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Associate in Science in Teacher Preparation (A1040T)

The purpose of the Associate in Science in Teacher Preparation Program is to provide a clear path for students who want to become teachers in the state of North Carolina. Students have the opportunity to take the first two years of their teaching program at the community college. The goal of the program is to grow local teachers who will stay in the area to teach once they have completed their degree. Every effort will be made by the community college and articulating universities to provide local spaces for teacher practicums and student teaching experiences in order to assist students in developing strong local ties with educators in the area.

The Associate in Science in Teacher Preparation degree shall be granted for a planned program of study consisting of a minimum of 60 semester hours of credit (SHC) of college transfer courses. Within the degree program, students have opportunities for the achievement of competence in reading, writing, oral communication, fundamental mathematical skills, and basic computer use.

The Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (CAA) and the Independent Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (ICAA) enables North Carolina community college graduates of two-year associate in arts programs who are admitted to constituent institutions of The University of North Carolina and to Signatory Institutions of North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities to transfer with junior status.

Community College graduates must obtain a grade of C or better in each course and an overall GPA of at least 2.7 on a 4.0 scale in order to transfer with a junior status. Courses may also transfer through bilateral agreements between institutions.

Students must follow their intended 4-year university bachelor degree plan for all General Education courses.

All students are required to take SOC 225, EDU 187, EDU 216, EDU 279, and EDU 250 before transferring to any articulated 4-year program.

For more information about registration and enrollment, please see the College Catalog. You must have advisor approval to register and enroll. The advisor will ensure you are placed in the right sequence of courses to meet your academic and program completion needs.