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2019-2020 Course Catalog 
2019-2020 Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Elementary Education Foundations Transfer Pathway, AS

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Total Credits: 60

Major Number: 5914
CIP Code: 13.0101

Program Description

The Elementary Education Foundations Transfer Pathway AS offers students a powerful option: the opportunity to complete an Associate of Science degree with course credits that directly transfer to designated Elementary Education bachelor’s degree programs at Minnesota State universities. The curriculum has been specifically designed so that students completing this pathway degree and transferring to one of the seven Minnesota State universities enter the university with junior-year status. All courses in the Transfer Pathway associate degree will directly transfer and apply to the designated bachelor’s degree programs in a related field.

Minnesota State universities include:  Bemidji State University; Metropolitan State University; Minnesota State University, Mankato; Minnesota State University Moorhead; Southwest Minnesota State University; St. Cloud State University; and Winona State University.

Program Prerequisites


Special Instructions

Individuals who have been arrested, charged or convicted of any criminal offense should investigate the impact that the arrest, charge or conviction may have on the ability to complete field experience in coursework and the chances of employment in the field of Education.  For more information about the background study process and disqualifying crimes, contact the Minnesota Department of Human Services at 651-296-3802.

Program Requirements

Total Credits: 17

Total Credits: 3

MnTC/General Education Requirements

Goal 1: Communication

Total Credits: 10

Goal 2: Critical Thinking

Fulfilled when all MnTC goals for this degree are complete.

Goal 3: Natural Sciences

Total Credits: 8

Goal 4: Math/Logical Reasoning

Total Credits: 4

Goal 5: History/Social/Behavioral Sciences

Total Credits: 10

Goal 6: Humanities/Fine Arts

Total Credits: 9

Goals 7-10: Theme Goals

Three credits in each of four Goal areas selected from Goals 7, 8, 9 and 10 are required.  Many courses from Goals 1-6 also meet Goals 7-10. One course may fulfill a maximum of two Goals. Credits count only once.

Goal 7: Human Diversity

Goal 8: Global Perspectives

Goal 9: Ethical and Civic Responsibility

Goal 10: People and the Environment

Total Credits: 40

MnTC Elective Requirements


Additional Elective Requirements


Additional Requirements

  • Complete minimum of 30 hours of field experience in diverse K-12 classrooms.
  • Complete Basic Skills Licensure exams
  • Student must earn a grade of C or higher in each course for college-level coursework (courses numbered 100 and above)

Program Information

General Requirements for Degrees, Diplomas, and Certificates

See Century College Policy

Program Note


Transfer, Articulation Agreements, and Partnerships

This transfer pathway degree is designed to transfer to the following Minnesota State university designated baccalaureate degree majors. This information is subject to change. Refer to the Century College program webpage, transfer university websites, and Transferology for current information. Contact your Century academic advisor/counselor for more details and assistance.

Bemidji State University:

  • Elementary Education, BS

Metropolitan State University:

  • Urban Elementary Education, BS

Minnesota State University, Mankato:

  • Elementary Education, BS

Minnesota State University, Moorhead:   

  • Elementary Inclusive, BS

Southwest Minnesota State University:

  • Elementary Education, BS

St. Cloud State University:

  • Elementary (K-6) Education, BA

Winona State University:

  • Elementary (K-6) Education, BT

There are additional admission requirements into Elementary Education programs beyond the requirements of the university itself.  Students should check with the Elementary Education Department at the Minnesota State University you are interested in attending for the specific admission criteria to that program.  Requirements may include experience working with and commitment to working with people of color, minimum GPA in specific courses, etc.

Articulations exist with the following:

  • College of St. Scholastica- St. Paul
  • Concordia University St. Paul

Program Learning Outcomes

At the end of this program students will be able to:

  • Develop proficiency in academic content areas reflective the elementary classroom standards.
  • Explain the historical and philosophical foundations of schools in America.
  • Identify characteristics and developmental stages of early and middle childhood within the social, cognitive, physical, and emotional domains.
  • Explain factors that influence learning.
  • Analyze culturally responsive curriculum in field experiences.
  • Demonstrate student-centered learning using technology and research-based practices.
  • Create professional electronic portfolios displaying achievement in the field of education.
  • Demonstrate the process of reflective practioner.

Program Contact Information

Christina Davis 651.747.4031 Room 3256 West

Sample Plan

Please note that this is a sample course sequence. Individual schedules will vary depending upon student needs, goals, and availability. Students are recommended to meet with their advisor, counselor, or faculty program instructors to create an individualized plan that includes prerequisites and application requirements. For detailed program information see the Century College website. This information is subject to change.

Total Credits: 14

Total Credits: 16

Total Credits: 15

Semester 4

Total Credits: 15


This information is subject to change. Changes and updates are posted on century.edu

Century College is a member of the Minnesota State system. We are an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and educator. This document can be available in alternative formats to individuals with disabilities by calling 651.779.3354 or 1.800.228.1978 x 3354.

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