Associate of Science Degree
Purpose: Students who wish to attend JMU for licensure programs in Early Childhood Pre K-3, Elementary Pre K-6, Middle School 6-8, Secondary, and Special Education K-12 may participate in a special articulation agreement.
Admission Requirements: In addition to admission to the College, upon entry to PVCC, students must meet with an advisor to sign an RTEA Intent Form, which certifies that they intend to transfer to JMU and enroll after completing the two-year RTEA Education Option. These students must follow the curriculum described below and observe the timeline that outlines the tasks that must be done by students, PVCC, and the JMU Education Support Center and JMU program coordinator. Students will receive copies of the Intent form, the timeline, and the JMU RTEA Education Option curriculum sheet when they enroll. Students who participate must graduate with the Associate of Science, Major in Education, RTEA Option with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00 on a four-point scale. The dean of the Division of Humanities, Fine Arts and Social Sciences has responsibility for the oversight of this option. Please contact the Admissions and Advising Center at PVCC to discuss the requirements of this agreement with a transfer advisor.
Graduation Requirement: Students entering all degree programs are required to take on Writing Intensive Course, which has a prerequisite of ENG 111 and ENG 112 , in order to graduate. Approved Writing Intensive Courses are specified with a “WI” section designation. 2. Beginning in Fall 2020, students in all degree programs are required to take at least one Civic Engagement course to graduate.