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 transitional 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, students will receive a B.A. degree in Elementary Education: Major: Early Intervention.
In addition to General Education Outcomes, students successfully completing and receiving an A.A.S. degree under the 2+2 this Education program with WLU should be able to:
- Demonstrate knowledge of human development, developmentally appropriate practice, effects of family & culture on children, 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.
- Demonstrate adequate knowledge and skills related to general education curriculum requirements for the 2+2 Associate in Applied Science degree, including the ability to:
- Communicate effectively in oral and written formats.
- Demonstrate critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
- Employ or utilize information access and literacy skills.
- Acquire a cultural, artistic and global perspective.
- Demonstrate professional and human relations skills.
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 Education, so it can be completed anytime after high school graduation, and/or during the students time at WVNCC, or 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 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 save samples of their work from several relevant classes at WVNCC electronically for the portfolio they must submit when they are in their final year of the bachelor’s degree at WLU.
- Meet all other requirements as outlined in the student policy manual 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.
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.