Elementary Education Transfer

Degree offered

Associate in Arts in Elementary Education

Credits required 63

Dean 

Ulli K. Ryder, ulli.ryder@bristolcc.edu

Program contact

Catherine Adamowicz, Coordinator of Elementary Education and Professor of English, catherine.adamowicz@bristolcc.edu

Program Code: ED

Program Goals Statement

This program prepares students who want to teach from grade 1 through grade 6 to transfer into an education program at a 4-year college or university that offers teacher licensure in Massachusetts.  It also qualifies students to be paraprofessionals once they have completed 48 credits.

Hints for Successful Completion


Within the semester following completion of ENG 102, students should seek the assistance of the Program Coordinator to make plans to take the state-administered Communication and Literacy Skills Test (CLST).

Program Information

  • Students in the Elementary Education program are required to submit a Criminal Offender Record Investigation (CORI) check.  A positive CORI check would prevent a student from taking courses requiring field-related work, including EDU 220.
  • To enroll in EDU 220, students must have completed 27 credits with an overall minimum GPA of 2.5.

    After BCC

    Our College participates in the statewide MassTransfer program and has developed many program-to-program transfer articulation agreements which guarantee admission and credit transfer.  For a complete listing of eligible MassTransfer programs and current BCC articulation agreements, students should visit the Transfer Affairs website at www.bristolcc.edu/transfer.

    Degree Requirements

    General Courses

    BIO 111General Biology I

    4 credits

    COM 101Fundamentals of Public Speaking

    3 credits

    EDU 101College Success Seminar for Education

    1 credit

    ENG 101Composition I: College Writing

    3 credits

    ENG 102Composition II: Writing about Literature

    3 credits

    GVT 111U.S. Government

    3 credits

    HST 111The West and the World I

    3 credits

    HST 113United States History to 1877

    3 credits

    MTH 127Mathematics for Elementary School Teachers I

    3 credits

    MTH 128Mathematics for Elementary School Teachers II

    3 credits

    PHL 153Philosophy of Education

    3 credits

    PSY 101General Psychology

    3 credits

    PSY 252Child Development

    3 credits

    SCI 113Physical Science

    4 credits

    SSC 101Introduction to Geography

    3 credits

    Total Credit Hours:45

    Core Courses

    EDU 150Language Education and Literacy

    3 credits

    EDU 220Foundations of Education with Teaching Pre-Practicum

    3 credits

    EDU 225Diversity and Multicultural Education

    3 credits

    Total Credit Hours:9

    Program Electives - Choose one

    ENG 255American Literature Precolonial to 1865

    3 credits

    ENG 256American Literature Post Civil War to Present

    3 credits

    HST 252African-American History

    3 credits

    HST 259History of North American Indian Peoples

    3 credits

    Total Credit Hours:12

    Free Electives

    6 credits - Choose in consultation with your advisor about your anticipated subject-major and likely transfer institution.

    Recommended free electives include:  Foreign Language courses (ASL, CVC, FRN, POR, SPA) as well as courses with a focus on education (ART 245, ENG 272, HUM 150, MUS 116).

    Recommended Course Sequence - Fall Semester 1

    EDU 101College Success Seminar for Education

    1 credit

    COM 101Fundamentals of Public Speaking

    3 credits

    ENG 101Composition I: College Writing

    3 credits

    MTH 127Mathematics for Elementary School Teachers I

    3 credits

    PSY 101General Psychology

    3 credits

    PHL 153Philosophy of Education

    3 credits

    Recommended Course Sequence - Spring Semester 2

    ENG 102Composition II: Writing about Literature

    3 credits

    MTH 128Mathematics for Elementary School Teachers II

    3 credits

    PSY 252Child Development

    3 credits

    HST 111The West and the World I

    3 credits

    Or

    HST 113United States History to 1877

    3 credits

    EDU 150Language Education and Literacy

    3 credits

    Recommended Course Sequence - Fall Semester 3

    EDU 220Foundations of Education with Teaching Pre-Practicum

    3 credits

    HST 111The West and the World I

    3 credits

    Or

    HST 113United States History to 1877

    3 credits

    BIO 111General Biology I

    4 credits

    Or

    SCI 113Physical Science

    4 credits

    Program Elective

    3 credits

    Free Elective

    3 credits

    Recommended Course Sequence - Spring Semester 4

    EDU 225Diversity and Multicultural Education

    3 credits

    BIO 111General Biology I

    4 credits

    Or

    SCI 113Physical Science

    4 credits

    GVT 111U.S. Government

    3 credits

    SSC 101Introduction to Geography

    3 credits

    Free Elective

    3 credits

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