Associate in Science in Teacher Preparation (University Transfer)

Contact(s): John Bowman, Elizabeth Lackey, Casey Covington

Stanly Community College’s transfer degrees offer an economical and efficient way to work towards a bachelor’s degree. The Associate in Science Teacher Preparation (A1040T) degree is a good choice for future educators who are interested in teaching K-12 in STEM fields like math, science, or technical processes (like computer science). The degree includes education-specific courses while covering all general education requirements for University Transfer.

UNC-system universities (and most private colleges and universities) will accept the completed ASTP degree as a package, which will waive the undergraduate general education requirements and allow the student to start with junior status.

Courses identified as Universal General Education Transfer Component courses (UGETC) will transfer to the UNC-system universities and receive course-for-course credit (provided students earn a C or better in these courses). Other courses marked for transfer may receive general education or elective credit. So long as the entire degree is completed, the courses in the AATP will transfer under the articulation agreement with North Carolina public institutions and under agreements with many private institutions. Some SCC courses may not meet general education core requirements if taken outside the degree path. Therefore, students should work closely with their success coaches when registering for courses and planning their futures.

If a student has an Associate in Science Teacher Preparation (ASTP) degree, at least a 2.7 grade point average, and a C or better in all transfer courses, he or she will be considered for transfer by the senior institution. The student must still meet the requirements for the receiving institutions admissions as set forth by state statute.

Associate in Science in Teacher Preparation - A1040T

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Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallCredit Hours
ACA 122 College Transfer Success 1
ENG 111 Writing and Inquiry 3
EDU 187 Teaching and Learning for All 4
Natural Science requirement 4
Math requirement 4
 Credit Hours16
Spring
ENG 112 Writing and Research in the Disciplines 3
EDU 216 Foundations of Education 3
Natural Science requirement 4
Math requirement 4
 Credit Hours14
Second Year
Fall
EDU 250 Teacher Licensure Preparation 3
Communications requirement 3
Social Science elective 3
Gen Ed elective 6
 Credit Hours15
Spring
SOC 225 Social Diversity 3
EDU 279 Literacy Development and Instruction 4
Gen Ed elective 6
Humanities elective 3
 Credit Hours16
 Total Credit Hours61

Associate in Science in Teacher Preparation - CCP

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallCredit Hours
ACA 122 College Transfer Success 1
ENG 111 Writing and Inquiry 3
EDU 187 Teaching and Learning for All 4
 Credit Hours8
Spring
ENG 112 Writing and Research in the Disciplines 3
Math requirement 4
Social Science requirement 3
 Credit Hours10
Summer
Humanities requirement 3
 Credit Hours3
Second Year
Fall
EDU 216 Foundations of Education 3
Communications requirement 3
Natural Science requirement 4
 Credit Hours10
Spring
SOC 225 Social Diversity 3
Natural Science requirement 4
Math requirement 4
 Credit Hours11
 Total Credit Hours42

The Associate in Science Teacher Preparation (AATP) degree is a good choice for students who are interested in teaching K-12 in a STEM field and who plan to move on to a 4-year institution to complete their teaching credentials. The program concentrates upon education offerings and on courses in mathematics and the sciences. Students will take 45 hours of courses tied to general education requirements, 14 hours of courses tied to education, and one hour tied to academic transition (60-61 in total).

The College faculty and success coach staff will work closely with students to plan their transfer programs. The program is designed to transfer to most private colleges and all colleges in the University of North Carolina System (senior institutions). Some SCC courses may not meet general education core requirements. Therefore, students should work closely with their success coaches when registering for courses and planning their futures. If a student has an Associate in Science Teacher Preparation (ASTP) degree and at least a 2.7 grade point average, he or she will be considered for transfer by the senior institution.