Transfer to West Liberty University
Note: The “2+2” term is used to refer to a transfer agreement through which a student completes an Associate’s degree at one institution and finishes a Bachelor’s degree at another institution. Due to individual student factors, part-time or full-time status, need for developmental education coursework, scheduling and availability of courses, or other factors, all students may not be able to complete these degrees in two (Associate’s) or four (Bachelor’s) years.
The term “2+2” does not imply a guarantee that a student will be able to complete all requirements in four years. Further, 2+2 articulation agreements contain very specific requirements which have been agreed upon and approved by the administration and faculty at both institutions. Because of this, petitions for course substitutions will not usually be considered or approved to allow a student to graduate under a 2+2 program.
Students successfully completing this option will receive an Associate in Applied Science degree from West Virginia Northern. Upon successfully completing the additional credit hours required at West Liberty University, they will receive a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Teacher Education: Social Sciences.
In addition to General Education Outcomes, students successfully completing and receiving an A.A.S degree under the 2+2 agreement with WLU in Teacher Education, Secondary: Social Sciences should be able to:
- Demonstrate knowledge of the disciplines in the social sciences and relevant historical, political, and sociological events.
- Demonstrate a readiness to enter a bachelor’s degree program with appropriate commitment to attendance, initiative, organization, and interest in the concentration field.
In addition to the WVNCC courses, applicants for admission to the Teacher Education program at WLU must:
- Have a 3.0 cumulative GPA or better.*
- Have earned at least a “C” in all courses to be used in transfer.
- Pass a professional skills test (Praxis I), which must be taken before the student can be admitted to Teacher Ed, so it must be completed during the last semester at WVNCC, over the summer, or early in the first semester at WLU.
- Pass a criminal background check.
- Have completed a 1 credit course through WLU (EDUC 100 - Introduction to Professional Education), which is a twelve (12) hour field-based experience which includes direct instruction, simulations, and group discussions. Minimum grade of “C” is required. It is recommended that transferring students plan to take this course during the summer prior to transferring to WLU if possible.
- It is recommended that students electronically save samples of their work from several classes at WVNCC for the portfolio they must submit when they are in their final year of the bachelor’s degree at WLU.
*Although a cumulative GPA of 2.0 meets requirements for graduation at WVNCC, students who do not meet the GPA (or other special) requirements at the transfer institution for admission to this baccalaureate program may not be admitted to the program until they are able to meet those requirements. Students should consult with an advisor at the transfer institution early in their program to check on this, and other requirements for admission to the baccalaureate program.
Students are encouraged to meet with members of the Teacher Education and English faculty at WLU early in their program of study at WVNCC to obtain information and advising concerning the program. Consult your WVNCC advisor for further information.
Important information: If you have ever been convicted of a felony or misdemeanor for any reason, State or National credentialing boards, licensing board and agencies, which require criminal background checks on potential employees and students may deny you employment or placement in certain settings, even if you have completed all academic requirements. If you have been convicted of a felony or misdemeanor, please contact the appropriate Program Director or Division Chair.
CIP: 24.0101 NCES CIP Title Associated with Major: Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies.