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Elementary Education Transfer to Southern Oregon University

Associate of Science Degree

About the Program

Based on a signed articulation agreement, Rogue Community College (RCC) and Southern Oregon University (SOU) School of Education offer an Associate of Science degree for students who wish to ultimately obtain a teaching credential with early childhood (pre-kindergarten through fourth grade) and/or elementary authorization (third through sixth grades).

This degree was developed as a cooperative venture between SOU and RCC, and offers knowledge and application components drawn from curriculum at both institutions. The degree transfers directly into the bachelor’s degree program in Elementary Education at SOU. If a student’s career goal is to teach in an elementary school, successful completion of the bachelor’s degree will lead to an initial teaching license.

Students must work closely with their advisors to ensure transferability of this program. If students transfer before completing this degree or in a major not covered by prior agreements, their courses will be evaluated individually toward the transfer requirements of the college of their choice.

Program Learning Outcomes

The curriculum in RCC courses is derived from a set of identified learning outcomes that are relevant to the discipline. Program learning outcomes for early childhood education programs are:

Implement strategies that promote child development and learning across developmental domains within context of the child’s relational and cultural environments.
Apply strategies to build and sustain family and community partnerships based on understanding and valuing the complex characteristics of children’s families and communities.

Utilize child observation, documentation, and assessment in appropriate ways to promote positive outcomes for children.

Implement developmentally, culturally, and linguistically appropriate teaching practices depending on children’s ages and characteristics and on the settings in which teaching and learning occur.

Use academic content knowledge to build meaningful and stimulating curriculum by designing, implementing and evaluating experiences that promote positive development and learning for each child.

Identify and conduct one’s self as a member of the early childhood and/or elementary education field and as a continuous collaborative learner.

Entry Requirements

Students are required to complete the Placement Process to determine skill level and readiness in math, reading, and writing. As part of their training program, students must begin with the courses within their skill level as determined through the Placement Process. In addition, students may also be required to enroll in classes that would increase their employability and success.

Students are also required to provide information regarding their measles immunization status by completing the form found on the RCC ECEE Department website and clicking on ECEE Department Requirements. Completed forms must be submitted to a department secretary.

Students must also obtain an RCC student identification card. RCC photos will be taken on a scheduled basis through Student Affairs. Contact Student Affairs for more information, https://web.roguecc.edu/student-services/services-support-students. Students should take their schedules to obtain an identification card. Take the identification card each time an observation is scheduled in an early childhood setting.

Many courses in this department require participation in community schools, programs, and agencies for observation and practicum experiences. Some of these sites may require a background check in order for a student to participate. Future employment serving children and families will require a background check. Students may wish to consider going through a background check process to be ready for potential observation, practicum, and employment experiences – check with your ECEE advisor for additional information.

For some classes, early childhood education students are required to use the Redwood Early Childhood Center, which is a Head Start site. Therefore, all students in the Early Childhood Education program must obtain prior clearance from Head Start. The process for doing this is on the Southern Oregon Head Start website, www.socfc.org. Click on “Volunteer” and then on “Download Volunteer Packet.” Required paperwork must be completed before observing or participating at a Head Start site.

Advanced Standing

Coursework from accredited universities will be accepted in accordance with college policies. In order to ensure that coursework is current, program courses over 10 years old must be reviewed and approved by the appropriate department chair before being accepted toward core requirements. Each College Now credit student must meet with the department chair to determine placement.

Graduation Requirements

The Associate of Science degree will be awarded to students who complete all credits in this program with a grade of “C” or better. Certain required courses are graded on a pass/no pass basis only. A grade of “P” for these courses indicates a student earned the equivalent of a “C” or better grade.


TOTAL PROGRAM CREDITS:

92-100

Program Map

This guide lays out an optimal path to graduate. Where zero credits are listed in the prerequisites, students may place into a higher level(s) based on designated placement score(s). Note, some prerequisites may be required for graduation. Please consult an advisor with any program completion questions.

Program Prerequisites
Course No. Course Title Credits Alternate Course Comments

CIS120

Concepts in Computing I 1, 2

0-2

 

 

MTH96

Applied Algebra II 3

0-4

MTH95

 

WR115

Introduction to Expository Writing

0-3

BT113

or higher level composition course 

Prerequisites credits vary based on Placement Score(s):

0-9

 

 

Fall

ED200

Introduction to Teaching

3

ECE100

fall term only

ED165

Child Development

3

ECE163

fall term only

LIB127

Introduction to Academic Research

1

 

COMM218

Interpersonal Communication

4

COMM111

 

GS104

Physical Science (Physics)

4-5

GS101

or approved Physical Lab Science transfer course

 

Total Credits:

15-16

 

 

Winter

ECE151

Guiding Children in Group Settings

3

 

 

ED170

Introductory Practicum

1

 

 

WR121

English Composition I

4

 

 

MUS108

Music in World Cultures

4

MUS201

or approved Humanities transfer course

HST202

U.S. History: Post-Reconstruction to Present

4

HST105

or approved History transfer course

 

Total Credits:

16

 

 

Spring

ECE266

Spanish for Early Childhood/Elementary Professionals

3

 

 

ED170

Introductory Practicum

1

 

 

WR122

English Composition II

4

WR227 

 

BI101

Introduction to Biology I

4

BI103

or approved Life Lab Science transfer course (credits vary by course)

BI101L

Introduction to Biology I Lab

0

BI103L 

ENG104

Introduction to Literature (Fiction)

4

ENG109

or approved Humanities Literature transfer course (credits vary by course)

 

Total Credits:

16

 

 

Fall

ECE240

Play-Based Learning

3

ECE175

 

ECE245

Promoting Social/Emotional Development of Young Children

3

 

 

ED170

Introductory Practicum

1

 

 

MTH211

Fundamentals of Elementary Math I 4

5

 

 

ART206

History of Art III

3-4

ART205

or approved Humanities transfer course (credits vary by course)

 

Total Credits:

15-16

 

 

Winter

ECE244

Observation and Assessment

3

 

 

ECE256

Primary Curriculum

3

 

winter term only

GEOG110

Introduction to Human Geography

4

 

 

MTH212

Fundamentals of Elementary Math II 4

5

 

 

ENV111

Introduction to Environmental Science

3-4

BI100SB

or approved Science transfer course (credits vary by course)

 

Total Credits:

18-19

 

 

Spring

ECE246

Child, Family and Community

3

 

 

ECE248

Children with Disabilities and Their Families

3

ECE265

spring term only

ECE275

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in Education

3

 

 

HE250

Personal Health

3

HPE295

 

 

Approved program electives

0-5

 

 

 

Total Credits:

12-17

 

 

Approved Program Electives

Course No.

Course Title

Credits

ECE152

Fostering Creativity

3

ECE154

Children’s Literature and Literacy

3

ECE241

Promoting Cognitive Development

3

ECE285

The Early Childhood Professional

3

MTH213

Fundamentals of Elementary Math III 4

5

SPAN101,102,103

First Year Spanish I, II, III

4-4-4

SRV101

Service Learning

1-3

Approved Humanities Electives

(Complete any three courses, 11-12 credits, from the following list. Courses have been pre-selected to meet Oregon Teacher Standards and Practices Commission licensure preparation. At least one course must be a literature course.)

Course No.

Course Title

Credits

ART131

Introduction to Drawing (Value)

3

ART204,205,206

History of Art I, II, III

4-4-4

COMM115

Introduction to Intercultural Communication

4

ENG104

Introduction to Literature (Fiction)

4

ENG105

Introduction to Literature (Drama)

4

ENG106

Introduction to Literature (Poetry)

4

ENG107

World Literature: Ancient to Classical

4

ENG108

World Literature: Medieval to Renaissance

4

ENG109

World Literature: Enlightenment to Modern

4

ENG201,202

Shakespeare I, II

4-4

ENG204

Introduction to English Literature: Medieval to Renaissance

4

ENG205

Introduction to English Literature: 18th Century to Romantic

4

ENG206

Introduction to English Literature: Victorian to Modern

4

ENG253

Survey of American Literature: Colonial

4

ENG254

Survey of American Literature: 19th Century

4

ENG255

Survey of American Literature: 20th Century

4

ENG257

African American Literature

4

ENG260

Introduction to Women Writers

4

ENG275

The Bible as Literature

4

HUM101

Introduction to Humanities: Classical to Medieval

4

HUM102

Introduction to Humanities: Renaissance to Enlightenment

4

HUM103

Introduction to Humanities: Romanticism to 20th Century

4

HUM215

Native American Arts and Cultures: Eskimo/Inuit

4

HUM216

Native American Arts and Cultures: First Nations of the Northwest Coast

4

HUM217

Native American Arts and Cultures: Nations of the Plains

4

HUM218

Native American Arts and Cultures: Nations of the Southwest

4

HUM219

Native American Arts and Cultures: Peoples of Mexico

4

MUS105

Music Appreciation

3

MUS108

Music in World Cultures

4

MUS201

Exploring Music: Introduction to Music history

4

MUS205

History of Jazz

3

MUS206

Introduction to Rock Music

3

MUS208

Film Music

3

MUS261

History of Western Music I: Ancient to Baroque

4

MUS262

History of Western Music: II: Classical to Romantic

4

MUS263

History of Western Music III: 20th Century to Modern Day

4

MUS264

History of Rock I: The Roots of Rock

3

MUS265

History of Rock II: Rock’s Golden Age

3

MUS266

History of Rock III: Heavy Metal to Hip Hop

3

PHL101,102,103

Philosophical Problems/Ethics/Critical Reasoning

4-4-4

REL201

World Religions

4

REL243

Nature, Religion and Ecology

4

SPAN201,202,203

Second Year Spanish I, II, III

4-4-4

TA141

Fundamentals of Acting

4

WR241,242,243

Imaginative Writing I, II, III

4-4-4

Approved Social Science Electives

(Complete at least one history course, a minimum of 4 credits, from the following list.)

Course No.

Course Title

Credits

HST104

World Civilizations: Prehistory - Middle Ages

4

HST105

World Civilizations: Byzantium - Present

4

HST201

U.S. History through Reconstruction

4

HST202

U.S. History: Post-Reconstruction - Present

4

Approved Science/Lab Science Electives

(Complete at least three courses, 11-15 credits, from the following list. At least two courses must have labs, and at least one course must be a physical science and one a biological science. Note that only one course can be a regional field studies course indicated by asterisk.)

Course No.

Course Title

Credits

BI100SB

Biology of Human Body Systems (non-lab course)

3

BI101,102,103

Introduction to Biology I, II, III w/lab

4-4-4

BI121,122

Elementary Anatomy and Physiology I, II w/lab

4-4

BI211,212,213

General Biology I, II, III w/lab

4-4-4

BI231,232,233

Anatomy and Physiology I, II, III w/lab

4-4-4

BI234

Microbiology w/lab

4

CHEM104

Introductory Chemistry w/lab and Recitation

5

CHEM105

Introductory Organic Chemistry w/lab

4

CHEM106

Introductory Biochemistry w/lab

4

CIS195

Web Authoring I (HTML/CSS) (non-lab course)

4

ENV111

Introduction to Environmental Science (non-lab course)

3

G100

Fundamentals of Geology (non-lab course)

3

GEOG100

Introduction to Physical Geography (non-lab course)

3

GS104

Physical Science: Physics w/lab

4

GS107

Physical Science: Astronomy w/lab

4

GS108

Physical Science: Oceanography w/lab

4

GS170 *

Regional Field Studies w/lab

4



1 Approved Computer Information Science or Computer Science class, CIS120/CS120 or above, or documented computer proficiency within the past ten years.

2 Required for graduation.

3 MTH96 is not accepted as a pre-requisite for MTH211 at Southern Oregon University as it is at Rogue Community College. Students intending to take MTH211 at SOU, who take MTH96, will need to take the SOU Placement Test to determine that they have met the prerequisite.

4 MTH213 highly recommended for transfer.

 

For more information, contact the Early Childhood Elementary Education Department.

Early Childhood Elementary Education Department faculty and staff can also be reached by:
Phone: 541-956-7500
Email: ecee@roguecc.edu
Web address: www.roguecc.edu/ecee
TTY: Oregon Telecom Relay Service, 711

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