Future educators can now pursue an elementary education associate degree at CAC’s Maricopa Campus

MARICOPA, Ariz. – Elementary school teachers are essential to the future prosperity of our society. Central Arizona College offers a gateway for those aspiring to embark on this impactful career through an associate of arts in elementary education (A.A.E.E.) degree.

Through online, face-to-face and hybrid teaching modalities, the college is bringing this vital program to its new campus in the city of Maricopa.

“The A.A.E.E. program at CAC is designed for students who intend on transferring to a four-year university to complete an elementary education bachelor’s degree,” Dr. Tracy Mulvaney, CAC’s education division lead faculty, said. “Taking the first 60 credits or so at CAC allows students the opportunity to receive the basic education and training required for upper-level university coursework but with small class sizes and at a fraction of the cost.”

The 60- to 64-credit hour A.A.E.E. degree can prepare students for the completion of a bachelor’s degree in elementary education as well as special education. In addition to the fully-transferable general education requirements, elementary education students are required to take courses in children’s literature, relationships in the classroom, behavior management, and creating early childhood environments - among others.

At the conclusion of the program, students will achieve a number of learning outcomes, including the ability to identify and describe current trends, including societal and global influences in public education today, and how to examine multicultural education and explain how changing demographics influence public schools.

To learn more about CAC’s elementary education program, please visit www.centralaz.edu, speak with an academic advisor at the Maricopa Campus or contact Dr. Tracy Mulvaney at tracy.mulvaney@centralaz.edu or by phone at 520-494-5035.

The 2013 fall semester begins after 4:30 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 16.

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