Bachelor of Art in Liberal Studies: Elementary Teaching Preparation Emphasis – ETE Associate Degree for Transfer Roadmap

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This is a sample pathway for students who transfer to San Francisco State University in 2017–2018 with an AA-T in Elementary Teacher Education. Six units in the major (HIST 114, MATH 165) and all lower division GE requirements have been satisfied. Check with a major advisor about the most appropriate course sequence. Degree completion guaranteed in 60 units; see the Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT) section for more information.

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterUnits
HUM 425
Thought and Image: Humanities
or Thought and Image: Creative Arts
LS 300GW Perspectives on Liberal Studies - GWAR 3
Major Core: Area I Communication Studies – Select One 4
Performance and Identity  
Performance of Children's Literature  
or Approved Alternative
Major Core: Area III Behavioral and Social Sciences: Psy/Family Stud/Hum Dev – See List 3
GE Area A: Written English Communication II (A4) 1 3
or University Elective if A4 was met before transfer
Second Semester
BIOL 310 Biology for Today's World 3 3
HUM 425
Thought and Image: Humanities
or Thought and Image: Creative Arts
Major Core: Area III Behavioral and Social Sciences: Hist/Geog/California – See List 3
Major Core: Area I Literature 3
University Elective 3
Third Semester
LS 309 Physical Sciences for Elementary School Teachers 3
MATH 565 Concepts of Geometry, Measurement, and Probability 3
Major Emphasis – See List 3
University Electives – Take Two 6
Fourth Semester
LS 690 Liberal Studies Senior Seminar 3
Major Emphasis – See List 3
University Electives 8
 Total Units60

To Do at SF State:

Enough total units to reach 120 minimum for graduation; 40 units minimum at the upper division level; to include the following:

University-Wide Requirements: 9–12 Units

US History, US/CA/Local Government satisfied before transfer.

  • ENG 214 or equivalent A4 course (0–3 units) if not taken before transfer. See note 1 above.
  • Upper division GE, areas B, C and D (9 units): See grid above for courses that satisfy both UD GE and major requirements.
  • Students entering this major with the AA-T in Elementary Education are not required to fulfill SF State Studies requirements; also, because of the interdisciplinary nature of the major, students automatically fulfill the Complementary Studies requirement.

Liberal Studies Major: 40 Units

HIST 114, MATH 165 met in transfer – applied to Emphasis.

  • Core (31 upper division units)
  • Emphasis (9 upper division units)

University Electives: 17 or More Units

Depends on course choices made at the community college, how transferred units are applied to the requirements above, and course choices at SF State. Some courses may meet more than one requirement, e.g. in both UD GE and the major. Upper division electives recommended in order to meet the minimum 40-unit requirement.

Major Core (Area III Behavioral and Social Sciences: Psy/Family Stud/Hum Dev)

AA S 323Chinese American Identities 33
AA S 333Japanese American Identities 33
AA S 353Filipina/o American Identities 33
AFRS 525Black Child Development3
CFS 320Children and Families 33
HIST 469American Childhoods: Past and Present3
LS 400Social Sciences Core I3
PSY 330Child Development 23
RRS 625Mixed Race Studies: A Comparative Focus 33
WGS 515Gender, Race, and Reproduction 33

Major Core (Area III Behavioral and Social Sciences: Hist/Geog/California)

AA S 510Asian Americans in California 33
AFRS 312Kalifia: The Black Heritage of California3
AIS 410Perspectives of Native California Indians3
ENVS/GEOG 600Environmental Problems and Solutions 33
HIST 450History of California 33
LS 401Social Sciences Core II 33
LTNS 315Latina/os in California3

Major Emphasis

EDUC 450Art and Learning 43
E ED 603Promoting Young Children's Social and Emotional Development 33
E ED 655Hands on Undergraduate Science Education Experience3
KIN 401Elementary School Physical Education, K-53
MUS 601Music for Children3
TH A 451Storytelling and Folk Literature 43