Elementary Education Transfer

Degree offered

Associate in Arts in Elementary Education

Credits required 63

Dean

Kathleen Pearle, Kathleen.Pearle@bristolcc.edu

Program contact

Engin Atasay, Coordinator of Elementary Education and Associate Professor of Education, Engin.Atasay@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

PSY 101General Psychology

3 credits

PSY 252Child Development

3 credits

SCI 113Physical Science

4 credits

SSC 101Introduction to Geography

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:42

Core Courses

PHL 153Philosophy of Education

3 credits

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:12

Program Electives - Choose one

ECE 222Special Needs in Early Childhood

3 credits

HST 252African-American History

3 credits

ENG 272Children's Literature

3 credits

HUM 150Ecoliteracy, Education and Society

3 credits

MUS 116Music for the Child

3 credits

PHL 111Introduction to Logic

3 credits

PSY 280Disorders of Childhood: Development and Psychopathology

3 credits

SOC 212The Sociology of Social Problems

3 credits

SOC 256Race and Ethnicity in the Contemporary United States

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:27

Free Electives

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

Recommended free electives include:  Modern 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

Link to the main site.