Teacher Education Specialization
|Associate of Science Degree||AL, AN, LO, MA, WO, ELI|
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 or special education. (Please be aware that in some counties grades 5 & 6 are considered middle school.)
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 CORE exam. Students are strongly encouraged to take the Praxis CORE exam shortly after completing their English composition and math requirements. The student, working directly with an NOVA Teacher Education Specialization Advisor/Counselor, must complete a Transfer Letter of Agreement.
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 ENG 125 may be substituted with the advice of a counselor or faculty advisor according to requirements of transfer institutions.
3 The English literature elective may be chosen from ENG 241, 242, 243, 244, 251, or 252.
4 The general elective should be selected based upon the requirements of the senior institution to which the student plans to transfer. Courses must be chosen from the list of approved electives under General Education Electives. 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.
5 The humanities/fine arts elective may be chosen from ART 101, ART 102, ART 105, MUS 121 or MUS 122.
***Please be aware that there are NO course substitutions allowed within this program. ALL coursework is specific and MUST be completed to earn this degree.