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Associate in Science in Teacher Preparation

Credential: A.S.
Code: A1040T

The Associate in Science in Teacher Preparation degree shall be granted for a planned program of study consisting of a minimum of 60 semester hours of credit (SHC) of college transfer courses. Within the degree program, the institution shall include opportunities for the achievement of competence in reading, writing, oral communication, fundamental mathematical skills, and the basic computer use.

 

The Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (CAA) and the Independent Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (ICAA) enable North Carolina community college graduates of two-year associate in science programs who are admitted to constituent institutions of The University of North Carolina and to Signatory Institutions of North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities to transfer with junior status.

 

Community college graduates must obtain a grade of “C” or better in each course and an overall GPA of at least 2.7 on a 4.0 scale in order to transfer with a junior status.  Courses may also transfer through bilateral agreements between institutions.

 

Associate in Science Degree Requirements
I. General Education Courses (45 SHC)

Course Prefix, No. Title Class Lab Clinical Credit
A. English Composition (6 SHC)
Required: ENG 111 Writing & Inquiry 3 0 0 3
Required: ENG 112 Writing/Research in Discipl. 3 0 0 3
B. Two courses from two different disciplines (6 SHC)
Communications
COM 120 Intro to Interpersonal Com 3 0 0 3
COM 231 Public Speaking 3 0 0 3
Humanities/Fine Arts
ART 111 Art Appreciation 3 0 0 3
ART 114 Art History Survey I 3 0 0 3
ART 115 Art History Survey II 3 0 0 3
DRA 111 Theater Appreciation 3 0 0 3
ENG 231 American Lit I 3 0 0 3
ENG 232 American Lit II 3 0 0 3
ENG 241 British Lit I 3 0 0 3
ENG 242 British Lit II 3 0 0 3
MUS 110 Music Appreciation 3 0 0 3
MUS 112 Introduction to Jazz 3 0 0 3
PHI 215 Philosophical Issues 3 0 0 3
PHI 240 Introduction to Ethics 3 0 0 3
C. Social/Behavioral Sciences (3 SHC)
Select one course from the following
ECO 251 Prin of Microeconomics 3 0 0 3
ECO 252 Prin of Macroeconomics 3 0 0 3
HIS 111 World Civ I 3 0 0 3
HIS 112 World Civ II 3 0 0 3
HIS 131 American His I 3 0 0 3
HIS 132 American His II 3 0 0 3
POL 120 American Government 3 0 0 3
PSY 150 General Psychology 3 0 0 3
SOC 210 Intro to Sociology 3 0 0 3
D. Mathematics (8 SHC)
MAT 171 Precalculus Algebra 3 2 0 4
MAT 172 Precalculus Trigonometry 3 2 0 4
MAT 263 Brief Calculus 3 2 0 4
MAT 271 Calculus I 3 2 0 4
MAT 272 Calculus II 3 2 0 4
Natural Sciences (8 SHC)
AST 151 General Astronomy I and 3 0 0 3
AST 151A General Astronomy Lab I 0 2 0 1
BIO 110 Principles of Biology 3 3 0 4
BIO 111 General Biology I and 3 3 0 4
BIO 112 General Biology II 3 3 0 4
CHM 151 General Chem I and 3 3 0 4
CHM 152 General Chem II 3 3 0 4
GEL 111 Geology 3 2 0 4
PHY 110 Conceptual Physics and 3 0 0 3
PHY 110A Conceptual Physics Lab 0 2 0 1
PHY 151 College Physics I and 3 2 0 4
PHY 152 College Physics II 3 2 0 4
PHY 251 General Physics I and 3 3 0 4
PHY 252 General Physics II 3 3 0 4

Additional General Education Hours (14-15)
The following course is required:

Course Prefix, No. Title Class Lab Clinical Credit
SOC 225 Social Diversity 3 0 0 3

Select (11-12) SHC from the following:

Course Prefix, No. Title Class Lab Clinical Credit
ANT 210 Gen Anthropol 3 0 0 3
ANT 220 Cul Anthropol 3 0 0 3
ANT 221 Comp Cultures 3 0 0 3
ANT 230 Physical Anthropology 3 0 0 3
ANT 230A Physical Anthropology Lab 0 2 0 1
ART 111 Art Appreciation 3 0 0 3
ART 114 Art History Survey I 3 0 0 3
ART 115 Art History Survey II 3 0 0 3
ASL 111 Elementary ASL I 3 0 0 3
ASL 112 Elementary ASL II 3 0 0 3
AST 111 Descriptive Astronomy 3 0 0 3
AST 111A Descriptive Astronomy Lab 0 2 0 1
AST 151 General Astronomy I 3 0 0 3
AST 151A General Astronomy Lab I 0 2 0 1
BIO 110 Principles of Biology 3 3 0 4
BIO 111 General Biology I 3 3 0 4
BIO 112 General Biology II 3 3 0 4
BIO 120 Intro Botany 3 3 0 4
BIO 130 Intro Zoology 3 3 0 4
CHM 131 Intro to Chemistry 3 0 0 3
CHM 131A Intro to Chem Lab 0 3 0 1
CHM 132 Organic and Biochemistry 3 3 0 4
CHM 151 General Chem I 3 3 0 4
CHM 152 General Chem II 3 3 0 4
CIS 115 Intro Prog/Logic 2 2 0 3
COM 110 Intro to Communications 3 0 0 3
COM 120 Intro to Interpersonal Com 3 0 0 3
COM 231 Public Speaking 3 0 0 3
DRA 111 Theatre App 3 0 0 3
DRA 126 Story Telling 3 0 0 3
ECO 151 Survey of Econ 3 0 0 3
ECO 251 Prin of Microecon 3 0 0 3
ECO 252 Prin of Macroecon 3 0 0 3
ENG 114 Profess. Research & reporting 3 0 0 3
ENG 131 Intro to Lit 3 0 0 3
ENG 231 American Lit I 3 0 0 3
ENG 232 American Lit II 3 0 0 3
ENG 233 Major Amer Writ 3 0 0 3
ENG 241 British Lit I 3 0 0 3
ENG 242 British Lit II 3 0 0 3
ENG 261 World Lit I 3 0 0 3
ENG 262 World Lit II 3 0 0 3
FRE 111 Elem French I 3 0 0 3
FRE 112 Elem French II 3 0 0 3
GEL 111 Geology 3 2 0 4
GEL 120 Physical Geology 3 2 0 4
GEO 111 World Reg. Geo. 3 0 0 3
GEO 112 Cultural Geography 3 0 0 3
GEO 130 Gen Physical Geo 3 0 0 3
GER 111 Elem German I 3 0 0 3
GER 112 Elem German II 3 0 0 3
HIS 111 World Civ I 3 0 0 3
HIS 112 World Civ II 3 0 0 3
HIS 115 Intro to Global Hist 3 0 0 3
HIS 121 Western Civ I 3 0 0 3
HIS 122 Western Civ II 3 0 0 3
HIS 131 American History I 3 0 0 3
HIS 132 American History II 3 0 0 3
HUM 110 Technology & Society 3 0 0 3
HUM 115 Critical Thinking 3 0 0 3
HUM 120 Cultural Studies 3 0 0 3
HUM 121 The Nature of America 3 0 0 3
HUM 122 Southern Culture 3 0 0 3
HUM 130 Myth in Human Culture 3 0 0 3
HUM 160 Intro to Film 3 0 0 3
MAT 141 Math Concepts I 3 0 0 3
MAT 142 Math Concepts II 3 0 0 3
MAT 143 Quantitative Literacy 2 2 0 3
MAT 152 Statistical Methods I 3 2 0 4
MAT 171 Precalculus Algebra 3 2 0 4
MAT 172 Precalculus Trig 3 2 0 4
MAT 263 Brief Calculus 3 2 0 4
MAT 271 Calculus I 3 2 0 4
MAT 272 Calculus II 3 2 0 4
MUS 110 Music App 3 0 0 3
MUS 112 Intro to Jazz 3 0 0 3
MUS 113 American Music 3 0 0 3
MUS 210 History of Rock Music 3 0 0 3
MUS 211 History of Country Music 3 0 0 3
PHI 210 His of Phil 3 0 0 3
PHI 215 Phil Issues 3 0 0 3
PHI 240 Intro to Ethics 3 0 0 3
PHY 110 Conceptual Physics 3 0 0 3
PHY 110A Conceptual Physics 0 2 0 1
PHY 151 College Physics I 3 2 0 4
PHY 152 College Physics II 3 2 0 4
PHY 251 General Physic I 3 3 0 4
PHY 252 General Physics II 3 3 0 4
POL 110 Intro Pol Sci 3 0 0 3
POL 120 American Gov’t 3 0 0 3
POL 210 Comparative Gov’t 3 0 0 3
POL 220 International Rel 3 0 0 3
PSY 150 General Psychology 3 0 0 3
PSY 237 Social Psychology 3 0 0 3
PSY 241 Dev Psychology 3 0 0 3
PSY 281 Abnormal Psy 3 0 0 3
REL 110 World Religion 3 0 0 3
REL 111 Eastern Religions 3 0 0 3
REL 112 Western Religions 3 0 0 3
REL 211 Intro to Old Test 3 0 0 3
REL 212 Intro to New Test 3 0 0 3
REL 221 Religion in America 3 0 0 3
SOC 210 Intro to Soc 3 0 0 3
SOC 213 Sociology of the Family 3 0 0 3
SOC 220 Social Problems 3 0 0 3
SOC 230 Race and Ethnic Relations 3 0 0 3
SPA 111 Elem Spanish I 3 0 0 3
SPA 112 Elem Spanish II 3 0 0 3

II. Other Required Hours (15 SHC)

A. Education (14 SHC)
The following courses are required:

Course Prefix, No. Title Class Lab Clinical Credit
EDU 187 Teaching and Learning for All 3 3 0 4
EDU 216 Foundations of Education 3 0 0 3
EDU 279 Literacy Dev and Instruction 3 3 0 4
EDU 250 Teacher Licensure Prep 3 0 0 3

*Students who have completed Teacher Cadet or Teaching as a Profession courses in in high school with a B or better may substitute that course for EDU 187 Teaching and Learning for All.

B. Academic Transition (1 SHC)

        The following course is required:

Course Prefix, No. Title Class Lab Clinical Credit
ACA 122 College Transfer Success 0 2 0 1