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 degree at WVNCC and finishes a Bachelor’s degree at another institution. Because of 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 this degree 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.
Students successfully completing this option will receive an A.A.S. degree from West Virginia Northern. Upon successfully completing the specified credit hours at West Liberty University, they will receive a B.A. degree in Elementary Education.
In addition to General Education Outcomes, students successfully completing and receiving an A.A.S. degree under the 2+2 Elementary Education program with WLU should be able to:
- Demonstrate knowledge of human development, culture, educational systems, and exceptionalities.
- Demonstrate a readiness to enter a bachelor’s degree program with appropriate commitment to attendance, initiative, organization and interest in the field.
To be admitted to the WLU program, students 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. 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 while 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.