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Elementary Education ELEE.S.AA

Associate of Arts - 61 Credit Hours

Division: Liberal Arts, Communication and Social Sciences
Department: Education
Effective as of Fall 2019

Start at Sinclair with your associate and transfer to a four-year university with a seamless path to pursue a Bachelor of Science in Business.

Elementary Education offers you a wide educational foundation for success in many business career fields. Students completing this associate can expect to be prepared to work as a teacher in grades K-3. Go on to get your bachelor with the ability to choose how you want to focus your education degree into Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Language Interpreting for the Deaf, and Sport and Recreation.

You will learn critical thinking skills, problem-solving skills, communication and understanding the concepts of theories, terminology and practices related to education,

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What is the program about?

This Associate of Arts degree program in Elementary Education is designed to serve as a transfer degree for those students interested in teacher education in grades K-3. All courses in this degree are Ohio Transfer Module (OTM) courses or Transfer Assurance Guide (TAG) courses and are designed to transfer seamlessly to any state (and some private) Ohio colleges and universities and to apply toward a baccalaureate degree in Early Childhood Education. As part of this degree program, students must complete the requirements of the Ohio Transfer Module in order to graduate.

Program Outcomes

  • Demonstrate an awareness of the needs of individual students based on their cultural, lingual, and socio economic status.
  • Demonstrate skills in critical thinking, computer literacy, information literacy and values/citizenship/community.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of exceptional students and a basic understanding of how to differentiate instruction to meet the needs of this population.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the concepts, theories, terminology, and practices related to education.

Career Opportunities

This degree will serve as a degree for students to transfer to 4-year programs for teacher education in grades K-3rd.


Completion of this program guarantees completion of the Ohio Transfer Module (OTM). OTM courses are guaranteed to transfer to any public institution in Ohio on a course-by-course basis or in total.Formal articulation agreements with other colleges and universities indicate how Sinclair programs and courses will transfer to other institutions.


Upon completion of this degree graduates would be eligible to apply for the Paraprofessional Licensure with the Ohio Department of Education.

Additional Information

This program is available in the following format:

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Course Title Credits
COM 2211 Effective Public Speaking 3
ECE 1101 Introductory Child Development 3
ECE 2200 Families, Communities & Schools 3
EDU 1100 Introduction to Education 3
EDU 1105 Individuals with Exceptionalities 3
ENG 1101 English Composition I 3
ENG 1201 English Composition II 3
MAT 1510 Numerical Concepts & Algebra for Teachers 4
MAT 1520 Geometry & Statistics for Teachers 5
PSY 1100 General Psychology 3
PSY 2242 Educational Psychology 3
Ohio Transfer 36: Arts & Humanities Elective 6
Ohio Transfer 36: Natural & Physical Sciences Elective 7
Ohio Transfer 36: Social & Behavioral Sciences Elective 3
Any Course in Catalog Elective 6
(HIS 1102 OR HIS 1112) 3
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This information is for planning purposes only. Sinclair College will make every effort to offer curriculum listed above but reserves the right to change, add and cancel curriculum offerings for unforeseen circumstances.