Degree: Associate of Arts & Sciences (AA&S - Transfer)
Program Code: 624-01
Program Length: 2 year - 4 Semesters
Minimum Credits: 63
AA&S Transfer Resources - Transfer & Articulation Agreements, Guaranteed Admission Agreements
Judy Castle, 276.964.7243, Russell Hall Room 133
Jereial Fletcher, 276.964.7224, Russell Hall Room 129
Purpose: The Associate of Arts and Sciences degree program curriculum in Education is designed to transfer to a four-year college or university toward a baccalaureate degree in teacher education.
Admission Requirements: In addition to the admission requirements established for the college, entry into the Education program requires the satisfactory completion of the following high school units or equivalents: 4 units of English; 2 units of college preparatory mathematics; 1 unit of laboratory science; and 1 unit of social science. Students with deficiencies will require developmental studies.
Program Requirements: The world of modern education demands that its teachers be knowledgeable both in their teaching field and in general education. Thus, this curriculum requires courses in the arts and humanities, written and oral communication skills, natural sciences, mathematics, history, social sciences, computer sciences, health and physical education, and general psychology usually required in the first two years of a baccalaureate teacher education curriculum. In planning a program and selecting electives, each student is urged to become acquainted with the assigned adviser, and the catalog of the institution to which the student plans to transfer. The VCCS Transfer & Guaranteed Admissions Agreements site provides a full listing of transfer opportunities.
In order to prepare for junior class standing at a senior institution, a student usually must complete a program at the community college which is comparable in length and course content to the first two years at the four-year institution. All courses completed for this degree area must be transferable to the education program at the senior institution the student plans to attend; therefore, SWCC reserves the right to restrict specific or elective courses for use in the Education Major. Upon satisfactory completion of SWCC’s four-semester program, the graduate will be awarded the Associate of Arts and Sciences degree with a major in Education.