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Education AAS-T

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.

Degree Requirements

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.

Note: Course with an ampersand (&) are Common Course Numbering courses.

1. Communication Skills (10 cr.)

  • English &101 (5 cr.)
  • English &102 OR 103 (5 cr.)

2. Quantitative Skills (5 cr.)

  • Mathematics &107

3. Physical Education (3 cr)

  • Physical Education 100 (1 cr.) and 2 PE activity courses (2 cr.), or
  • Physical Education 190 (2 cr.) and 1 PE activity course (1 cr.)
  • Activities Courses—exclude PE 200, 204 and 205 (2 cr.)

NOTE: PE 100 and 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 Experiences

  • One Lea rning Communit y 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.

NOTE: 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.

Distribution Areas
A. Natural Sciences (10 cr.)
  • Nutrition &101
  • Physics 111*
B. Social Sciences (15 cr.)
  • Early Childhood Education &115
  • Early Childhood Education &105 or
  • Education &202
  • Psychology &100
C. Humanities (10 cr.)
  • Art 141
  • CMST &220

7. Required Early Childhood Education Courses

A. Education Core (19 cr.)
  • ECED 101, &160, &180, &190
  • EDUC &130, &150
B. Culture and Linguistic Diversity Core (10 cr.)
  • ECED 211
  • EDUC &203
  • EDUC 246
C. Specialization - choose 1 (3 cr.)
  • ECED &132, &134, &139, &136
D. Practicum (5 cr.)
  • EDUC 223