NVCC 2003-2004 Catalog
    Instructional Programs

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.

First Year1st Semester2nd Semester

   BIO101General Biology I4
   ENG111College Composition I3
   HIS121United States History I3
   HLT110Concepts of Personal & Community Health3
MTH151Math for the Liberal Arts or
   MTH163 Precalculus 13
   STD101Orientation to Education1
   BIO102General Biology II 4
   ENG112College Composition II 3
   HIS122United States History II 3
   IST117Intro. to Microcomputer Software or 
   CSC110 Introduction to Computing 3
MTH152Math for the Liberal Arts II or 
   MTH240 Statistics 3

Total Credits/Semester1716

Second Year1st Semester2nd Semester

   ECO201Principles of Macroeconomics or
   ECO202 Principles of Microeconomics3
   EDU200Introduction to Teaching as a Profession3
ENG200-Level Literature Elective3
   SPD110Intro. to Speech Communication3
___General Elective3
   GEO210People & the Land: Intro. to Cultural Geography 3
   HIS101History of Western Civilization I or 
   HIS102 History of Western Civilization II 3
   PLS135American National Politics 3
___Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3
___Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3

Total Credits/Semester1515

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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