Elementary Education

Associate in Arts Degree

This pre-major is designed for the student who plans to transfer to a Florida public university as a junior to complete a four-year Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education at the University of Central Florida. If this pre-major transfers to a limited-access program, you are responsible for completing the specific requirements of the institution to which you will transfer as completion of this pre-major does not guarantee admission to an upper division limited-access program. For specific transfer information, meet with a Valencia advisor or Academic Dean to review your transfer plans, and check the transfer institution catalog for specific degree requirements. Students are strongly encouraged to take electives that relate to their intended baccalaureate degree program.

Start Right

Degree-seeking students enrolling at Valencia for the first time will have a limited range of courses from which to choose for their first 18 college-level credits. Within the first 18 college credit hours, you will be required to take SLS 1122 (3 credits), ENC1101 (3 credits), and a mathematics course appropriate to your selected meta-major (3 credits). The remaining courses should be chosen from the General Education Core Courses in humanities (3 credits), science (3 credits), or social science (3 credits), and/or the introductory courses within the A.A. Pre-Majors (or articulated pre-majors for those tabs). For specific courses see the Foundation Courses on the “Program Requirements” tab. For course sequencing recommendations, you can create an education plan by logging into Atlas, clicking on the LifeMap tab and clicking My Education Plan.

Financial Aid

In order to be eligible for and calculated in your enrollment status for financial aid, courses for which you are enrolled must count toward your Associate in Arts degree (36 credits of general education and 24 credits of electives). Courses listed in this transfer plan may not be eligible for and calculated in your enrollment status financial aid if you took other course work outside of this transfer plan (examples include prior course work from prerequisites, changing a major, and transfer course work not included in this plan).

Common Prerequisites

These are courses that are required for the noted major at Florida public universities. For more information on common prerequisites, check the statewide advising manual at floridashines.org.

Math Pathways

A Math Pathway is the recommended math course sequence that leads to completion of the General Education math requirement that a student would take within his/her Meta-Major. The Meta-Majors are a collection of eight academic clusters that have related courses. The intent of selecting a Meta-Major is to help you choose a major and degree based on your interests, knowledge, skills and abilities. The recommended math pathway for this transfer plan is the Arts/Humanities/Communications/Design path; see the program requirements tab for specific courses. Advisors are available on all campuses to discuss Meta-Majors and to help you review transfer institution catalogs for specific math requirements

Program Outcomes

  • Students will demonstrate beginning knowledge and skills related to teaching and learning in elementary grades including developmentally appropriate traditional and technological instructional strategies and differentiation of instruction and the learning environment to meet various learning needs and styles.  

  • Students will engage in effective interpersonal, oral and written communication

  • Students will effectively analyze, evaluate, synthesize, and apply information and ideas from diverse sources and disciplines

  • Student will demonstrate a commitment to professionalism and continuous improvement as an educator

  • Students will demonstrate awareness of personal responsibility in one's civic, social, academic and professional life

  • Students will demonstrate beginning knowledge and skills related to student and professional assessment including Florida Standards for student learning and the Florida  Teacher Certification Exams (FTCE). 

  • Students will demonstrate readiness for transfer

Communications
ENC 1101FRESHMAN COMPOSITION I +*~3
SPC 1608FUNDAMENTALS OF SPEECH ~3
ENC 1102FRESHMAN COMPOSITION II +*~3
SLS 1122NEW STUDENT EXPERIENCE ~3
Humanities
THE 1000INTRODUCTION TO THEATER ~3
or PHI 2010 PHILOSOPHY
Humanities See Gen. Ed. Institutional Requirement (GR) +*~3
Mathematics
MAC 1105COLLEGE ALGEBRA +*~3
STA 2023STATISTICAL METHODS +*~3
Science
BSC 1005BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE ~3
Science See Gen. Ed. Core or Institutional Requirement ~3
Social Sciences
POS 2041U.S. GOVERNMENT. ~3
Social Science See Gen. Ed. Institutional Requirement (GR) +*~3
Additional Common Prerequisites
EDF 2005INTRODUCTION TO THE TEACHING PROFESSION +#3
EDF 2085INTRODUCTION TO DIVERSITY FOR EDUCATORS +*#3
EME 2040INTRODUCTION TO TECHNOLOGY FOR EDUCATORS +#3
EDF 2130CHILD AND ADOLESCENT DEVELOPMENT FOR EDUCATORS +#3
EDF 2720CHILDREN IN SCHOOLS: LEGAL, ETHICAL, AND SAFETY CONCERNS3
EDF 2290ARTS AND WELLNESS IN THE ELEMENTARY CLASSROOM3
EDG 2001EDUCATION CAPSTONE *1
Electives5
Total Credit Hours60
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 This course must be completed with a grade of C or better.

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 This course has a prerequisite; check description in Valencia catalog.

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  This is a General Education course.

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  This course is a common prerequisite course for the degree listed in flvc.org or UCF.