NC A&T State University

2+2 Elementary Education Program

What is a 2 + 2 Program?
A 2+2 Program is a college transfer program wherein a student attends an institution of higher learning for the initial two years of a college career, and then attends another institution for the latter two years. After successfully completing all four years following the prescribed curriculum guide, the student will earn the appropriate degree. In this program students will earn the A.A. degree at Alamance Community College and then transfer to N.C. A&T State University as a junior in the School of Education for the final two years of coursework for the Bachelor of Science Degree.*

What are the requirements at ACC?
Students should complete a minimum of 60 credit hours at ACC prior to transferring to N.C. A&T State University. There is a specific curriculum of courses in the agreement so it is very important that students meet with an advisor in this program to insure that the courses selected are the prescribed courses. Students will have a concentration in either global studies or math and science. Students must also gain First Aid certification and pass the PRAXIS Core test before being admitted to the School of Education at N.C. A&T State University.

What is PRAXIS?
PRAXIS Core is an assessment exam for persons preparing to enter a Teacher Education program. Before admission to the School of Education at N.C. A&T, a student in the 2+2 Program must pass PRAXIS Core; a student must pass PRAXIS II before student teaching.

Qualifications to become a K-6 teacher*
*Time requirements for the 2+2 Program dictates that the student is a full-time student and that the recommended curriculum guide is followed. Part-time students will take longer to complete the program.


2+2 Horticulture to Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Education

Do you have a two year degree in an agricultural related discipline and desire to pursue a four year degree?  If so, the 2+2 Online Program In Agricultural Education at NC A&T State University is for you.

The program is designed to allow individuals with two year degrees from select North Carolina Community College Agricultural Programs, and the Agricultural Institute at NC State University, to transfer their associate ‘s degree in an agricultural related discipline into the Bachelor of Science In Agricultural Education at NC A&T State University.   The program can be completed totally online or through campus based offerings.

The degree program is comprised of two study tracks based upon a student’s interest.   The Agricultural Education (Secondary Education) Track is designed for individuals who have an interest in becoming secondary agricultural educators in the public school system.  The Agricultural Education (Professional Service) Track is designed for individuals who have more of an interest in government, agribusiness, international agriculture, and cooperative extension careers.  Individuals who pursue the Agricultural Education (Secondary Education) track are eligible for licensure from the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction in addition to careers in agribusiness and government.

Individuals who possess associate degrees in agricultural related majors from accredited institutions not listed as a transfer partners within the 2+2 program may apply and will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

In order to apply, please complete the online application through the Office of Admissions.  Information regarding distance learning can be found through the Center for Distance Education.  For information regarding financial aid please contact the Office of Financial Aid.

For additional information please contact:

Dr. Antoine J. Alston
Professor & Agricultural Education Coordinator
Department of Agribusiness, Applied Economics & Agriscience Education
NC A&T State University
251 Carver Hall
1601 East Market Street
Greensboro, NC 27411
(336) 334-7711 – Office
(336) 334-7257 – Fax