May 21, 2024  
2023-2024 College Catalog and Student Handbook 
    
2023-2024 College Catalog and Student Handbook

Pre-Teacher Preparation Elementary (PreK-6) Specialization, AA&S Transfer Degree


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CIP Code: 24.0101

Length: 4 Semesters

Purpose

The Associate of Arts and Sciences Transfer Degree, Pre-Teacher Preparation Elementary (PreK-6) Specialization is designed for students who are interested in teacher education, specifically in grades Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 6, 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. Through the direct enrollment and self-enrollment survey or other measures students will be placed in the appropriate developmental or corequisite support courses in English and mathematics. Although developmental or support course credits do not apply toward the degree, these courses prepare students for collegiate-level work. Students required to take two or more developmental or corequisite support courses may 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 ensure a successful transfer.
 

First Semester Total Credits: 17


Second Semester


Second Semester Total Credits: 16


Third Semester


Third Semester Total Credits: 15


Fourth Semester


  • Approved Transfer Humanities/Fine Arts (3 Credits)4,7
  • Approved Transfer Elective (3 Credits)7
  • Approved Transfer Elective (3 Credits)7
  • Approved Transfer Elective (3 Credits)7
  • Health/Physical Education Elective (1 Credit)7

Fourth Semester Total Credits: 13


Total Minimal Credits 61


1 MTH 161  and MTH 245  are strongly recommended and more universally transferable. Students should consult their academic advisor to select math courses required by their desired degree at their transfer institution.
2 Laboratory courses include BIO, CHM, PHY, and GOL.
3 Courses used to fulfill this requirement: HIS 121 , HIS 122 , HIS 111 , HIS 112 , HIS 101 , and HIS 102 .
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 245 ENG 246 ENG 250 ENG 255 ENG 258 ENG 275 .
6 Courses used to fulfill this requirement:  ECO, GEO, HIS, PLS, PSY, SOC
7 Students should consult with their academic advisor to select courses required by their desired degree at their transfer institution.

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