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Associate of Arts/Oregon Transfer Degree in Elementary Education (AAOT-ED)


Complete a minimum of 90 credit hours with specific courses identified by Oregon universities to meet requirements for a bachelors in education with a teaching license. ED courses must be completed with a grade of B or better. All other courses must be completed with a grade of C- or better. One course with an (IL) Information Literacy and a (CL) Cultural Literacy indicator must be completed These must include the following:

Foundational Requirements


(A minimum of eight credits of college-transfer writing courses.) Eight credits minimum


(A minimum of three courses for which MTH 095  is a prerequisite.) Three courses minimum

Oral Communication

(One course in the fundamentals of speech or communication.) One course minimum

Physical Education or Health

(One or more courses totaling at least three credits) 3 credits minimum

Discipline Studies

Arts and Letters

(Three courses chosen from two or more disciplines. All foreign languages are considered one discipline. ASL is considered a world language.) Three courses minimum

And One Course From the Following:

200-level world language recommended

Social Sciences

(Four classes chosen each from ATH, HST, PS, and PSY courses.) Four courses minimum

And One of the Following

Electives and/or University-Specific Prerequisites

Complete additional courses to bring the total number of credits to 90. A maximum of 12 credit hours in career and technical education courses may be included with the exception of the following: BT 104 BT 105 . Courses must be 100 level or higher.


Recommended courses depend on choice of transfer institution. See an advisor.


  1. Earn a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 or above.
  2. Complete a minimum of 24 credits at Chemeketa.
  3. Two terms of the same college-level foreign language, with a grade of “C-” or better, are required for admission to Oregon University System schools. This requirement applies only to students graduating from high school in 1997 or later. This requirement may also be met by completing two years of the same foreign language at the high school level. This is not a requirement for earning the Associate of Arts degree.
  4. Any student having the AAOT Elementary ED degree recognized on an official college transcript will have meet the lower division General Education requirements of baccalaureate degree programs at any institution in the Oregon University System.
  5. Students transferring under this agreement will have junior status for registration purposes. Course, class standing, or GPA requirements for specific majors, departments, or schools are not necessarily satisfied by an ASOT-Elementary ED degree.
  6. GPA admission requirements for the OUS schools are not necessarily satisfied with an AAOT Elementary ED degree. Please contact your school of choice for specific requirements.
  7. To learn more about general education courses and their outcomes, see General Education .
  8. Courses with the (IL) indicator fulfill the Information Literacy requirement for the AAOT Elementary ED. A minimum of 1 course fulfills this requirement.
  9. Course with the (CL) indicator fulfill the Cultural Literacy requirement for the AAOT Elementary ED. A minimum of 1 course fulfills this requirement.
  10. Electives should be taken to meet the requirements of your transfer institution. See your advisor for assistance.