Associate in Arts in Teacher Preparation and Associate in Science in Teacher Preparation
For most, becoming a teacher is something they have felt drawn to since childhood. Others find it as a calling once they see the true impact education has on someone’s life. Whether it is a lifelong dream or a newly discovered passion, College of The Albemarle’s (COA) Teacher Preparation program provides a solid foundation from which to build a rewarding career teaching elementary, middle or high school.
COA’s Associate in Arts in Teacher Preparation and Associate in Science in Teacher Preparation degree pathways are designed to meet the two-year general education college requirements of four-year colleges and universities. COA’s teacher preparation program allows you to transfer with junior-level status and pursue a teaching degree in K-12 field of education.
COA’s Teacher Preparation program offers two degree pathways:
- Associate in Art in Teacher Preparation (A 1010T): This curriculum is suited for students who want to pursue a four-year teaching degree in non-stem areas such as English, History, Social Sciences, Humanities and the Arts
- Associate in Science in Teacher Preparation (A1040T): This curriculum is suited for students who want to pursue a four-year teaching degree in STEM-related or technical areas such as mathematics and science
Beginning in your first semester, you’ll supplement your general education coursework with education (EDU) classes that will begin preparing you to teach. These include:
- EDU 187 – Teaching and Learning for All
- EDU 216 – Foundations of Education
- EDU 250 – Teacher Licensure Preparation
- EDU 279 – Literacy Development and Instruction
There are a host of reasons to begin your journey at COA, including:
- Save $30,000 to $70,000 over your first two years at a four-year university
- Small class sizes from instructors who are invested in your success
- Approved credits are guaranteed to transfer to all University of North Carolina (UNC) System schools and many other colleges and universities
- You have a better chance of getting into your school of choice than freshman applicants
- Students who complete their first two years at a community college do better at a university than those who begin as freshmen
Transferring to a Four-Year College or University
COA has a Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (PDF) with certain universities for students in specific programs of study, allowing you to complete the first two years of a bachelor’s degree at COA.
Be sure to check the minimum transfer admissions requirements for the programs you’re interested in. Most UNC system universities require at least 30 credit hours, and that transfer students meet the specific admission requirements for their major.
Visit our college transfer page for more information and links to four-year college transfer admissions websites.