Dec 01, 2023
Transfers to: Western Governor’s University, City University, DeVry University, The Evergreen State College, EWU-Child Studies, Seattle Pacific University, University of Phoenix, University of Cincinnati-College of Education, and WSU-Human Development
This degree is intended to prepare students for Bachelor’s programs at the institutions listed above. Other college and university degree programs will accept very few of the Education credits in SVC’s AAS-T Education degree. Students seeking transfer to degree programs other than those specifically designed for the AAS-T in Education are urged to consider the AA-DTA-direct transfer degree.
Although this degree will be granted to SVC students completing a minimum cumulative 2.0 GPA, entry into a baccalaureate program at a college or university will require a higher GPA for admission. Admission is competitive and not guaranteed; it is important to perform your best in all SVC college classes. Seeking out an advisor/counselor early in your studies is highly recommended.
Students must complete a minimum of 90 quarter credits in transferable courses numbered 100 or above with a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0 in order to graduate from SVC with an AAS-T Education degree. Credits must satisfy course requirements listed below. At least 25 college-level credits must be earned at SVC.
Course with an ampersand (&) are Common Course Numbering courses.
1. Communication Skills (10 cr.)
2. Quantitative Skills (5 cr.)
3. Physical Education (3 cr.)
PE 100 and PE 190 are not repeatable for credit. A maximum of 3 PE Activities credits can be used for the DTA: 2 credits for PE requirement and 1 additional credit toward restricted or “gray area ” electives.
4. Integrative Learning Experience
- One Learning Community is required
- A Learning Community (LC) is the integrated combination of two or more courses from different areas of inquiry (e.g. sociology and literature, or physics and math, or speech and economics, or composition and philosophy). Learning Communities are indicated in the course schedule.
Learning Communities specifically designed for this degree may be offered; consult your advisor for information.
5. Diversity Requirement
At least one Diversity Intensive course is required. Students should use the SVC online quarterly class schedule search or consult with their faculty advisor or counselor to identify courses that fulfill this requirement.
6. Distribution Requirements (65 cr.)
Select credits from three areas of study: Natural Sciences, Social Sciences, and Humanities. These courses may also satisfy Integrative Learning Experience requirements.
A. Natural Sciences (10 cr.)
B. Social Sciences (15 cr.)
7. Required Early Childhood Education (ECED) and Education (EDUC) Courses
A. Education Core (19 cr.)
B. Culture and Linguistic Diversity Core (10 cr.)
C. Specialization - choose 1 (3 cr.)
Associate of Applied Science-Transfer (AAS-T) in Education
This degree not only offers the needed preparation in critical ECED content (as recommended by the National Association for the Education of Young Children Associate’s Degree Standards) for employment upon graduation, but also prepares students for future transfer to a four-year college or university. It also better meets the current emphasis in ECED for teachers with a broader knowledge of general education. The AAS-T coursework is equivalent to a major relating to early childhood education and as such, meets the requirements of employers, especially public school districts, federal Head Start programs and the state sponsored preschool program (ECEAP) for early childhood positions requiring a two-year ECED degree. The AAS-T keeps the ECED critical content (47 credits) from the ECE/ATA degree but specifies that the required general education courses meet the AA-DTA’s distribution areas and rigor.
The following four-year colleges and universities have specific bachelor degree programs that accept the ECED AAS-T degree: City University, DeVry, Goddard College, Eastern Washington University-Child Studies degree, the Evergreen State College, Seattle Pacific University, University of Phoenix, and Washington State University-Human Development degree. This degree will be granted to SVC students completing with a 2.0 GPA; entry into a baccalaureate program at a four-year school will require a higher GPA for admission. Students seeking transfer to degree programs other than those specifically designed for the AAS-T in ECED are urged to consider the Associate in Education degree.
* This degree will be granted to SVC students completing with a 2.0 GPA, i.e. a minimum C grade in each course.
† Students who do not receive an appropriate test score will require additional coursework to develop necessary skills for entry into class.
∞ Specialization, choose one, three credit class from the following: ECED& 132 , ECED& 134 , ECED& 139 , or EDUC& 136 .
~ ENGL& 101 and ENGL& 102 need to be taken in an integrated format. Please contact the department chair for further details.
% or EDUC& 202
€ or EDUC& 122 with department chair permission
√ 2 PE activity credits (excludes PE 200 , PE 204 and PE 205