|NVCC 2003-2004 Catalog|
|Teacher Education Specialization AL, AN, LO, MA, WO|
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Purpose: This curriculum prepares students to transfer to a 4-year college or university teacher preparation program. It is specifically designed for students who plan to seek endorsement and licensure as teachers in PK-3, PK-6, middle school, or special education.
Transfer Information: Several senior institutions in Virginia helped develop this curriculum and have agreed to accept all courses required by it. Some of these universities will guarantee admission to graduates of this program who have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5, earn at least a "C" in all English courses, and pass the PRAXIS I exam. Students are strongly encouraged to take the PRAXIS I exam shortly after completing their English composition and math requirements.
Total credits for the A.S. Degree in General Studies with a Specialization in Teacher Education = 63.
To graduate from a degree program, students entering NVCC Fall 1999 or later must demonstrate computer competency skills as described in the Degree Requirements section of the Instructional Programs of this catalog.
1 Students should take either MTH 151 & 152 or MTH 163 & 240.
2 The English literature elective may be chosen from ENG 241, 242, 243, 244, 251, or 252.
3 The general elective should be selected based upon the requirements of the senior institution to which the student plans to transfer. Examples of courses recommended by some of the universities that helped develop this curriculum include ECO 201 or 202; foreign language, PSY 230; REL 231 or 232.
4 The humanities/fine arts elective may be chosen from ART 101, ART 102, ART 105, MUS 121 or MUS 122.
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