Associate in Arts Teacher Preparation


In order to complete the Associate in Arts in Teacher Preparation degree at Alamance Community College, students must earn 60 hours of college credit in the categories listed in the table. All students must complete at least 28 hours from the Universal General Education Transfer Component list of courses. As part of their degree, students are required to complete one Academic Transitions course, 14 credit hours of Education courses and 17-18 credits of courses classified as general education or UGETC within the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement.

Community college graduates must obtain a grade of “C” or better in each course and an overall GPA of at least 2.7 on a 4.0 scale in order to transfer with a junior status.

Curriculum Plans

Universal General Education Transfer Component (UGETC)

Course Number     Course Title                                                              Credit Hours

English Composition (6 semester hours required)                                 

        ENG 111                                            Writing and Inquiry                             3

        ENG 112                Writing/Research in the Disciplines                             3


Humanities/Fine Arts (9 semester hours required from at least 2 subject areas)


        COM 120                         Interpersonal Communication                             3


        COM 231                                                  Public Speaking                             3            (recommended)

Humanities/Fine Arts

        ART 111                                                  Art Appreciation                             3              (recommended)

        ART 114                                                         Art History I                             3

        ART 115                                                        Art History II                             3

        DRA 111                                          Theater Appreciation                             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


Social/Behavioral Sciences (6 semester hours required)

        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              (recommended)

        SOC 210                                   Introduction to Sociology                             3              (recommended)


Natural Sciences (4 semester hours required)

        BIO 110                                            Principles of Biology                             4              (recommended)

        BIO 111                                                  General Biology I                             4

        CHM 151                                             General Chemistry                             4

        GEL 111                                          Introduction Geology                             4

        PHY 110/110A                     Conceptual Physics and Lab                              4


Mathematics (3-4 semesters hours required)                                          

        MAT 143                                         Quantitative Literacy                             3

        MAT 152                                          Statistical Methods I                             4              (recommended)

        MAT 171                                          Pre-calculus Algebra                             4


        Total Universal General Education Transfer Component                  28-29    

Other Required General Education Hours

        SOC 225                           Social Diversity     (Required)                             3


An additional 14-15 hours should be selected from courses classified as general education within the CAA.  Students must meet the receiving university’s foreign language and/or health and physical education requirements, if applicable, prior to or after transfer to the senior institution.


Total Additional General Education Hours Required                45-46


Other Required Hours (15 semester hours required)


Education (14 semester hours required)

EDU 187     Teaching and Learning for All                                                4

EDU 216     Foundations of Education                                                    3

EDU 279     Literacy Development & Instruction                                   4

EDU 250     Teacher Licensure Preparation                                             3


Academic Transition – ACA 122 College Transfer Success (Required)      1


                       Total Additional Hours of Electives                                15

Total Hours Needed for Associate in Arts Teaching Preparation Degree:  60-61



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