Elementary Education


The University of North Alabama is dedicated to making the transfer process as simple as possible. As required by Alabama State Law, UNA will take your course work as outlined in the appropriate STARS Transfer Guide and enable you to graduate with the same number of hours as native UNA students in the same degree program (assuming you do not change majors). Together, the Transfer Guide and the UNA Area V Page, if used correctly, will guide you through your first two years of course work and prevent the loss of credit hours upon transfer. If you have obtained a Transfer Guide for a major in Elementary Education, be sure to print this page and use it along with the Guide. Upon transfer, please bring these documents to insure a smooth academic transition.


  • This document is not designed to replace or override Areas I-IV of the official STARS Transfer Guide. It simply provides a list of recommended course options for students who are seriously considering a transfer to UNA to major in Elementary Education.
  • If you are transferring to UNA from an institution outside the Alabama Community College System, please contact the UNA Office of Admissions for the most up-to-date transfer information.

Maximum total number of electives/pre‐professional hours:  24

Hours specified by the Approved STARS Area V Guide: 12  (see the approved transfer guide at http://stars.troy.edu/get_the_guide_step_1.html ) 

Remaining 12 hours should be selected from/include the following:

Area V: Additional Requirements

Additional Math (9 semester hours from the following):
UNA Course Community College Course Equivalent Course Hours

MA 110 Finite Mathematics

MTH 110 3
MA 112 Pre-Calculus Algebra MTH 112 3
MA 113 Pre-Calculus Trigonometry MTH 113 3
MA 115 Pre-Calculus Algebra and Trigonometry MTH 115 3
MA 125 Calculus I MTH 125 3
MA 126 Calculus II MTH 126 3
MA 147 Elementary Statistics MTH 265 3
MA 227 Calculus III MTH 227 3
MA 237 Linear Algebra MTH 237 3
MA 238 Applied Differential Equations I MTH 238 3
MA 251 Number and Operations for the Elementary School Teacher MTH 231 3
MA 252 Geometry and Measurement for the Elementary School Teacher MTH 232 3
MA 253 Data Analysis, Probability, and Statistics for the Elementary School Teacher MTH 233 3
Additional Science (4 semester hours from the following - not taken in Area III):
UNA Course Community College Course Equivalent Course Hours
BI 102 Introductory Biology BIO 102 4
BI 112 Principles of Biology BIO 104 4
CH 101 Introductory Chemistry CHM 104 3
CH 102 Introduction to Organic and Biochemistry CHM 105 3
CH 111 General Chemistry CHM 111 3
CH 112 General Chemistry CHM 112 3
ES 131 Earth Science/Physical Geology PHS 111 or 121 or GLY 101 4
ES 132 Historical Geology GLY 102 4
GE 111 Principles of Physical Geography GEO 101 or 220 4
GE 112 Principles of Physical Geography II GEO 102 4
PH 101 Interactive Physics PHS 112 or 122 4
PH 121 Introductory Physics PHY 115 or 120 4
PH 125 Descriptive Astronomy AST 120 4
PH 241 General Physics I PHY 201 4
PH 242 General Physics II PHY 202 4
PH 251 Technical Physics I PHY 213 5
PH 252 Technical Physics II
PHY 214 5

Additional Notes:
All Natural Science courses must include the corresponding Laboratory.

Admission to the University of North Alabama does not guarantee admission into the UNA Educator Preparation Program. The Educator Preparation Program requires a separate admission process. For more information, see “Educator Preparation Requirements” in the UNA Undergraduate Catalog, or contact the UNA College of Education and Human Sciences.

Questions about UNA degree programs in Elementary Education should be directed to:

Dr. Lisa Clayton, Professor, Elementary Education Program Coordinator 
Department of Teaching, Learning, and Leadership
(256) 765-4732
530C Stevens Hall
UNA Box 5046
Florence, AL 35632-0001

UNA College of Education and Human Sciences

 Please print this document and attach it to the University of North Alabama
Articulation Guide. 
Together, this document and the articulation guide comprise the articulation 
agreement for a major in Elementary Education at the University of North Alabama. 
Name:____________________________ Date:_________________ 
Thank you for choosing the University of North Alabama!