General Studies, Teacher Education Specialization Elementary (K-6) AS
Associate of Science (AS)
This program is intended to provide the student with a general course of study that parallels the freshman and sophomore years at most colleges and universities and prepares the student for a baccalaureate degree program in K-6. Students who wish to complete this program will be required to pass the Praxis Core Academic Skills exams test prior to transferring to the four-year institution. Students should consult with their advisors to ensure that they select courses that best prepare them for the specific requirements of their intended transfer college or university. Note that special education, physical education, health, art and music education majors must follow a different curriculum as determined by each transfer institution. Specific elementary teacher education requirements vary at senior institutions, however, and students should consult with senior institutions for additional guidance regarding pre-teacher preparation.
Program Requirements and Special Conditions
Students must meet JTCC admission requirements. Students must also complete placement tests (or equivalent) in English and mathematics, and scores will be used for appropriate course placement. If students have deficiencies in English and/or mathematics, JTCC offers developmental and prerequisite courses to prepare students for the curriculum. Students who register in this program need to know which four-year college/university they plan to attend so they can select the most appropriate courses in areas where there are choices. New students should visit the Advising Center and returning students their faculty advisor for more information.
- Students are strongly encouraged to complete their SDV, ENG, and MTH requirements first.
- Students transferring to Virginia State University should take ITE 200. The computer literacy requirement also can be satisfied by other information technology courses and CLEP examinations.
- Students pursuing non-STEM majors (i.e. liberal arts, social sciences, communication, etc.) should take MTH 157 and MTH 170. Please note that students must consult with an advisor since math requirements of different majors vary by program and transfer institution.
- It is recommended that the HIS requirement include American history and world history. Students should consult with prospective four-year institutions.
- ECO 120 may be used as a standard course option for some colleges and universities. Please consult with your transfer institution.
- Two different science disciplines are recommended and are even required at some transfer institutions.
- The Humanities Elective requirement may be satisfied by completing an approved conceptual or applied humanities course. See web site (www.jtcc.edu/humanitieselectives) for a list of approved conceptual and applied humanities electives. Students should check with their transfer institutions about foreign language requirements.
- The social/behavioral sciences elective requirements can be satisfied by courses with the following prefixes: PSY (except PSY 100), SOC, ECO, GEO, PLS and HIS.
- Students should regularly meet with their faculty advisor and check their advisement report in MyTyler – SIS.
- Courses noted as Fall only or Spring only are based on historical trends and current planning and may change without notice.
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