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Transfer Programs
Degree: 
Associate of Arts and Sciences with a major in Education
Length: 
Four-semester (two-year) program
Purpose: 

The Associate of Arts and Sciences Degree in Education is designed for persons who plan to transfer to a four-year college or university to complete a baccalaureate degree preparing them to teach at the elementary or middle-school levels.

Admission Requirements:

In addition to the admission requirements established for the college, entry into the Education program requires competency in English and Math Essentials MTE 1-5 as demonstrated through the placement and diagnostic tests, or by satisfactorily completing the required MTE units or equivalent.

Program Requirements:

The Associate of Arts and Sciences program in Education is designed for persons who plan to transfer to a four-year college or university to complete a baccalaureate degree program that leads to teacher licensure. This program is designed to meet General Education requirements for transfer to a 4-year college or university. Students are urged to become acquainted with the requirements of the teacher education program at the college or university to which transfer is contemplated and to regularly consult with his/her community college advisor in planning their program and selecting electives. Students should successfully complete all community college courses meeting the grade requirement of “C.”  Note the guaranteed admission and articulation agreements referenced in the WCC Catalog apply only to students who complete the Associate Degree.

The following list is a suggested sequence in which students may plan their class schedules to ensure graduation in two years.  

Course Sequence: 
Course Number Course Title Lect. Hrs. Lab Hrs. Course Cr.
First Semester
ENG 111 College Composition I 3 0 3
HIS 121/122 U.S. History 3 0 3
MTH 1511 Mathematics for Liberal Arts I 3 0 3
SDV 101 Orientation To Teaching 1 0 1
Elective2 Lab Science 3 3 4
Suggested Credits & Hours for Semester 13 3 14
Second Semester
ENG 112 College Composition II 3 0 3
ECO 201 Principles of Macroeconomics 3 0 3
MTH 1521 Mathematics for Liberal Arts 3 0 3
Elective2 Lab Science 3 3 4
Elective3 Humanities 3 0 3
Suggested Credits & Hours for Semester 15 3 16
Third Semester
EDU 200 Introduction to Teaching as a Profession 3 0 3
CST 110 Introduction to Communication 3 0 3
History 101/102 History of Western Civilization 3 0 3
Elective4 Literature 3 0 3
Elective5 Transfer Elective 3 0 3
Suggested Credits & Hours for Semester 15 0 15
Fourth Semester
Elective4 Literature 3 0 3
HLT/PED Health or Physical Education 1 0 1
PLS 211/212
US Government 3 0 3
GEO 210/220
Cultural or World Geography 3 0 3
Elective5 Transfer Elective 3 0 3
ITE 115 Intro to Computer Applications & Concepts 3 0 3
Suggested Credits & Hours for Semester 16 0 16
Total Minimum Credits Required for this Curriculum 60

1Students are advised to take either MTH 151 & 152 or 163 and 157. Math may be chosen from the Math General Electives in the WCC Catalog. Check with advisor and transfer instituion advisor.
2Courses may be chosen from the following: BIO 101, 102 or CHM 111,112. Courses may be selected from Science General Electives in the WCC Catalog.  Check with advisor and transfer instituion advisor.
3Transfer Humanities may be chosen from the Humanities General Electives in the WCC Catalog.  ART 101 and/or PHI 101 or 220 recommended. Check with advisor and transfer instituion advisor.
4Courses may be chosen from the Literature General Electives in the WCC Catalog.
5Transfer Electives may be chosen from the Transfer Humanities Electives in the WCC Catalog. For General Education certificate completion, select from Humanities General Electives.  Check with advisor and transfer instituion advisor.

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