Enrollment Services by the 10th day of the quarter in which the student expects to graduate. Forms are available online or at Enrollment Services located in Lynnwood Hall.

Students are advised to:

  • Consult with a faculty adviser on course selection and completion of degree requirements (Note: All decisions on selection of courses are ultimately the responsibility of the student);
  • Plan their schedule, in consultation with a faculty adviser, several quarters in advance to accommodate courses that are offered only once or twice per year; and
  • Pay close attention to prerequisite for required courses and include them in long-range planning.
Pat Averbeck  patrick.averbeck@edcc.edu | 425.640.1093
Connie Schatz cschatz@edcc.edu | 425.640.1612
Department website www.edcc.edu/ece
College Resources:  
Edmonds CC website www.edcc.edu
How to enroll www.edcc.edu/es
Transfer center www.edcc.edu/transfer
Advising appointments 425.640.1458
College bookstore www.edcc.edu/bookstore

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

Effective summer 2011 | Rev 2/11

I. General Requirements (minimum 18 credits):

Written Skills (10 credits)

Quantitative or Symbolic Reasoning (5 credits)

Health and Physical Education (3 credits)

 You may choose any combination of PE courses numbered 100 or above, HLTH 100 , HLTH 105 , or HLTH 150 .

II. Distribution Requirements (60 credits):

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

A. Humanities (15 credits)

Performance/Skills Courses

B. Natural Science and Mathematics (25 credits)

Natural Science

C. Social Sciences (20 credits)

III. Elementary Education Courses (7 credits):

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

IV. 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 Developmental Lifespan Psychology (PSYC& 200 , SHS 185 , or EDUC 185 ).

Associate of Arts Degree Outcomes

Students will demonstrate outcomes in each of the following areas:

Written Communication

  • Knowledge of Rhetoric: Writing in a clear, organized way with respect to audience, context, and purpose
  • Critical Reading, Thinking and Writing: Demonstrating an understanding of the interactions among critical reading, critical thinking, and writing
  • Knowledge of Processes: Producing finished writings by generating ideas, developing and revising drafts, editing texts, and proofreading final copies
  • Control of Conventions: Controlling mechanics, academic conventions and documentation style appropriate to the discipline or context


Students will apply Humanities based concepts and techniques to artistic and cultural experiences and expressions in order to make meaning, solve problems, or communicate interpretations, solutions, or insights in one or more of the following ways:

  • Analyzing and critically evaluating major ideas, concepts, or trends in the Humanities
  • Demonstrating knowledge of cultural practices, intellectual trends, or aesthetic productions of their own culture and other cultures
  • Critically and imaginatively applying insights from Humanities studies to social, cultural, professional, or political contexts
  • Developing and communicating their own intellectual, expressive, or aesthetic processes and finished work

Social Sciences

Using discipline-specific methods, student will demonstrate their engagement in a number of the following ways:

  • Knowledge and understanding of the methodological foundations of a variety of the social sciences
  • Organize, analyze, and critically evaluate empirical information germane to the disciplines
  • Critically apply insights from the social sciences, both historical and current, to cultural, academic, professional, ethical, political, and/or individual contexts (i.e., “how does this apply to me?”)
  • Develop and demonstrate a critical understanding and appreciation of the diversity and interdependence of peoples and culture

Natural Sciences

Using discipline-specific methods and modes of inquiry, students will demonstrate knowledge, comprehension, and application of science concepts in at least four of the following ways:

  • Knowledge and understanding of the nature of science, including its limitations
  • Collect, analyze, and interpret data appropriately
  • Use mathematical reasoning and/or methods to understand the fundamental concepts of the discipline
  • Use and understand specialized vocabulary and terminology to communicate scientific concepts and relationships
  • Critically apply insights from science, both historical and current, to social, cultural, professional, ethical, political, and/or individual contexts

Quantitative/Symbolic Reasoning

  • Apply algebraic, geometric, statistical or logical reasoning to solve abstract and applied problems appropriate to an individual discipline
  • Interpret mathematical, quantitative or symbolic models such as formulas, graphs, tables, schematics and computer programs, and draw inferences from them
  • Employ basic symbolic or quantitative reasoning to support a position or conclusion


  • Demonstrate logical, disciplined critical thinking strategies to resolve emergency care problems and to facilitate understand of contemporary health issues within a diverse population (or)
  • Develop a lifelong exercise, nutrition and fitness program to enhance health and well-being and to improve total self-image (or)
  • Develop specific performance skills, including improved strength, endurance, muscle tone, speed and reaction in selected individual and team sport activities, with emphasis on understanding group dynamics and interpersonal communication

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