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2024-25 RCC Catalog 
2024-25 RCC Catalog

Education Studies Transfer to SOU

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Ospreys to Raiders Transfer Program

Associate of Science

About the Program

Based on a signed articulation agreement, Rogue Community College (RCC) and Southern Oregon University (SOU) School of Education offer an Associate of Science degree for students who wish to ultimately obtain a Bachelor’s in Education Studies and a teaching license in elementary education. 

This degree was developed as a cooperative venture between SOU and RCC. It offers knowledge and application components drawn from curriculum at both institutions. The degree transfers directly into the bachelor’s degree program in Education Studies at SOU. If a student’s career goal is to teach in an elementary school, successful completion of the Bachelor’s degree will lead to an initial teaching license.

Students must work closely with their advisors to ensure transferability of this program. If students transfer before completing this degree or in a major not covered by prior agreements, their courses will be evaluated individually toward the transfer requirements of the college of their choice.

Program Learning Outcomes

The curriculum in RCC courses is derived from a set of identified learning outcomes that are relevant to the discipline. Program learning outcomes for the Education Studies Transfer to Southern Oregon University are:

Design strategies that promote child development for elementary school-aged children and learning across developmental domains relevant to the child’s relational and cultural environments.

Generate strategies to build and sustain family and community partnerships, reflecting the complex characteristics of children’s families and communities to support successful outcomes for elementary school-aged children.

Design developmentally, culturally, and linguistically appropriate teaching practices for elementary school-aged children.

Apply different observation methods to inform instruction and planning reflective of children’s developmental, cultural, and linguistic needs.

Identify and conduct one’s self as a member of the early childhood field.

Use academic content knowledge to build developmentally appropriate curriculum that promotes positive outcomes for each child.

Entry Requirements

Students are required to complete the Placement Process to determine skill level and readiness in math, reading, and writing. As part of their training program, students must begin with the courses within their skill level as determined through the Placement Process.

Many courses in this department require participation in community schools, programs, and agencies for observation and practicum experiences. Practicum placement and classroom observations will require proof of measles immunization status, RCC Student ID, and may require proof of COVID vaccination status or criminal history background check. More information is available from the Early Childhood and Elementary Education Department.

Advanced Standing

Coursework from accredited colleges and universities will be accepted in accordance with college registration policies and the Early Childhood and Elementary Education Department Chair’s approval. In order to ensure that coursework is current, program courses over 10 years old must be reviewed and approved by the appropriate department chair before being accepted toward core requirements. Each College Now student must meet with the department chair to determine placement.

Graduation Requirements

The Associate of Science degree will be awarded to students who complete all credits in this program with a grade of “C-” or better. Certain courses are graded on a pass/no pass basis only. A grade of “P” for these courses indicates a student earned the equivalent of a “C-” or better grade.

Where zero credits are listed in the prerequisites, students may place into a higher level(s) based on designated placement. Note: some prerequisites may be required for graduation. Please consult an advisor with any program completion questions.

Work closely with an academic advisor to complete courses at RCC that will meet the SOU lower division general education capacity requirements.

Total Program Credits: 92-94

Program email address: ECEInfo@roguecc.edu

Program Prerequisites:


Prerequisite Credits: 0-10


Check-in with Advisor

Term Credits: 13


Term Credits: 15


Term Credits: 15


Check-in with Advisor

Term Credits: 15

Term Credits: 17


Term Credits: 17

Advising Reminder:

Work closely with an academic advisor to complete courses at RCC that will meet the SOU lower division general education capacity requirements.

Approved Social Science/History Electives

Complete at least one history course, 4 credits, from the following list.

Advising Reminder:

Work closely with an academic advisor to complete courses at RCC that will meet the SOU lower division general education capacity requirements.

Approved Science and Lab Science Electives

Complete at least two courses, 8-9 credits, from the following list. At least one course must be a physical science and one a biological science. 

Note that only one course can be a regional field studies course, indicated by asterisk.

Complete a third course - either lab or non-lab Science 3-4 credit course.  

At least one course must meet SOU General Education requirements for the Inquiry and Analysis general education capacity. 

For list of SOU’s General Education Capacities please go to their website.


1 MTH 96  is not accepted as a pre-requisite for MTH 211  at Southern Oregon University as it is at Rogue Community College. Students intending to take MTH 211  at SOU, who take MTH 96 , will need to take the SOU Placement Test to determine that they have met the prerequisite.

2 Approved Computer Information Science or Computer Science class, CIS 120  / CS120 or above, or documented computer proficiency within the past ten years.

For more information, contact the Early Childhood and Elementary Education Department:

Phone: 541-956-7500

Email: ECEInfo@roguecc.edu

Web address: www.roguecc.edu/ecee

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