Elementary Education

Elementary Education

The Associate in Arts Degree in Elementary Education (AAEE) is for students interested in teaching elementary school (grades 1 through 8) or special education. This degree transfers as a block to any of Arizona’s state universities as well as private institutions in pursuit of a bachelor's degree.

An elementary classroom teacher is responsible for teaching all content areas: reading, language arts, math, science, and social studies.

The AAEE is also appropriate for those who wish to work as instructional assistants in Arizona’s public schools. 

Why Elementary Education @EMCC?

Education courses offered at EMCC provide a strong foundation for a career in teaching and include field experiences and practicums to provide students with real-world classroom experiences.

This program is part of the Teacher Education Institute at EMCC, which helps students succeed by offering educational networks and professional opportunities within their selected field(s) of study.

Career and Employment Outlook

Currently, the state of Arizona is experiencing a critical shortage of degree-qualified and certified K-12 teachers. Students who have successfully completed the degree requirements to become a state-certified teacher can look forward to robust opportunities in the job market. 

Transfer Options

Maricopa Degree Options

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Associate in Arts, Elementary Education (AAEE) Bachelor of Arts in Education

Maricopa-ASU Pathway Program

This program has an MAPP (Maricopa-ASU Pathway Program) option. For more information about the MAPP program and to find additional information, see the MAPP page.