CATALOG: AA&S Transfer Degree: Teacher Education Specialization (Pre-K-8)

Length: 4 Semesters

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 by VPT or other measures indicates 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.

Curriculum

First Semester
Course # Course Title Lecture Lab Credits
ENG 111 College Composition I 3 0 3
HIS Approved Transfer History 1 3 0 3
MTH Approved Transfer Mathematics 2 3 0 3
Approved Transfer Lab Science 3 3 3 3
SDV 100 College Success Skills 1 0 1
ITE 119 Information Literacy 3 0 3
Semester Total 16 3 17
Second Semester
Course # Course Title Lecture Lab Credits
ENG 112 College Composition II 3 0 3
HIS Approved Transfer History 1 3 0 3
MTH Approved Transfer Mathematics 2 3 0 3
Approved Transfer Lab Science 3 3 3 4
Approved Transfer Humanities/Fine Arts 4 3 0 3
Semester Total 15 3 16
Third Semester
Course # Course Title Lecture Lab Credits
EDU 200 Introduction to Teaching as a Profession 3 0 3
ENG Approved 200 Level of American or English Literature or Advanced Composition Course 5 3 0 3
PSY 230 Developmental Psychology 3 0 3
ECO 201 or 202 Principles of Macroeconomics or Microeconomics 6 3 0 3
Approved Transfer Elective 7 3 0 3
Semester Total 15 0
Fourth Semester
Course # Course Title Lecture Lab Credits
ENG 2XX Approved 200-level Transfer Literature Elective 5 3 0 3
GEO 210 People and the Land: Intro to Cultural Geography 3 0 3
PLS 211 US Government I 8 3 0 3
Approved Transfer Elective 7 3 0 3
HLT/PED Health/Physical Education Elective 0 2 1
Semester Total 12 2 13
Total Minimum Credits: 61 1 Courses used to fulfill this requirement: HIS 121, 122, 111, 112, 101, and 102 2 MTH 161 and MTH 245 are strongly recommended and are more universally transferable. Students should consult with their academic advisor to select math courses required by their desired degree at their transfer institution. 3 BIO 101 strongly recommended. Laboratory courses include BIO, CHM, PHY, GOL 4 Courses used to fulfill this requirement: HUM, MUS, ART, PHI, REL, ENG (lit). MUS and ART cannot be skills based 5 Courses used to fulfill this requirement: ENG 241, 242, 243, 244, 251, 252, 255 or 210 6 May replace with ECO 120. Students should consult with their academic advisor to select courses required by their desired degree at their transfer institution. 7 Students should consult with their academic advisor to select courses required by their desired degree at their transfer institution. 8 May replace with PLS 135. Students should consult with their academic advisor to select courses required by their desired degree at their transfer institution.

Last modified on 10-11-2017