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Elementary Education - Associate in Arts

Program Code - CIP Code: EDUC.EL.AA/24.0101
Credits Required: 61-63
Academic Division: Social and Behavioral Sciences and Public Services

The following courses meet the requirements for an Associate in Arts Degree in Elementary or Secondary Education at KCKCC.  However, each transfer institution is unique and students are strongly encouraged to select courses according to the specific requirements of their chosen transfer institution.

Requirements for admission to the program:                                 

  • No requirements for admission to the program.
  • Contact program for program-specific advising.

College Requirement


Credit Hours

BLUE 0101

Freshman Seminar


General Education Requirements

Course Credit Hours
ENGL 0101 Composition I* 3
ENGL 0102 Composition II* 3
SPCH 0151 OR
SPCH 0201
Public Speaking OR
Interpersonal Communication
MATH 0105 OR
MATH 0108
College Algebra** OR
HIST 0104 OR
HIST 0105
United States to 1877 OR
United States Since 1877
MUSC 0101 Music Appreciation 3
  Humanities Elective 3
PSYC 0101 Psychology * 3
SOSC 0107 Sociology 3
NASC Elective (Lecture and Lab) 4
LANG 0143 Spanish I (for Teachers) 5
  Total Hours for General Education Requirements 36-38
*See course syllabus for prerequisite. **Math sequence is contingent upon previous high school mathematics background and transfer institution.  Students should confer with an advisor to determine correct placement.

Elementary Education Requirements

Course Credit Hours
ECON 0201 OR
ECON 0202
Principles of Macroeconomics OR
EDUC 0160 Introduction to Teaching: Career Awareness 3
EDUC 0161 Studying Children & Adolescents in the Schools 3
EDUC 0262 Education in a Multicultural Society 3
ENGL 0107 Children’s Literature 3
EXSC 0205 Personal School Community Health 3
PSYC 0202 Child Development* 3
  Electives 1-3
  Total Hours for Elementary Education Requirements 22-24
*See course syllabi for Elementary Education course prerequisites. 

Total Hours

Total Hours for an Associate in Arts in Elementary Education Degree

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