May 28, 2024  

Education AA&S

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These programs are intended for transfer purposes. It is important that any student interested in transferring to a four-year college or university consult with his/her academic advisor.

Award: Associate of Arts and Sciences

Length: Four-Semester (Two-Year) Program

Purpose: The College and University Transfer program is designed for students who plan to complete a baccalaureate degree program at a four-year college or university, or who are not yet prepared to select a definite career objective.

Admission Requirements: The student must meet the entrance requirements established by the college. Students are urged to check the mathematics requirements of the four-year college or university to determine the proper mathematics course to be taken at the community college. In addition, they should contact the appropriate four-year institution to determine the transferability of elective courses.

Program Requirements: Specific courses required for the Associate of Arts and Sciences degree are intended to provide a balanced foundation in liberal education.

Notes: Although a course fulfills a requirement for an NRCC program, it is possible the course will not fulfill a requirement at a four-year institution. Students should confirm math and psychology requirements at four-year transfer institution. Students who plan to transfer need to determine the four-year institution’s requirements prior to course selection. General transfer information is available at

Four-Semester (Two Year) Program

VCCS Pre-Teacher Education Curriculum for Elementary PK-6, Middle Education 6-8, Special Education Only*

Total: 16 credits

Total: 15 credits

Total: 16 credits

Total: 13 - 14 credits

Total Minimum Credits: 60 - 61


Students in the teacher education program need to consult with their transfer institution concerning all requirements, including the VCLA & PRAXIS I exams for teacher certification. Students should take these exams prior to transfer. Most institutions require a 2.75 GPA for entry into junior level classes. General transfer information is available on NRCC’s website at

Students planning to teach at the secondary level (6th - 12th) must major in the academic subject they plan to teach (i.e. English, Science) and should follow the NRCC transfer degree most applicable to that major.

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