The AAT in Elementary Teacher Education provides students with competencies needed for Education Paraprofessional/ Instructional Aide employment in private and public k-6 schools. Education courses are designed to acquaint students with basic issues in K-6 education, curriculum, special education, student engagement, positive behavior management, lesson design, assessment, parent communication, ethical and professional behavior, student diversity, teacher credentialing and professional job search. This degree also includes a general education pattern that will focus on subject matter taught in K-6 classrooms. This AAT degree will transfer to a University. Students who wish to earn a California Teaching Credential will need to earn a B.A. Degree and then attend a and Graduate Level Teacher Credential Program.