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Elementary Education ELEE.S.AA

Associate of Arts - 62 Credit Hours

Division: Liberal Arts, Communication and Social Sciences
Department: Education
Effective as of Fall 2022

Available 100% at Centerville and Mason. 2 Year Associate Transfer towards a Bachelor's

Start your journey in education at Sinclair with your associate's degree, then transfer to a four-year university to complete a bachelor’s degree. The Elementary Education degree at Sinclair offers a broad educational foundation for success.

Students completing this associate can expect to be prepared to work in the field of education with children in grades kindergarten through 12th grade.

You will have the opportunity to enhance your skills in critical thinking, problem-solving, and communication. You will also learn about various teaching theories, terminology, and best practices that will contribute to your success working in the field of education.


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Still, have questions? Please contact the Education Department at 937-512-2722. Need help enrolling at Mason call 513-339-1212 or by emailing at

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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 Pre-K through 12th grade. All courses in this degree are Ohio Transfer 36 (OT36) courses or Transfer Assurance Guide (TAG) courses and are designed to transfer seamlessly to any state (and some private) Ohio colleges and universities. As part of this degree program, students must complete the requirements of the Ohio Transfer 36 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 PreK-12th.


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 2415 Mathematics for Elementary Education I 5
MAT 2435 Mathematics for Elementary Education II 4
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 3
HIS 1102 (United States History II) OR HIS 1112 (Western Civilization II) 3
EDU 1109 Effective Classroom Management & Learning Environments 3
EDU 1111 Classroom Observation K-12 Field Experience 1
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Program Accreditation Information

None required

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.