NVCC 2004-2005 Catalog


     

PROGRAMS OF STUDY


     

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GENERAL STUDIES
Associate in Science Degree AL, AN, LO, MA, WO, ELI*

Teacher Education Specialization AL, AN, LO, MA, WO

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. The student, working directly with an NVCC Teacher Education Specialization Advisor/Counselor, must complete a Transfer Letter of Agreement.

First Year

1st Semester

2nd Semester


 

   BIO

101

General Biology I

4

 

   ENG

111

College Composition I

3

 

   HIS

121

United States History I

3

 

   HLT

110

Concepts of Personal & Community Health

3

 

MTH

151

Math for the Liberal Arts or

 

 

   

MTH

163 Precalculus 1

3

 

   STD

101

Orientation to Education

1

 

 

   BIO

102

General Biology II

 

4

 

   ENG

112

College Composition II

 

3

 

   HIS

122

United States History II

 

3

 

   ITE

115

Basic Computer Literacy or

 

 

 

   

CSC

110 Introduction to Computing

 

3

 

MTH

152

Math for the Liberal Arts II or

 

 

 

   

MTH

240 Statistics

 

3

 


 

 

Total Credits/Semester

17

16

Second Year

1st Semester

2nd Semester


 

   ECO

201

Principles of Macroeconomics or

 

 

   

ECO

202 Principles of Microeconomics

3

 

   EDU

200

Introduction to Teaching as a Profession

3

 

ENG

 

200-Level Literature Elective

3

 

   SPD

110

Intro. to Speech Communication

3

 

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General Elective

3

 

 

   GEO

210

People & the Land: Intro. to Cultural Geography

 

3

 

   HIS

101

History of Western Civilization I or

 

 

 

   

HIS

102 History of Western Civilization II

 

3

 

   PLS

135

American National Politics

 

3

 

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Humanities/Fine Arts Elective

 

3

 

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Humanities/Fine Arts Elective

 

3

 


 

 

Total Credits/Semester

15

15

Total credits for the A.S. Degree in General Studies with a Specialization in Teacher Education = 63.

1 Students should make choices after consulting with Teacher Education Specialization Faculty Advisor/Counselor on the specific requirements at the four-year Virginia institution to which they plan to transfer.

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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