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Education (AS)


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CIP:13.0101
Degree: Associate of Science (AS - Transfer)
Program Code: 625
Program Length: 2 year - 4 Semesters
Minimum Credits: 63-65
AS Transfer Resources - Transfer & Articulation Agreements, Guaranteed Admission Agreements

Program Advisors:
Dr. Kim Austin

Russell Hall 126
276.964.7362

Purpose: The Associate of Science 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 Science degree with a major in Education.

Education, AS


Semester Total:


  • Lecture Hours: 16
  • Labs Hours: 0
  • Course Credits: 16-18

Second Semester:


Semester Total:


  • Lecture Hours: 15
  • Lab Hours: 1 
  • Course Credits: 16

Third Semester:


Semester Total:


  • Lecture Hours: 15
  • Lab Hours: 1
  • Course Credits: 16

Fourth Semester:


  • 3 Credits
  • Elective: Elective 3 Credits
  • Elective: Elective 3 Credits
  • Elective: Elective 3 Credits
  • Elective: Elective 3 Credits

Semester Total:


  • Lecture Hours: 15
  • Lab Hours: 0
  • Course Credits: 15

Total Minimum Credits: 63-65


Elective courses based upon transfer institution and endorsement area. Must be approved by Advisor. 

Social Science Electives Include: ECO 150, 202,202 OR GEO 200, 210, 220, PLS 135, SOC 200

New Education Elective Include: EDU 206, EDU 270, EDU 280

Education Pathways for PK-6, PK-12 Specialization, Middle School & Special Education determine elective requirements. 

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