Program Coordinator: Sara Combs, OTC 214, Ext. 2444
Length: Four semesters (two years)
Purpose: The Associate of Arts and Sciences Degree Program with a major in Education is designed for persons who plan to transfer to a four-year college or university to complete a baccalaureate degree program in the social sciences or high school education. This curriculum is designed to offer sufficient course flexibility to students whose educational goals may not yet be clearly defined and to provide greater opportunity for these students to elect courses which emphasize areas of individual academic strength and interest in the college transfer core.
Admission Requirements: In addition to the admission requirements established for the college entry into the Associate of Arts and Sciences Degree Program with a major in Education requires the satisfactory completion of the following high school units or equivalent as a minimum: 4 units of English, 3 units of college preparatory mathematics, 1 unit of laboratory science, and 1 unit of social science.
Students who do not meet the mathematics requirements may be permitted to correct their deficiencies in developmental studies. Those students who meet the specific requirements for this degree program but are deficient in basic skills and understandings in English and/or mathematics will be required to enroll in appropriate developmental courses.
Program Requirements: The world of modern education demands that students be knowledgeable both in their teaching field and in general education. Thus, this curriculum requires courses in the humanities, natural sciences, mathematics, social sciences, health, and physical education. The Education curriculum is designed to lead the student toward meeting state teacher licensure requirements and teaching endorsements. This curriculum also provides a solid general core education as students prepare for pre-professional degrees.
Students are urged to consult with their counselors and advisors at Virginia Highlands Community College in planning their program and selecting electives. In order to prepare for upper division (junior class) standing at a four-year college or university, the student must complete a program at the community college which is comparable in length and courses to the first two years of the program at the four-year college or university. Upon satisfactory completion of the four-semester program listed, the graduate will be awarded the Associate of Arts and Sciences Degree with a major in Education.
Total Minimum Credits for AA&S Degree................................60
Students are urged to acquaint themselves with the requirements of the major department in the college or university to which transfer is contemplated. The Education semester-by-semester sequences of course may be modified when necessary and with the approval of the academic advisor.