A.A.-T, Elementary Teacher Education
C.A., Child Development For Elementary Educators
C.S., Paraprofessional Educator Foundation        
A.A., Paraprofessional Educator/Pre-Teaching  
C.A., Paraprofessional Educator/Pre-Teaching
C.A., High School/Middle School Teacher Pathway


An Associate Degree, depending on the focus of study, is designed to prepare students for transfer into upper division course work in a bachelor’s degree program, or, to prepare students to enter the workforce in a particular vocational field. To qualify for an Associate’s Degree, a student must:  

  1. complete each major-specific course required for the degree with at least a “C” grade or better, 
  2. complete all Cuesta College general education, graduation and residency requirements,
  3. achieve an overall grade point average of 2.0 for all courses attempted (major, general education, elective).

Early Childhood Teachers
Elementary School Teachers
Middle or High School Teachers
Special Education Teachers
Career Technical Education (CTE) Teachers
Curriculum Developer
Degree/Certificate Types:
A.A. - Associate in Arts C.A. - Certificate of Achievement
A.S. - Associate in Science C.S. - Certificate of Specialization
A.A.-T. - Associate in Arts for Transfer C.C. - Certificate of Completion (Non Credit)
A.S.-T. - Associate in Science for Transfer