Elementary Teacher Education

Interested in assisting in an elementary classroom or becoming K-6 teacher? How about both! Teachers in California must earn a B.A. degree in addition to graduate level course work to qualify for a Teaching Credential. Graduates of Chaffey’s Elementary Teacher Education Program earn an AA degree and are transfer-ready to complete University B.A. requirements and teacher credentialing. They have also begun a professional teaching portfolio and have completed at least 45 hours of classroom experience that will qualify them for work as an Instructional Aid. Chaffey’s education courses are not only interactive and relevant, but they also embrace diversity and equity for all students. Students in this program will complete a general education pattern that strengthens knowledge of K-6 subject matter, while beginning to train for work in a classroom. Courses include essential skills including student engagement, positive child guidance, lesson planning, student assessment, special education and family engagement. Our faculty have been successful elementary teachers and are happy to provide career advisement. We are excited to help you explore this inspiring career path and help get you off to a strong start!

**Please note that our ED10: Elementary Classroom Fieldwork course requires 45 hours of unpaid fieldwork with an assigned mentor at Alta Loma School District. This placement requires transportation, a negative TB test, legal fingerprinting and availability during traditional school hours typically 8am –3pm. We do have fieldwork locations near public bus stops.

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Students with faculty questions for Child Development and Education should email coordinator Maryline.Chemama@chaffey.edu.

Monica Alexander
Professor, Education
909- 652-6246


For more information on California Teacher Credentialing and Programs visit:

The California Commission on Teacher Credentialing

Teach California

California Community College Teacher Preparation Programs