Pre-Major, Elementary Education
Associate in Arts Degree
This pre-major is designed for the student who plans to transfer to the University of Central Florida as a junior to complete a four-year Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education. 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. If you are planning to attend a college other than UCF, and need specific transfer information, meet with a Valencia advisor 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.
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.
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 plan may not be eligible for and calculated in your enrollment status financial aid if you took other course work outside of this plan (examples include prior course work from prerequisites, changing a major, and transfer course work not included in this plan).
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.
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
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.
Engage in effective interpersonal, oral and written communication.
Analyze, evaluate, synthesize, and apply information and ideas from diverse sources and disciplines
Demonstrate a commitment to professionalism and continuous improvement as an educator
Demonstrate awareness of personal responsibility in one's civic, social, academic and professional life
Demonstrate beginning knowledge and skills related to student and professional assessment including Florida Standards for student learning and the Florida Teacher Certification Exams (FTCE).
Demonstrate readiness for transfer
|ENC 1101||FRESHMAN COMPOSITION I +*~||3|
|SPC 1608||FUNDAMENTALS OF SPEECH ~||3|
|ENC 1102||Freshman Comp II +*~||3|
|SLS 1122||New Student Experience ~||3|
|THE 1000||INTRODUCTION TO THEATER ~||3|
|or PHI 2010||Philosophy|
|Humanities||See Gen. Ed. Institutional Requirement (GR) +*~||3|
|MAC 1105||College Algebra +*~||3|
|STA 2023||Statistical Methods +*~||3|
|BSC 1005||Biological Science ~||3|
|Science||See Gen. Ed. Core or Institutional Requirement ~||3|
|POS 2041||U.S. Government ~||3|
|Social Science||See Gen. Ed. Institutional Requirement (GR) +*~||3|
|Additional Common Prerequisites|
|EDF 2005||Int to the Teaching Profession +#||3|
|EDF 2130||CHILD AND ADOLESCENT DEVELOPMENT FOR EDUCATORS +#||3|
|EDF 2720||Children in Schools: Legal||3|
|EDF 2290||ARTS AND WELLNESS IN THE ELEMENTARY CLASSROOM||3|
|EDG 2001||EDUCATION CAPSTONE *||1|
|Total Credit Hours||60|
This course must be completed with a grade of C or better.
This course has a prerequisite; check description in Valencia catalog.
This is a General Education course.
This course is a common prerequisite course for the degree listed in flvc.org or UCF.