Elementary Education Foundations Transfer Pathway Degree
The Elementary Education Foundations Transfer Pathway Associate in Science (AS) offers students a powerful option: the opportunity to complete an AS degree with course credits that directly transfer to designated Elementary Education bachelor’s degree programs at Minnesota State universities. The curriculum has been specifically designed so that students completing this pathway degree and transferring to one of the seven Minnesota State universities enter the university with junior-year status. All courses in the Transfer Pathway associate degree will directly transfer and apply to the designated bachelor’s degree programs in a related field.
Minnesota State Transfer Pathways offer students curriculum that is designed to fully transfer to a parallel program at one of seven universities in the Minnesota State system:
- Bemidji State University
- Metropolitan State University
- Minnesota State University, Mankato
- Minnesota State University, Moorhead
- Southwest Minnesota State University
- St. Cloud State University
- Winona State University
Upon completion of the program, graduates will demonstrate achievement of program outcomes by being able to:
- Apply and develop teaching methods based on effective principles and practices related to the learning process.
- Identify learner variables that become the basis of instructional design.
- Develop and demonstrate competence in designing valid and reliable assessment practices for purposes of assessing student performance and evaluating programs and services.
- Demonstrate and apply fundamental knowledge of teacher-centered and student-centered philosophies in designing program and service options.
- Understand and apply motivational theory and cognitive principles in designing and delivering instruction.
- Demonstrate knowledge of technology resources and application of technology options in lesson design.
- Become familiar with educational practices and positive teacher perspectives that will result in ethical programming that appeals to all diverse groups with respect to their individual differences and contributions to society.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the influence of use and misuse of tobacco, alcohol, drugs, and other chemicals on student life and learning.
- A minimum of 60 semester credits in courses numbered 1000 or above. (for a two-year degree program.)
- A minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 in courses numbered 1000 or above at ARCC.
- A minimum grade of C or higher must be earned in all “program requirements.”
- A minimum of 20 semester credits applied toward the degree must be taken from ARCC. This requirement may be reduced from 20 to 12 semester credits for students transferring in at least 8 semester credits from either another Minnesota State college or the University of Minnesota. (for a two-year degree program.)
- Completion of specific degree requirements; you must apply to graduate. Completing the degree requirements does not automatically confer the degree.
EDUC 2001 Foundations of Education 4 EDUC 2031 Introduction to Special Education 4 EDUC 2050 Human Relations and Multicultural Education 3 EDUC 2060 Educational Technology 3 EDUC 2215 Child and Adolescent Development 3
Complete at least 40 credits in courses from the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC), including all courses listed. You must complete all ten goal areas and maintain a cumulative 2.0 GPA for the entire MnTC. One course may satisfy more than one goal area, but the course credits may be counted only once.
1. Communication ENGL 1121 College Writing and Critical Reading 4 CMST 2215 OR CMST 1110 Public Speaking OR Introduction to Communication 3 2. Critical Thinking (met by ENGL 1121) PSYC 2265 Educational Psychology 3 3. Natural Science BIOL 1103 Environmental Science Lecture 3 BIOL 1133 Environmental Science Lab 1 4. Mathematical/Logical Reasoning MATH 1121 Mathematics for Educational Arts 4 MATH 1114 Introduction to Statistics 4 5. History/Social/Behavioral Sciences PSYC 1110 General Psychology 4 HIST 2211 US History I 4 6. Humanities/Fine Art MUSC 1104 Fundamentals of Music 3 7. Human Diversity (met by PSYC 1110) 8. Global Perspective 9. Ethical/Civic Responsibility HIST 2211 US History I 4 10. People and the Environment (met by BIOL 1103)
HPER 1102 Drugs, Alcohol, and Tobacco 3
Semester 1: 16 credits
EDUC 2001 Foundations of Education 4 ENGL 1120 OR ENGL 1121 Cross-Current College Writing and Critical Reading OR College
Writing and Critical Reading
4 MATH 1121 Mathematics for Educational
4 BIOL 1103 AND BIOL 1133 Environmental
Science Lecture and Lab
Semester 2: 15 credits
EDUC 2031 Introduction to Special Education 4 PSYC 1110 General Psychology 4 CMST 1110 OR CMST 2215 Introduction to Communication
OR Public Speaking
3 MATH 1114 Introduction to Statistics 4
Semester 3: 16-19 credits
EDUC 2050 Human Relations and
3 EDUC 2215 Child and Adolescent
3 HIST 2211 US History I 4 Goal 3 Physical Science Elective 3-6 HPER 1102 Drugs, Alcohol, and Tobacco 3
Semester 4: 12-16 credits
PSYC 2265 Educational Psychology 3 MUSC 1104 Fundamentals of Music 3 EDUC 2060 Educational Technology 3 Goal Area 6 Humanities/Fine Arts: One
course from A or B
3 Other electives as required to complete the
Students will have required field experiences and are expected to document these experiences, as they are directed by faculty. Individuals who have been arrested, charged or convicted of any criminal offense should investigate the impact that the arrest, charge or conviction may have on the ability to complete field experience in coursework and the chances of employment in the field of Education. For more information about the background study process and disqualifying crimes, contact the Minnesota Department of Human Services at 651-296-3802.