Portland Community College | Portland, Oregon

Elementary Education 2011-2012

Bachelor of Science

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General Education

Required Courses

Students should complete the Associates of Arts Oregon Transfer degree (AAOT). The following courses apply towards the degree: 

George Fox Requirement PCC Equivalent* Credits
U. S. History

1 course from HST 201, 202 or 203 U.S. History

Additional History 1 additional U.S. History course from above or a course from HST 101 (recommended), 102 or 103 Western Civilization 4
Psychology 1 course from: PSY 201, 201A, 202, 202A Introduction to Psychology I or II 4
Cultural Geography GEO 105 Introduction to Human Geography 4

The following courses are strongly recommended but not required for entrance into the Elementary Education program

Music or Fine Arts 1 course from MUS 105, 201, 202, 203, 204, ART 204, 205, 206 3-4
Child Development

HEC 226 Child Development or PSY 215 Human Development


Mathematics MTH 211, 212, & 213 - Foundations of Elementary Math* 12
Early Childhood Education/Education

ECE 120 and 121 or 200

ED 136, 217, 224 (highly recommended)



*MTH 211, 212, & 213 will only transfer if all 3 have been successfully completed. If all three classes cannot be completed, take Math at George Fox.

  • Students wishing to explore or prepare for entering a teaching career should consult with a teacher education advisor early in their freshman year.
  • Students make formal application for admission to the teacher education program during the introductory education class, EDUC 240 Perspectives in Education, generally taken fall of the sophomore year by elementary education majors.


Admission to Teacher Education

  • Cumulative GPA of 2.75 or better on all college-level courses, including transfer credits.
  • Passing scores on California Basic Skills Test (CBEST) or approved basic skills test.
  • Preference will be given to students who have taken and passed the ORELA exam.
  • Three letters of recommendation.
  • A possible admission interview may also be conducted. Admission to the program is required before students may register for the professional education core courses.


PCC endeavors to create accurate transfer guides for students; however, requirements may change without notice. Students are responsible for working with PCC advisors and their transfer institution to ensure that their academic plan will meet requirements and timelines.

Last updated: August 2011