The Teacher Education Department offers an Associate of Arts Degree in Elementary Education (AAEE) that is transferrable to all three Arizona universities. The AAEE is a common program of study across the state and has been endorsed as the best preparation for becoming either an elementary or special education teacher.

The AAEE Degree is appropriate for students who require practical and professional skills and knowledge that can lead to upper division programs in elementary and special education and also prepares para-educators. You can find more information about the AAEE Degree requirements and coursework in the CAC catalog.

Check the AZ Transfer website ( to learn more about coursework needed for secondary degrees at ASU, NAU and the UofA.

For More Information Please Contact:

Education Faculty Lead Cara Steiner

Education Division: 520-494-5477