Dec 07, 2022  
PVCC 2022-2023 College Catalog 
PVCC 2022-2023 College Catalog

Education (AS)

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Associate of Science Degree
Code: 625
Transfer Program

Purpose: This degree is designed for students who plan to transfer to a four-year institution to complete a baccalaureate degree program in education.

Program Information: The world of modern education demands that its teachers and staff be knowledgeable both in their teaching field and in general education. Thus, this curriculum requires courses in the humanities, natural sciences, mathematics, social sciences, and health and physical education in addition to general course work usually required in the first two years of a baccalaureate teacher education curriculum. Students are urged to become familiar with the requirements of a major department in the college or university to which transfer is contemplated.

Transfer Information: PVCC has guaranteed transfer agreements with top colleges and universities that guarantee admission to PVCC graduates who meet specific academic transfer criteria.

Students are encouraged to check the mathematics requirement of the four-year institution to which transfer is planned to determine the proper mathematics courses to take at PVCC. Upon satisfactory completion of the four-semester program, the graduate will be awarded the associate of science in education degree.

Students who wish to transfer to the Curry School of Education at the University of Virginia should review the Education - UVA Track page. This track is designed for students who plan to complete a baccalaureate degree in Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, or Special Education and enter the teaching field.

Although a course fulfills a requirement for a PVCC program, it is possible the course will not fulfill a requirement at a four-year institution. Students who plan to transfer need to be aware of the four-year institution’s requirements.

Graduation Requirements: Students entering all degree programs are required to take one Writing Intensive Course (WIC), which has a prerequisite of ENG 111  and ENG 112 , in order to graduate. Approved WICs are specified with a “WI” section designation.

Students in all degree programs are required to take at least one Civic Engagement (CE) course to graduate.

Total minimum credits: 62

A list of courses that fulfills the requirements for Humanities, Mathematics, Science w/Laboratory and Social Science Electives can be found on the Transfer Course Electives  page. Students should choose their Lab Science based on their intended transfer college or university and should check with their transfer advisor for the appropriate math courses and sequencing for your transfer institution.

Transfer Electives: one course must be selected from the following options: ENG 225  ENG 245  ENG 246  ENG 250  ENG 255  or ENG 258  and the other can be selected from the Transfer Course Electives  page.

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