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Associate of Arts & Sciences Transfer Degree: Teacher Education Specialization (Pre-K-8)

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The Associate of Arts and Sciences Transfer Degree: Teacher Education Specialization (Pre-K-8) program is designed for students who are interested in teacher education, specifically in grades pre-kindergarten through 8, to prepare them for the academic field in which they will be working. They will also have the courses required by numerous four-year institutions in Virginia for entrance into colleges of education. Students pursuing this specialization would attain requisite coursework for university programs, and, in part, for teacher licensure in Virginia for elementary and middle school levels.

Purpose
The Associate of Arts and Sciences Transfer Degree, Teacher Education Specialization Program is designed for students who are interested in teacher education, specifically in grades Pre-Kindergarten through grade 8 to test the academic field in which they will be working. They will also have the courses required by numerous four-year institutions in Virginia for entrance into colleges of education. Students pursuing this specialization would attain requisite coursework for university programs, and, in part, for teacher licensure in Virginia for elementary and middle school levels.

In order to be assured that courses transfer to meet lower division requirements at the specific institution the student plans to transfer to and the major anticipated, students should consult an academic advisor before scheduling their courses. Students are also encouraged to investigate guaranteed admission agreements (GAA), available for many colleges and universities in Virginia, contact their selected college’s admissions office, and consult their selected college’s transfer guide if one is available. Counselors and academic advisors can assist with locating these resources.

Admission Requirements
In addition to the admission requirements established for the college, entry into this program requires proficiency in English and mathematics. Students whose placement test scores indicate a need for further preparation, will be placed in the appropriate developmental courses in English and mathematics. Although developmental course credits do not apply toward the degree, these courses prepare students for collegiate level work. Students required to take two or more developmental courses will need additional semesters to complete the degree.

Program Requirement
This curriculum should provide sufficient flexibility to meet lower division requirements for majors in education or related fields at many colleges and universities, and should allow students to succeed in transferring to obtain a baccalaureate degree. It is extremely important for students to work closely with their academic advisors to assure a successful transfer.

Teacher Education First Semester Curriculum
# Title Lecture Lab Credit
ENG 111 College Composition I 3 0 3
HIS Approved Transfer History 3 0 3
MTH Approved Transfer Mathematics 3 0 3
Approved Transfer Science1 3 3 4
SDV 100 College Success Skills 1 0 1
ITE 119 Information Literacy 3 0 3
Semester Total 16 3 17
Teacher Education Second Semester Curriculum
# Title Lecture Lab Credit
ENG 112 College Composition II 3 0 3
HIS Approved Transfer History 3 0 3
MTH Approved Transfer Mathematics 3 0 3
Approved Transfer Science1 3 3 4
Approved Transfer Humanities / Fine Arts2 3 0 3
Semester Total 15 3 16
Teacher Education Third Semester Curriculum
# Title Lecture Lab Credit
EDU 200 Introduction to Teaching as a Profession 3 0 3
ENG Approved 200 Level of American or English Literature or Advanced Composition Course5 3 0 3
PSY 230 Developmental Psychology 3 0 3
ECO 201 or 202 Principles of Macro Econ or Micro Econ3 3 0 3
Approved Transfer Elective2 3 0 3
Semester Total 15 0 15
Teacher Education Fourth Semester Curriculum
# Title Lecture Lab Credit
ENG 2XX Approved 200-level Transfer Literature Elective2 3 0 3
GEO 210 People and the Land: Intro to Cultural Geography 3 0 3
PLS 211 US Gov’t I4 3 0 3
Approved Transfer Elective2 3 0 3
HLT/PED Health / Physical Education Elective 0 2 1
Semester Total 12 2 13
Total Minimum Credits: 61

1 BIO 101 Strongly recommended with one other lab science.

2 In selecting courses, students should seek the advice of a counselor or academic advisor in order to assure that courses taken are consistent with transfer or career goals.

3 ECO 120 may be accepted. Students should seek the advice of a counselor or academic advisor in order to assure that courses taken are consistent with transfer or career goals.

4 PLS 135 may be accepted. Students should seek the advice of a counselor or academic advisor in order to assure that courses taken are consistent with transfer or career goals.

5 Courses typically courses used to fulfill this requirement: ENG 241, ENG 242, ENG 210, or other courses approved by an academic advisor.

This page was last modified on August 27, 2014. If you are looking for previous catalog information, please reference the 2008-2010 Catalog, 2010-2012 Catalog, or 2013-2014 Catalog.


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