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Elementary Teacher Education

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Associate of Arts for Transfer (AA-T) in Elementary Teacher Education

The program in Elementary Teacher Education leads to an Associate of Arts in Elementary Teacher Education, and includes coursework that is transferable to CSU/UC. This AA-T degree consists of a three pronged interdisciplinary approach to prepare students who have a goal of becoming a teacher, from transitional kindergarten (TK) through sixth grade.

Students gain knowledge from coursework in the following disciplines: Child development, education, and general education. Students gain first-hand experience of the teaching profession early in their undergraduate careers.

Check out our programs brochure.


  • There is a critical shortage of teachers?
  • There are 43,000 teacher vacancies advertised throughout California (L.A. Times, Feb. 2016)
  • The average elementary school teacher has a starting salary of $53,760 per year (Bureau of Labors Statistics)


Is a strong foundation for careers in:

  • Transitional kindergarten (TK) teacher.
  • Kindergarten teacher.
  • Elementary school teacher.
  • Special education teacher.
  • Administrative/ leadership positions in elementary schools.

For more information about the Elementary Education program, contact Veronica Allen, Assistant Professor, Education/Child Development, 818.364.7809.

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Contact Us


Dr. Veronica Allen
Department Chair
Email: @email

Patricia Rodriguez
Department Vice-Chair
Email: @email
Phone: (818) 364-7670

Diane Stein
Child Development Center Director
Email: @email
Phone: (818) 364-7865

Richard Lam
Department Secretary
Email: @email
Phone: (818) 364-7722

Veronica Allen
Education and Child Development Faculty
Email: @email
Phone: (818) 364-7809

Ivet Bazikyan
Family and Consumer Studies Faculty
Email: @email
Phone: (818) 833-3422

Emily Bill
Psychology Faculty
Email: @email
Phone: (818) 833-335

Lilamani De Silva
Child Development Faculty​​​​​​
Email: @email
Phone: (818) 364-7673

Rita Grigoryan
Child Development Faculty
Email: @email
Phone: (818) 364-7860

Dr. Christopher Williams
Psychology Faculty
Email: @email
Phone: (818) 833-3413