Associate in Arts in Teacher Preparation Degree (AA) A1010T - Cleveland Community College, Shelby, NC

Associate in Arts in Teacher Preparation Degree (AA) A1010T

The Associate in Arts in Teacher Preparation degree shall be granted for a planned program of study consisting of a minimum of 60 semester hours of credit (SHC) of college transfer courses. Within the degree program, the institution shall include opportunities for the achievement of competence in reading, writing, oral communication, fundamental mathematical skills, and basic computer use.

The Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (CAA) and the Independent Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (ICAA) enables North Carolina Community College graduates of two-year associate in arts programs who are admitted to constituent institutions of The University of North Carolina and to Signatory Institutions of North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities to transfer with junior status. 

Community college graduates must maintain 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. Courses may also transfer through bilateral agreements between institutions. 


Program Requirements

Universal General Education Transfer Component

(All Universal General Education Transfer Component courses will transfer for equivalency credit.)

A. English Composition (6 SHC)

Course Name Class Hours Lab Hours Credits Semester Available
ENG-111 - Writing and Inquiry 3 0 3 fall, spring, summer
ENG-112 - Writing/Research in the Disciplines 3 0 3 fall

B. Communications and Humanities/Fine Arts (9 SHC)

Communications
Select one course from the following:
Course Name Class Hours Lab Hours Credits Semester Available
COM-120 - Intro Interpersonal Com 3 0 3 fall, spring, summer
COM-231 - Public Speaking 3 0 3 fall, spring, summer
Humanities/Fine Arts
Select two courses from the following:
Course Name Class Hours Lab Hours Credits Semester Available
ART-111 - Art Appreciation 3 0 3 fall, spring
ART-114 - Art History Survey I 3 0 3 fall
ART-115 - Art History Survey II 3 0 3 spring
MUS-110 - Music Appreciation 3 0 3 fall, spring, summer
MUS-112 - Introduction to Jazz 3 0 3 fall, spring, summer
PHI-215 - Philosophical Issues 3 0 3 fall
PHI-240 - Introduction to Ethics 3 0 3 fall, spring, summer

C. Social/Behavioral Sciences (6 SHC)

Select two courses from two different disciplines.

Course Name Class Hours Lab Hours Credits Semester Available
ECO-251 - Prin of Microeconomics 3 0 3 fall, spring, summer
ECO-252 - Prin of Macroeconomics 3 0 3 fall, spring, summer
HIS-111 - World Civilizations I 3 0 3 fall, spring, summer
HIS-131 - American History I 3 0 3 fall, spring, summer
HIS-132 - American History II 3 0 3 fall, spring
POL-120 - American Government 3 0 3 fall, spring, summer

D. Math (3-4 SHC)

Course Name Class Hours Lab Hours Credits Semester Available
MAT-143 - Quantitative Literacy 2 2 3 fall, spring, summer
MAT-152 - Statistical Methods I 3 2 4 fall, spring, summer
MAT-171 - Precalculus Algebra 3 2 4 fall, spring, summer

E. Natural Sciences (4 SHC)

Course Name Class Hours Lab Hours Credits Semester Available
BIO-111 - General Biology I 3 3 4 fall, spring, summer
CHM-151 - General Chemistry I 3 3 4 fall, summer

F. Additional General Education (17-18 SHC)

General Education (14-15 SHC)
Select 14-15 semester hours credit from the following:
Course Name Class Hours Lab Hours Credits Semester Available
HUM-110 - Technology and Society 3 0 3 fall, spring, summer
PSY-150 - General Psychology 3 0 3 fall, spring, summer
PSY-241 - Developmental Psych 3 0 3 fall, spring, summer
PSY-281 - Abnormal Psychology 3 0 3 fall, spring, summer
SOC-210 - Introduction to Sociology 3 0 3 fall, spring, summer
SOC-213 - Sociology of the Family 3 0 3 fall, spring
Social Diversity (3 SHC)
The following course is required:
Course Name Class Hours Lab Hours Credits Semester Available
SOC-225 - Social Diversity 3 0 3 spring

Academic Transition (1 SHC)

Course Name Class Hours Lab Hours Credits Semester Available
ACA-122 - College Transfer Success 0 2 1 fall, spring, summer

Education (14 SHC)

The following courses are required:
Course Name Class Hours Lab Hours Credits Semester Available
EDU-187 - Teaching and Learning for All 3 3 4 fall
EDU-216 - Foundations of Education 3 0 3 fall, summer
EDU-250 - Teacher Licensure Preparation 3 0 3 spring
EDU-279 - Literacy Develop and Instruct 3 3 4 spring

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION: 60-61*

*One semester hour of credit may be included in a 61 SHC associate in arts program of study. The transfer of this hour is not guaranteed.

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