Sep 17, 2021  
2021 - 2022 Cowley College Academic Catalog 
2021 - 2022 Cowley College Academic Catalog

Education/Elementary & Early Childhood Transfer Pathway (AA)


To teach young children in Kansas public schools, teachers must be certified by the State of Kansas upon completion of a four-year degree. Students interested in elementary education (K-6) or early childhood education (birth to age 8) is encouraged to complete the Associate of Arts Degree prior to transfer. These course recommendations are intended for students who are undecided about a transfer school. Students who have selected a transfer school should consult the catalog of that school and an academic advisor. College catalogs and transfer guides for many four-year colleges are available through Career Services. Students should be aware that admission to the junior year of an education, teacher licensure program is competitive and that each four-year college has specific admissions requirements including a minimum grade point average and a test of basic skills.

Pathway Code: EDUC

General Education Requirements (38 hours)

Computer Literacy (3 hours)

Humanities (9 hours)

Complete courses from 3 Different Departments. Refer to Transfer institution requirements. The following are the recommended electives for this pathway:

Social Sciences (9 hours)

Complete courses from 3 Different Departments. Refer to transfer institution needs. The following are the recommended electives for this pathway:

Laboratory Sciences (5 hours)

Complete 5 credits of approved Science coursework which includes a lab. 
Lab Science Elective(s)  

Pathway Electives (24 hours)*

The Associate of Arts degree requires a minimum of 24 hours of Pathway Electives. Students should work with their advisor and transfer institution to determine the most appropriate courses to complete within this block.

In addition to the following recommended transfer electives, PSY6720 - First Year Experience (FYE) is highly recommended as an elective for students enrolled in this pathway.

Minimum Hours for a Degree 62*

*A minimum of 62 hours is required to earn a Cowley degree; however additional credit hours may be outlined on the transfer pathway to meet the program requirements for a transfer institution. 

Depending on skill level and assessment scores, students may be required to take the necessary basic skill or prerequisite courses prior to enrolling in the program courses.