Elementary Education - Transfer to WSU Vancouver (AA)

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This pathway is applicable to students planning to prepare for an upper-division elementary education major. This degree is defined specifically for transfer to the WSUV cohort program in elementary education.

Students taking this degree should note that a change in transfer institution might change requirements, and advisors at the transfer institution should be consulted. Students are encouraged to visit the WSUV Elementary Education program website for more comprehensive information related to the program admissions requirements, application deadlines and alternative coursework options.

Although not required for this degree, students should be advised they must take the WEST-B in order to apply to teacher preparation programs.Students must also meet the residency requirements as established by Clark. While Clark College has approved offering the degree below, Clark students should keep these requirements in mind should their transfer pathways change.

Complete as Many General Electives (GE) courses as needed to reach the total 90 credits required by the degree.

General Education Requirements
Communication Skills
ENGL&101ENGLISH COMPOSITION I5
ENGL&102ENGLISH COMPOSITION II5
Quantitative Skills
MATH 122MATH FOR ELEMENTARY TEACHERS5
Health & Physical Education
Course Options3
Humanities
Course Options15
Social Sciences
Select one from the following:5
INTRODUCTION TO GEOGRAPHY (5 credits/units)
WORLD REGIONAL GEOGRAPHY (5 credits/units)
HUMAN GEOGRAPHY (5 credits/units)
PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY (5 credits/units)
ECONOMIC GEOGRAPHY (5 credits/units)
Select one from the following:5
UNITED STATES HISTORY I (5 credits/units)
UNITED STATES HISTORY II (5 credits/units)
UNITED STATES HISTORY III (5 credits/units)
PSYC&200LIFESPAN PSYCHOLOGY5
Natural Sciences
Select 18 credits/units from the following:18
SURVEY OF BIOLOGY (5 credits/units)
INTRO PHYSICAL GEOLOGY (5 credits/units)
CHEMICAL CONCEPTS W/LAB (recommended) (5 credits/units)
INTRO TO ASTRONOMY (recommended) (5 credits/units)
PHYSICS NON-SCI MAJORS (recommended) (4 credits/units)
Program Requirements
MATH 123MATH FOR ELEMENTARY TEACHERS5
MATH 124MATH FOR ELEMENTARY TEACHERS5
POLS 111AMERICAN NATIONAL GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS5
Select one from the following:3-5
INTRODUCTION TO ECONOMICS (3 credits/units)
MICRO ECONOMICS (5 credits/units)
MACRO ECONOMICS (5 credits/units)
Complete as Many General Electives (GE) courses as needed to reach the total 90 credits required by the degree
INTRODUCTION TO EDUCATION (recommended) (3 credits/units)
INTRODUCTORY FIELD EXPERIENCE (recommended) (3 credits/units)
WORLD CIVILIZATIONS I (recommended) (5 credits/units)
COLLEGE ALGEBRA WITH SUPPLEMENTAL INSTRUCTION (recommended) (5 credits/units)
COLLEGE ALGEBRA
Total Credits/Units90

Program Outcomes

Program outcomes are overarching skills that are emphasized and reinforced throughout several courses in a specific program; they are measurable statements that define what students should know or be able to do by the end of a certificate or degree at Clark College. After successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Articulate well-considered ideas and written claims to an academic audience, using effective rhetorical techniques, properly credited evidence, and a command of Standard English. (GE)
  • Interpret the human experience, within appropriate global and historical contexts, through evaluation, analysis, creation, or performance. (GE)
  • Evaluate claims about the natural world using scientific methodology. (GE)
  • Apply a method of scientific inquiry, valid to the natural sciences, to evaluate claims about the natural world. (GE)
  • Analyze and interpret quantitative information presented verbally, graphically, numerically, and/or symbolically. (GE)
  • Demonstrate and clearly explain an effective strategy to solve a quantitative problem. (GE)
  • Demonstrate progress toward healthier behaviors. (GE)
  • Obtain, evaluate, and ethically use information. (GE)
  • Analyze patterns of power, privilege, and inequity in the United States. (GE)
  • Evaluate, analyze, and explain events, behaviors, and institutions using perspectives and methods in the Social Sciences. (GE)
  • Apply communication theory to demonstrate effective oral communication skills. (GE)