Apr 14, 2024  

Education AA&S

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. The AA&S Education degree provides the first two years of a guided pathway for students interested in transferring to a four-year college or university and entering the teaching profession.

Transfer Virginia: This degree is aligned with the Transfer Virginia common curriculum for education. Students are strongly encouraged to consult their academic advisor and review program options using the Transfer Virginia Portal, https://www.transfervirginia.org.

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 www.nr.edu/transfer/.

Four-Semester (Two Year) Program

Total: 16 credits

Total: 15 credits

Total: 16 credits

Fourth Semester (Spring)

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 http://www.nr.edu/transfer.

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.