Associate in Arts - Teacher Preparation

A QUICK INTRO

Few professions impact more lives over time than teachers. If you've been inspired to make a difference in others' lives, SCC is the perfect place to start your journey. This new pathway allows you to get at least 60 hours of college transfer courses that will be accepted by public universities throughout the state. 

 

WHAT YOU STUDY

Before teaching others, you'll become proficient in reading, writing, oral communication, fundamental mathematic skills and basic computer use. 

 

WHAT YOU CAN DO

Upon completing this degree at Southwestern, you can transfer to a four-year institution and pursue a bachelor's degree in teaching in a non-STEM major.

 

WHAT YOU CAN EARN

For more information about this field, including salary and career pathways, check out this link on our Career Coach assessment tool.

COURSE INFORMATION

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COURSE & HOUR REQUIREMENTS


ENGLISH / COMPOSITION - Universal General Education Transfer Component (UGETC) - 6 Semester Hour Credits required

Prefix No. Title Credit
ENG 111  Writing & Inquiry 3
ENG 112 Writing & Research in the Disciplines 3

 

HUMANITIES / FINE ARTS - 6 Semester Hours Credit required
Six (6) credit hours from the following. 

ART 111 Art Appreciation 3
ART 114 Art History Survey I 3
ART 115 Art History Survey II 3
ENG 231 American Literature I 3
ENG 232 American Literature II 3
ENG 241 British Literature I 3
ENG 242 British Literature II 3
MUS 110 Music Appreciation 3
MUS 112 Introduction to Jazz 3
PHI 215 Philosophical Issues 3
PHI 240 Introduction to Ethics 3
Choose 3 credits from the following:  
COM 120 Intro to Interpersonal Communication 3
COM 231 Public Speaking 3

 

SOCIAL / BEHAVIORAL SCIENCE -  6 Semester Hour Credits required
Select six (6) credit hours from at least two different disciplines: 

ECO 251 Principles of Microeconomics 3
ECO 252 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
HIS 111 World Civilizations I 3
HIS 112 World Civilizations II 3
HIS 131 American History I 3
HIS 132 American History II 3
POL 120 American Government 3
PSY 150 General Psychology 3
SOC 210 Introduction to Sociology 3

 

NATURAL SCIENCE - UGETC - (4) Semester Hour Credits required
Select 4 credit hours from the following:

AST 111 Descriptive Astronomy 3
AST 111A Descriptive Astronomy Lab 1
BIO 110 Principles of Biology* 4
BIO 111 General Biology I* 4
CHM 151 General Chemistry I 4
PHY 110 Conceptual Physics 3
PHY 110A Conceptual Physics Lab 1

*Students may not apply both BIO 110 and BIO 111 towards completion of Arts and Sciences Natural Science requirement.

 

Mathematics - UGETC - (7) Semester Hour Credits
Required:

MAT 143 Quantitative Literacy 3
MAT 152 Statistical Methods I 4
MAT 171 Precalculus Algebra 4

 

Required Courses:

ACA 122 College Transfer Success 1
SOC 225 Social Diversity 3

 

Required Education Courses:

EDU 187* Teaching and Learning for All 4
EDU 216 Foundations of Education 3
EDU 250 Teacher Licensure Preparation 3
EDU 279 Literacy Development and Instruction 4

*Students who have completed Teacher Cadet or Teaching as a Profession courses in high school with a B or better may substitute that course for EDU 187 Teaching and Learning for All.

 

Choose 14 Additional hours of transferrable courses focused on future major and closely related areas. Students should check physical education/health and foreign language requirements at the university they plan to attend.

ART 111 Art Appreciation 3
ART 114 Art History Survey I 3
ART 115 Art History Survey II 3
AST 111 Descriptive Astronomy 3
AST 111A Descriptive Astronomy Lab 1
BIO 110 Principles of Biology 4
BIO 111 General Biology I* 4
BIO 112 General Biology II 4
BIO 120 Introductory Botany 4
BIO 130 Introductory Zoology 4
CHM 131 Introduction to Chemistry 3
CHM 131A Introduction to Chemistry Lab 1
CHM 151 General Chemistry I 4
CHM 152 General Chemistry II 4
COM 120 Intro to Interpersonal Communication 3
COM 140 Intro to Intercultural Communication 3
COM 231 Public Speaking 3
ECO 251 Principles of Microeconomics 3
ECO 252 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
ENG 231 American Literature I 3
ENG 232 American Literature II 3
ENG 241 British Literature I 3
ENG 242 British Literature II 3
GER 111 Elementary German I 3
GER 112 Elementary German II 3
GER 181 German Lab I 1
GER 182 German Lab II 1
HIS 111 World Civilizations I 3
HIS 112 World Civilizations II 3
HIS 131 American History I 3
HIS 132 American History II  3
HUM 121 The Nature of America  3
HUM 122 Southern Culture 3
HUM 130 Myth in Human Culture 3
HUM 160 Introduction to Film 3
MAT 141 Mathematical Concepts I 3
MAT 142 Mathematical Concepts II 3
MAT 143 Quantitative Literacy 3
MAT 152 Statistical Methods I 4
MAT 171 Precalculus Algebra  4
MAT 172 Precalculus Trigonometry 4
MAT 271 Calculus I  4
MUS 110 Music Appreciation 3
MUS 112 Introduction to Jazz 3
PHI 215 Philosophical Issues 3
PHI 240 Introduction to Ethics 3
PHY 110 Conceptual Physics 3
PHY 110A Conceptual Physics Lab 1
PHY 151 College Physics I  4
PHY 152 College Physics II 4
POL 120 American Government  3
PSY 150 General Psychology 3
PSY 237 Social Psychology 3
PSY 241 Developmental Psychology  3
PSY 281 Abnormal Psychology 3
SOC 210 Introduction to Sociology 3
SOC 213 Sociology of the Family 3
SPA 111 Elementary Spanish I 3
SPA 112 Elementary Spanish II 3
SPA 211 Intermediate Spanish I  3
SPA 212 Intermediate Spanish II 3

NOTES:If all requirements excluding electives, for the AA degree are met, the student has satisfied general education requirements for in-state public universities through the North Carolina Comprehensive Articulation Agreement. Consult with your advisor about courses directly applicable to your future major as you choose electives to complete the Associate in Arts degree.

 

 

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Dean of Arts & Sciences
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High School Partnership Coordinator

Source URL: https://www.southwesterncc.edu/arts-sciences/associate-arts-teacher-preparation