Open Educational Resources and the Elementary Teacher Education Transfer Model Curriculum

The following provides examples of existing OER that can be used for the indicated courses. Are you using OER for any of the courses where no resources have been identified? If so, please let us know what OER you are using – this resource is under development and will be updated as new resources are identified.

Core Courses

Introduction to Elementary Classroom Teaching (EDUC 200)

Introduction to Education (BETA): Becoming a Professional (Beasley and Haulmark) (CC BY-SA)

Earth Science for Educators or Earth Science with lab (GEOL 120 and 120L or GEOL 121)

No resources identified.

Public Speaking (C-ID COMM 110)

College Composition (ENGL 100) (C-ID ENGL 100)

Physical Science for Educators or Survey of Physics and Chemistry (CHEM 140 or PHYS 140) or Introduction to Chemistry and Introduction to Physics

No resources identified.

Biology for Educators or General Biology w/lab

Concepts of Biology (Links to an external site.) (OpenStax)

Math for Elementary Teachers I (MATH 120)     

No resources identified.

World History to 1500 (C-ID HIST 150)

World History: Cultures, States, and Societies to 1500 (Berger et al.); World History: Cultures, States, and Societies to 1500 (Berger et al.) in LibreTexts (CC BY-SA)

Introduction to Literature (C-ID ENGL 120)

·  Literature, the Humanities, and Humanity (Steinberg, 2014)  (CC BY-NC-SA)

·  The Open Anthology of Literature in English (O’Brien)  (O’Brien) (CC BY-NC)

World Regional Geography (C-ID GEOG 125)

Introduction to World Regional Geography (Dastrup, 2019)

Intro to American Government and Politics (POLS 110)

American Government 2e by OpenStax; American Government 2e – LibreTexts

US History to 1877 (C-ID HIST 130)

U.S. History (OpenStax); US History (OpenStax) – LibreTexts

Child Growth and Development (C-ID CDEV 100)

Child Growth and Development (Paris, Ricardo, and Rymond)

List A – Select one from the following:

Any course articulated as fulfilling CSU GE A3 with Freshman Composition as a prerequisite.

List B – Select one from the following:

Understanding Art (ARTH 100)

A World Perspective of Art Appreciation

Dance History and Appreciation or Introduction to Dance

No resources identified.

Music Appreciation (MUS 100)

No resources identified.

Introduction to Theatre (THTR 111)

No resources identified.

Survey of the Arts

No resources identified.

List C – Up to 12 additional units from the following:

Any course(s) not selected above, and/or any courses that are lower preparation for the targeted major at a university. 

This page last updated May 11, 2022.