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Teacher Preparation (College Transfer)

Teacher Preparation LogoAre you interested in a career as an elementary, middle, or high school teacher? If so, our Teacher Preparation program is the perfect place to start! In these associate degree programs, you will be able to take the first two years of college classes locally (and more affordably!) before transferring to a four-year college or university to complete a bachelor's degree in education.

We have two Teacher Preparation pathways to choose from. Depending on your interest and with input from your advisor, we’ll help you choose the pathway that best fits your goals. Our pathways are:

  • Our Associate in Arts in Teacher Preparation degree is geared towards preparing you to teach in the areas of English, social studies, art, history, foreign Languages, and related subjects.
  • Our Associate in Science in Teacher Preparation degree is geared towards preparing you to teach in the areas of science, math, technology, engineering, and related subjects. 

Thanks to agreements with the University of North Carolina System and some private colleges and universities in North Carolina, if you graduate from our Teacher Preparation program, you will be able to transfer to the four-year college or university as a junior. Keep in mind that to transfer with a junior status, you must obtain a grade of “C” or better in each course and have an overall GPA of at least 2.7 on a 4.0 scale.

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Courses for this A.A. degree program are offered day, evening, online and/or hybrid.

Within the 60 – 61 hours of coursework required for the degree is a 30-hour universal general education transfer component (UGETC) with courses in English Composition, Humanities/Fine Arts, Social/Behavioral Sciences and Natural Sciences/Mathematics. Because many colleges and universities differ in their admission requirements, you should contact the schools of your choice to learn about specific admissions requirements.

Before completing the UGETC, your transcript will be evaluated on a course-by-course basis by the receiving institution. If you plan to transfer to a college or university that does not endorse the CAA or ICAA, we recommend consulting the personnel at that institution to confirm that your credits will transfer. The UGETC courses are listed below, grouped by their specific discipline area.

Course Selection

You should consult your academic advisor and your transfer institution for assistance with course selection. There are certain requirements that must be met. These include:

  • ACA 122
  • ENG 111 and ENG 112
  • Nine hours are required within the Humanities/Fine Arts area, and courses must come from two different prefixes.
  • Six hours are required within the Social/Behavioral Sciences area, and courses must come from two different prefixes.
  • One course is required within the Mathematics area.
  • One course is required within the Natural Sciences area.
  • Four courses are required in the Education area.
  • You must meet the prerequisites to take certain courses. Developmental Studies courses are available for those who need them.

Universal General Education Transfer Component Courses (UGETC) (31-32 Semester Hours Credit Required)

  • English Composition (6 Semester Hours Credit Required)
    • ENG 111 - Writing and Inquiry (3 SHC)
    • ENG 112 - Writing/Research in the Disc (3 SHC)

  • Humanities/Fine Arts (9 Semester Hours Credit Required)
    Select 3 courses from at least 2 different prefixes.
    • ART 111 - Art Appreciation (3 SHC)
    • ART 114 - Art History Survey I (3 SHC)
    • ART 115 - Art History Survey II (3 SHC)
    • COM 231 - Public Speaking (3 SHC)
    • DRA 111 - Theater Appreciation (3 SHC)
    • ENG 231 - American Literature I (3 SHC)
    • ENG 232 - American Literature II (3 SHC)
    • ENG 241 - British Literature I (3 SHC)
    • ENG 242 - British Literature II (3 SHC)
    • MUS 110 - Music Appreciation (3 SHC)
    • PHI 215 - Philosophical Issues (3 SHC)
    • PHI 240 - Introduction to Ethics (3 SHC)

  • Social/Behavioral Sciences (6 Semester Hours Credit Required)
    Select 3 courses from at least 2 different prefixes.
    • ECO 251 - Prin of Microeconomics (3 SHC)
    • ECO 252 - Prin of Macroeconomics (3 SHC)
    • HIS 111 - World Civilizations I (3 SHC)
    • HIS 112 - World Civilizations II (3 SHC)
    • HIS 131 - American History I (3 SHC)
    • HIS 132 - American History II (3 SHC)
    • POL 120 - American Government (3 SHC)
    • PSY 150 - General Psychology (3 SHC)
    • SOC 210 - Introduction to Sociology (3 SHC)

  • Natural Sciences (4 Semester Hours Credit Required)
    • BIO 110* - Principles of Biology (4 SHC)
    • BIO 111 - General Biology I (4 SHC)
    • CHM 151 - General Chemistry I (4 SHC)
    • GEL 111 - Introductory Geology (4 SHC)
    • PHY 110^ - Conceptual Physics (3 SHC)
    • PHY 110A^ - Conceptual Physics Lab (1 SHC)
      * preferred BIO
      ^ must take both PHY courses
  • Mathematics (3-4 Semester Hours Credit Required)
    Select 1 course.
    • MAT 143 - Quantitative Literacy (3 SHC)
    • MAT 152 - Statistical Methods I (4 SHC)
    • MAT 171 - Precalculus Algebra (4 SHC)

General Education (13-14 Semester Hours Credit Required)

  • SOC 225 - Social Diversity (Required) (3 SHC)

Select 13-14 semester hours credit from any courses listed here or above.
Courses should be selected based on your intended major and transfer university.

  • BIO 112 - General Biology II (4 SHC)
  • CHM 152 - General Chemistry II (4 SHC)
  • CIS 110 - Introduction to Computers (3 SHC)
  • CIS 115 - Intro to Programming & Logic (3 SHC)
  • COM 110 - Intro to Communication (3 SHC)
  • ENG 114 - Prof Research & Reporting (3 SHC)
  • GEO 111 - World Regional Geography (3 SHC)
  • HUM 110 - Technology and Society (3 SHC)
  • HUM 115 - Critical Thinking (3 SHC)
  • HUM 130 - Myth in Human Culture (3 SHC)
  • MAT 172 - Precalculus Trigonometry (4 SHC)
  • MAT 263 - Brief Calculus (4 SHC)
  • MAT 271 - Calculus I (4 SHC)
  • MAT 272 - Calculus II (4 SHC)
  • PHY 151 - College Physics I (4 SHC)
  • PHY 152 - College Physics II (4 SHC)
  • PSY 241 - Developmental Psychology (3 SHC)
  • PSY 281 - Abnormal Psychology (3 SHC)
  • REL 110 - World Religions (3 SHC)
  • REL 212 - Intro to New Testament (3 SHC)
  • REL 221 - Religion in America (3 SHC)
  • SOC 213 - Sociology of the Family (3 SHC)
  • SPA 111 - Elementary Spanish I (3 SHC)
  • SPA 112 - Elementary Spanish II (3 SHC)
  • SPA 211 - Intermediate Spanish I (3 SHC)
  • SPA 212 - Intermediate Spanish II (3 SHC)

Other Requirements (15 Semester Hours Credit Required)

  • ACA 122 - College Transfer Success (Required) (1 SHC)
  • EDU 187* - Teaching and Learning for All (4 SHC)
  • EDU 216 - Foundations of Education (3 SHC)
  • EDU 250 - Teacher Licensure Preparation (3 SHC)
  • EDU 279 - Literacy Development and Instruction (4 SHC)

Follow the Associate in Arts in Teacher Preparation worksheet as a guideline for planning your classes.

*Students who have completed Teacher Cadet or Teaching as a Profession courses in in high schoolwith a B or better may substitute that course for EDU 187 Teaching and Learning for All. High schoolfaculty must meet transfer level qualifications as established by SACSCOC or other accrediting body.

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Courses for this A.S. degree program are offered day, evening, online and/or hybrid.

Within the 60 – 61 hours of coursework required for the degree is a 30-hour universal general education transfer component (UGETC) with courses in English Composition, Humanities/Fine Arts, Social/Behavioral Sciences and Natural Sciences/Mathematics. Because many colleges and universities differ in their admission requirements, you should contact the schools of your choice to learn about specific admissions requirements.

Before completing the UGETC, your transcript will be evaluated on a course-by-course basis by the receiving institution. If you plan to transfer to a college or university that does not endorse the CAA or ICAA, we recommend consulting the personnel at that institution to confirm that your credits will transfer. The UGETC courses are listed below, grouped by their specific discipline area.

Course Selection

Students should consult their academic advisor and their transfer institution for assistance with course selection. There are certain requirements that must be met. These include the following:

  • ACA 122 is required for the degree.
  • ENG 111 and ENG 112 are required.
  • Within the Humanities/Fine Arts area, 6 hours are required, and courses must come from 2 different prefixes.
  • Within the Social/Behavioral Sciences area, 6 hours are required, and courses must come from 2 different prefixes.
  • Within the Natural Sciences area, 8 hours are required. Students who take BIO 111, CHM 151, PHY 151 are required to take the second course of that prefix (BIO 112, CHM 152, PHY 152) to satisfy the UGETC science requirement.
  • Within the Mathematics area, 8 hours are required to satisfy the UGETC mathematics requirement. These courses include MAT 171, MAT 263, MAT 172, MAT 271, and MAT 272.
  • Four courses are required in the Education area.
  • Students must meet the prerequisites to take certain courses. Developmental Studies courses are available for those who need them.

Universal General Education Transfer Component Courses (UGETC) (34 Semester Hours Credit Required)

  • English Composition (6 Semester Hours Credit Required)
    • ENG 111 - Writing and Inquiry (3 SHC)
    • ENG 112 - Writing/Research in the Disc (3 SHC)
  • Humanities/Fine Arts (6 Semester Hours Credit Required)
    Select 3 courses from at least 2 different prefixes.
    • ART 111 - Art Appreciation (3 SHC)
    • ART 114 - Art History Survey I (3 SHC)
    • ART 115 - Art History Survey II (3 SHC)
    • COM 231 - Public Speaking (3 SHC)
    • DRA 111 - Theater Appreciation (3 SHC)
    • ENG 231 - American Literature I (3 SHC)
    • ENG 232 - American Literature II (3 SHC)
    • ENG 241 - British Literature I (3 SHC)
    • ENG 242 - British Literature II (3 SHC)
    • MUS 110 - Music Appreciation (3 SHC)
    • PHI 215 - Philosophical Issues (3 SHC)
    • PHI 240 - Introduction to Ethics (3 SHC)

  • Social/Behavioral Sciences (3 Semester Hours Credit Required)
    Select 1 course.
    • ECO 251 - Prin of Microeconomics (3 SHC)
    • ECO 252 - Prin of Macroeconomics (3 SHC)
    • HIS 111 - World Civilizations I (3 SHC)
    • HIS 112 - World Civilizations II (3 SHC)
    • HIS 131 - American History I (3 SHC)
    • HIS 132 - American History II (3 SHC)
    • POL 120 - American Government (3 SHC)
    • PSY 150 - General Psychology (3 SHC)
    • SOC 210 - Introduction to Sociology (3 SHC)

  • Natural Sciences (8 Semester Hours Credit Required)
    • BIO 110 - Principles of Biology (4 SHC)
    • BIO 111* - General Biology I (4 SHC)
    • BIO 112* - General Biology II (4 SHC)
    • CHM 151* - General Chemistry I (4 SHC)
    • CHM 152* - General Chemistry II (4 SHC)
    • GEL 111 - Introductory Geology (4 SHC)
    • PHY 110^ - Conceptual Physics (3 SHC)
    • PHY 110A^ - Conceptual Physics Lab (1 SHC)
    • PHY 151* - College Physics I (4 SHC)
    • PHY 152* - College Physics II (4 SHC)
      * must take both courses
      ^ co-requisites; take together

  • Mathematics (8 Semester Hours Credit Required)
    Select 2 courses from the following.
    • MAT 171 - Precalculus Algebra (4 SHC)
    • MAT 172 - Precalculus Trigonometry (4 SHC)
    • MAT 263 - Brief Calculus (4 SHC)
    • MAT 271 - Calculus I (4 SHC)
    • MAT 272 - Calculus II (4 SHC)

General Education (11 Semester Hours Credit Required)

  • SOC 225 - Social Diversity (Required) (3 SHC)

Select 11 semester hours credit from any courses listed here or above.
Courses should be selected based on your intended major and transfer university.

  • CIS 110 - Introduction to Computers (3 SHC)
  • CIS 115 - Intro to Programming & Logic (3 SHC)
  • COM 110 - Intro to Communication (3 SHC)
  • ENG 114 - Prof Research & Reporting (3 SHC)
  • GEO 111 - World Regional Geography (3 SHC)
  • HUM 110 - Technology and Society (3 SHC)
  • HUM 115 - Critical Thinking (3 SHC)
  • HUM 130 - Myth in Human Culture (3 SHC)
  • MAT 143 - Quantitative Literacy (3 SHC)
  • MAT 152 - Statistical Methods I (4 SHC)
  • PSY 241 - Developmental Psychology (3 SHC)
  • PSY 281 - Abnormal Psychology (3 SHC)
  • REL 110 - World Religions (3 SHC)
  • REL 212 - Intro to New Testament (3 SHC)
  • REL 221 - Religion in America (3 SHC)
  • SOC 213 - Sociology of the Family (3 SHC)
  • SPA 111 - Elementary Spanish I (3 SHC)
  • SPA 112 - Elementary Spanish II (3 SHC)
  • SPA 211 - Intermediate Spanish I (3 SHC)
  • SPA 212 - Intermediate Spanish II (3 SHC)

 Other Requirements (15 Semester Hours Credit Required)

  • ACA 122 - College Transfer Success (Required) (1 SHC)
  • EDU 187* - Teaching and Learning for All (4 SHC)
  • EDU 216 - Foundations of Education (3 SHC)
  • EDU 250 - Teacher Licensure Preparation (3 SHC)
  • EDU 279 - Literacy Development and Instruction (4 SHC)

Follow the Associate in Science in Teacher Preparation worksheet as a guideline for planning your classes.

*Students who have completed Teacher Cadet or Teaching as a Profession courses in in high schoolwith a B or better may substitute that course for EDU 187 Teaching and Learning for All. High schoolfaculty must meet transfer level qualifications as established by SACSCOC or other accrediting body.

Associate in Arts and Associate in Science in Teacher Preparation degree students will be able to use information literacy and communication skills to:
  • ILC1. Express ideas clearly and logically through oral presentation
  • ILC2. Compose well-written documents using standard written English
  • ILC3. Comprehend college-level readings 
  • ILC4. Locate and evaluate information  
AS degree students will be able to use critical thinking to:
  • CT1. Demonstrate problem-solving skills
  • CT2. Draw valid inferences through the analysis of information 

The Associate in Arts and Associate in Science in Teacher Preparation programs offer degrees designed to facilitate your expansion of general knowledge and preparation for further education at a senior higher education institution. You are required to demonstrate proficiency in certain functions to progress through the program. The essential functions include:

  1. Critical Thinking: critical thinking ability sufficient to gather relevant information, interpret data, recognize problems and use a process to make informed, independent decisions that show good judgment.
  2. Communication Skills: speak and write English; listen and comprehend written and spoken words and communicate information and ideas so others will understand.
  3. Mobility: mobility that is appropriate for a classroom setting is needed. For example, a student should be mobile enough to sit and repeatedly stand in a classroom setting.
  4. Motor Skills: motor skills sufficient to be able to sit for extended periods.
  5. Manual Dexterity: manual dexterity sufficient for computer work/keyboarding.
  6. Hearing: ability to hear sounds at a close range (within a few feet of the observer). For example, a student should be able to hear and respond to an instructor or other students in a classroom.
  7. Visual: the ability to see with normal or corrected vision and tolerate working indoors in artificial light and the glare of computer screens.
  8. Tactile: the ability to perform physical activities that require the use of hands and arms. For example, students should possess the finger and manual dexterity necessary to manipulate computers and other office equipment.
  9. Cognitive: ability to use logic and reason; attention to detail; and short-term and long-term memory skills. For example, students should possess the ability to remember a concept covered in a class in a previous week of a semester.
  10. Listening: listening skills sufficient to give full attention to what other people are saying, take time to understand conversation points, ask questions as appropriate and no interruptions at inappropriate times. For example, students should be able to have appropriate interactions with faculty and peers.

EXAMPLES ARE NOT ALL-INCLUSIVE.
Randolph Community College is an ADA-compliant institution. The College does not discriminate on the basis of disability in the admissions process or in access to its programs, services and/or activities for qualified individuals who meet essential eligibility requirements. The College will provide reasonable accommodations for documented disabilities of individuals who are eligible to receive or participate in college programs, services and/or activities. Student Services provides a disability counselor to assist students in requesting disability-related accommodations. If a student believes that he/she cannot meet one or more of the essential functions without accommodations, the student is encouraged to disclose the disability to the disability counselor as soon as possible. Students must certify the ability to meet essential functions of the curriculum by a signed statement when they begin the program.

Contact Us!

Interested in learning more about the Associate in Arts or Associate in Science Teacher Preparation (College Transfer) programs? We're here to help!

Dean Beck
Student Services Counselor
gdbeck@randolph.edu
336-633-0265