Education Studies

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ELAC’s Education major, and associated degree options, are designed for future elementary, early childhood, or special education teachers. The study of Education prepares students to take leadership roles in strengthening schools, advancing research and scholarship, and improving education policy. Students engage in both hands on learning experiences, and theoretic understanding to ensure students receive a well rounded education.

ELAC Offerings:

Associate in Science in Early Childhood Education for Transfer: The Associates in Arts in Early Childhood Education for Transfer focuses on the theory and practice of early childhood care and education for children from birth to age eight. Students must complete 60 required semester units of CSU transferable course work. The course of study includes the basic principles of educational and developmental psychology; the art of observing, teaching and guiding young children; planning and administration of developmentally appropriate inclusive educational activities; school safety and health issues; and the social and emotional foundations of early care and education. Students completing this program have the potential of obtaining occupations in educational settings such as infant/toddler caregivers; preschool teachers; family home childcare providers; master teachers, site supervisors, program directors, child life specialists, and social services workers. Students prepare to transfer to four-year schools to pursue advanced degrees in child development with the eventual goal of becoming Early Childhood Education (ECE) program directors, center principals, elementary school teachers, resource specialists, ECE resource specialists, consultants, or finding employment in related human service fields.

For more information, please click HERE to visit ELAC 2019-2020 General Catalog.