Education

Elementary Teacher Education.  Receive priority admission to a CSU by completing an Associate's Degree for transfer in Elementary Education.

» 2+2 PROGRAMS WITH LOCAL TRANSFER INSTITUTIONS: Complete your Elementary Education associates degree in 2 years and then complete your Liberal Studies bachelor's degree and multiple subject teaching credential in 2 years at CSUN or CSUCI

The Elementary Teacher Education program is designed for students who aspire to become elementary or special education teachers, and offers a breadth of study across disciplines. Elementary Teacher Education incorporates subject matter that prepares students to teach elementary education level subjects including science, mathematics, literature, history, geography and the arts. Elementary Teacher Education coursework will also introduce theories of education and child development, as well as provide an early field experience.

Students who complete these interdisciplinary courses will be able to:

  1. demonstrate college-level skills in written English, oral communications, math, and critical thinking;
  2. demonstrate a basic grasp of the disciplines most commonly taught in elementary schools in California, including physical science, biology, art, literature in a cultural or geographic context, world geography, United States history, and United States government;
  3. demonstrate a basic grasp of child growth and development.

Department Administration and Staff

Office: HSS-114
 Phone: (805) 553-4133 
Email: MCdivision129@vcccd.edu

Howard Davis, Dean
AnnMarie McCarthy, Administrative Assistant

Department Chair
Cynthia Sheaks-McGowan
 Phone: (805) 553-4819 
E-mail: csheaksmcgowan@vcccd.edu

Full-time Faculty
Shannon Coulter
 Phone: (805) 553-4127 
E-mail: scoulter@vcccd.edu

Cynthia Sheaks-McGowanPhone: (805) 533-4819
 E-mail: csheaksmcgowan@vcccd.edu

Counseling / Advisement
Counseling Department  Phone: (805) 378-1428
Career Transfer Center  Phone: (805) 378-1536

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