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The University of Phoenix Associate of Arts with a concentration in Elementary Education program is designed to teach you general instructional theories and teaching strategies. You also have the chance to build a broad knowledge base for yourself as you complete required general course work. Continue reading more about this undergraduate degree program here.
The Associate of Arts with a concentration in Elementary Education program is intended to strengthen participants' research, writing and analytical abilities. The curriculum incorporates a well-rounded educational foundation in liberal arts, biological sciences, social sciences and mathematics. Within the elementary education concentration, participants have the chance to learn about the educational system structure as well as laws affecting instructional professionals. Other topics to be introduced include field-specific terms, current issues in education, math instruction methods, classroom diversity and special-needs students. This program is offered online.
Though not required, you may experience volunteering for childcare groups or religious programs. Applicants to University of Phoenix programs should have a high school diploma or GED.
The Associate of Arts with a concentration in Elementary Education program requires the completion of a total of 62 credit hours; the elementary teacher education concentration accounts for 18 of these credits. The curriculum is designed so that students take similar education courses in combination, and classes runs for nine weeks at a time.
Elementary education concentration courses
Because a bachelor's degree is usually the minimum requirement to teach, graduates of the Associate of Arts with a concentration in Elementary Education program may decide to pursue a field-specific major. University of Phoenix offers a Bachelor of Science in Education/Elementary Teacher Education program, which is designed to prepare candidates for teacher licensure.
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