Associate Degree for Transfer in Elementary Teacher Education

Riverside City College
2 years
Full time
Associate's degree
Scholarships available
On campus
Inquire for more information

About this program

Associate Degree for Transfer in Elementary Teacher Education

The Associate of Arts in Elementary Teacher Education for Transfer (AA-T) offers lower division coursework examining content area subject matter requirements for teaching at the elementary school level. Students will explore the core principles and practices of a liberal studies curriculum in order to build a foundation appropriate for entry into advanced study in teacher preparation.

The students also have the opportunity to participate in supervised fieldwork in K-8 settings. This degree is designed to facilitate students transferring to the California State University System with an Associate Degree in Elementary Teacher Education. With this degree, the student will be prepared to enter into a Bachelor Degree Program designed to prepare them to teach in a K-8 classroom. This option prepares students for transfer to CSU to major in either a General Track Liberal Studies Program or an Integrated Liberal Studies/Multiple Subject Teaching Credential Program.

Admission requirements

RCC has only two international student admission requirements:

  • High school diploma or equivalent OR over the age of 18 (minors may be considered for special admission)
  • TOEFL iBT 45 or equivalent

Does this course require proof of English proficiency?

The TOEFL iBT® test is accepted by 11,500 universities and higher education institutions in over 160 countries. Book your test today!

Learn more Advertisement

Program content


  • Education 1
  • English 1A/1AH
  • Ethnic Studies 1 or 3 or 7 or 8
  • Math 26

Intersession (Winter/summer)

Biology 1


  • Art History 1/ 1H or 2/ 2H or 5 or 6/ 6H or Music 19/ 19H or Theater Arts 3
  • Early Childhood Education 20
  • English 1B/ 1BH
  • Geography 3

Intersession (Winter/summer)

Communication Studies 1


  • Anthropolgy 2/ 2H or 3 or 4
  • History 6/6H
  • History 1
  • Physics 10 and 11

Intersession (Winter/summer)

Art 1 or Spanish 1


  • Chemistry 2A
  • Geography 4
  • Health Science 1
  • Political Science 1/ 1H

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the college website for more information.


Tuition fees: $435 per unit for international students.

Career paths

  • Kindergarten Teacher, except Special Ed.
  • Elementary School Teacher except Special Ed.
  • Middle School Teacher except Special Ed. & CTE
  • Education Administrators, Elementary School
  • Instructional Coordinators
  • Teacher Assistants

Message the school

Want to know more about this program, Associate Degree for Transfer in Elementary Teacher Education? Fill out the following form and include any questions you have. This information will be sent directly to the school, and a representative will respond to your enquiry.
Currently living in *
Nationality *

About this institute

Riverside City College

Riverside City College (RCC) is one of the best colleges in the USA for many international students. RCC was founded in 1916 and is located in beautiful Southern California close beaches and many other major attractions in Los Angeles, San...

Read more about this school

Why study at Riverside City College


Save over $80,00 (compare with UC) and receive up to $2,500 international student scholarship.

Great Location

Located in Southern California near Los Angeles, just a 1-hour drive to the beach, mountains, and theme parks.

Easy Admission

No SAT/ACT and low TOEFL/IELTS Score requirement. Just three simple and fast admission steps.

Safe Community

24/7 on-campus police service and support. Low campus crime rate.

Transfer Opportunities

Transfer 2+2 to top US Universities including UCLA, UCB, Columbia, USC, and more!

Message the school

Want to know more about Associate Degree for Transfer in Elementary Teacher Education? Fill out the following form and we'll pass your details on to a representative from the school, who will respond to your enquiry.


Be the first to write a review!