Education: Elementary Education Transfer to Salish Kootenai College

In Montana, those desiring to become elementary education teachers (K-8) must earn a bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university. Due to a collaboration between FVCC and Salish Kootenai College, students at FVCC can complete the first two years of a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Elementary Education before transferring to Salish Kootenai College to complete the degree.

Transfer Articulation Agreement
Through a partnership with Salish Kootenai College, students who complete the 65-credit course of study outlined below within the terms of the agreement will be granted junior status upon transferring to Salish Kootenai College to complete a Bachelor's of Science Degree in Elementary (K-8)Education. Upon acceptance to the SKC Division of Education, students will complete an additional 98 quarter credits from Salish Kootenai College to complete the Bachelor's of Science Degree in Elementary Education program. Upon completion of the program courses and the meeting of all graduation requirements including the general education requirements, a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education will be awarded by Salish Kootenai College. This degree will lead to a recommendation for Elementary (K-8) licensure from the State of Montana provided all state requirements for licensure are also met. Salish Kootenai College's Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education is accredited through the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, approved by the Montana Board of Public Education, and fully accredited through the Montana Office of Public Instruction.  
Associate of Arts Degree
Suggested course of study for transfer to Salish Kootenai College:
First Year-Fall Semester
First Semester Total: 17
Spring Semester
Second Semester Total: 17
Second Year - Fall Semester
Third Semester Total: 15
Spring Semester
Fourth Semester Total: 16
Total Credits at FVCC for AA Degree: 65
*Indicates pre or corequisite required. Check course description.  
Transfer Note:
Students should also complete the following courses as time allows:
  • (Equivalent to ECED 209 at SKC)
  • (Equivalent to EDUC 250 at SKC)
  • (Equivalent to EDUC 305 at SKC)
  • (Equivalent to EDUC 240 at SKC)
Upper Division Course of Study at Salish Kootenai College
Courses at SKC Credits
Third Year - Fall Quarter
EDUC 178 Exploratory Field Experience 1
EDUC 203 Foundations of Education 5
EDUC 250 Educational Psychology 3
EDUC 352 Integrated Literacy 1: Selecting, Using, and Responding to Texts 4
EDUC 307 - Curriculum, Planning, and Assessment 4
Total Quarter Credits: 17
Winter Quarter
EDUC 309 Guiding Social Dev. and Class Mgt 4
EDUC321 Research Writing in Education 3
EDUC 330 Teaching Social Studies in Elem. Cl. 4
EDUC 331 Teaching Social Studies Practicum 1
EDUC 337 Intro. to Special Education 5
Total Quarter Credits: 17
Spring Quarter
EDUC 311 Cultures, Div. and Educ. Ethics 3
EDUC 312 Diversity Practicum 1
EDUC 354 Integr. Lit. 2: Meeting Indiv. Needs 4
EDUC 355- Integrated Literacy 2 Practicum 1
NASL 101 (Basic Salish 1) or NASL 111 (Basic Kootenai 1) 3
SCID 273 Integr. Persp. in Sci. for Educ. 4
Total Quarter Credits: 16
Fourth Year - Fall Quarter
EDUC 305 Technology in the Elem. Clsrm 4
EDUC 356 Integr. Lit. 3: Designing Lit. Exp. 4
EDUC 357 Integr. Literacy 3 Pract. 1
EDUC 371 Tchng. Math Practicum 1
EDUC 372 Teaching Math/Early Gr 3
NASL 102 (Basic Salish 2) or NASL 112 (Basic Kootenai 2) 3
Total Quarter Credits: 16
Winter Quarter
ECED 209 Meeting the Needs of Families 3
EDUC 390 Teaching Science in the Elem. Classrm. 4
EDUC 391 Teaching Science Practicum 1
EDUC 397 Teaching Secondary Math-Middle Grades 3
EDUC 471 Action Research in Education 3
HPED 125 First Aid & CPR 1
NASD 225 Amer. Ind. Educ. & Fed. Policy 3
Total Quarter Credits: 18
Spring Quarter
EDUC 490 Elem. Student Teaching 12
EDUC 495 Reflective Practice & Research in Education 2
Total Quarter Credits: 14
Total Program Credits at SKC 98
Advising Information:
For more information about this program, contact an advisor.
Academic Advisor Faculty Advisor
Jori Bullemer Eliza Thomas, M.A.
LRC 129 BSS 120
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