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2022-2023 College Catalog 
2022-2023 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Elementary Education (Pre-Elementary Education Option) Transfer to BC, A.A.S.

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Transfer to Bethany College

Major Code: 397

Note: This program is through a transfer agreement in which a student completes an Associate’s degree at WVNCC and finishes a Bachelor’s degree at another institution.  Because of individual student factors, part-time or full-time status, 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.  There is no guarantee that a student will be able to complete all requirements in four years.The term “2+2” does not imply a guarantee that a student will be able to complete all requirements in four years. Further, this articulation agreement contains 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 be considered or approved.

Students completing this option will receive an Associate in Applied Science degree from West Virginia Northern. Upon completing the remaining specified credit hours at Bethany College students will receive a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Elementary Education. Although 67 credit hours are required for the associate degree, Bethany may accept up to 74 credit hours in transfer. In addition to the WVNCC courses, applicants for admission to Bethany’s Teacher Education program must meet the following criteria:

  • Submit a transcript to Bethany College verifying an overall grade point average of 2.5.*
  • Submit a written application for admission to teacher education to the Director of Teacher Preparation Programs.
  • Submit two positive recommendations from faculty.
  • Successful completion of the PRAXIS I - PPST (reading, mathematics, & writing).
  • Positive recommendation by the Education Unit faculty.

In addition to General Education Outcomes, students successfully completing and receiving an A.A.S. degree under the articulation agreement with Bethany College’s School of Teacher Education should be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of the history of the profession of education.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the basic concepts, theories, and strategies used in elementary education.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the major theories of psychology and human development.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the issues related to standards of the teaching profession.
  • Demonstrate adequate knowledge and skills related to general education curriculum requirements for the Pre-Elementary Education A.A.S. degree.
  • Utilize critical thinking skills.
  • Demonstrate a readiness to enter a bachelor degree program with appropriate commitment to attendance, initiative, organization and interest in the profession.

*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 Code: 131209

First Year

Second Year

Total Credits (60)

+ Choose from: HIST 110  or HIST 111 .

* Choose from: ENG 200 , ENG 201 , ENG 210 , or ENG 211 .

NOTE: Since students in this program complete 18 credit hours in the Social Sciences (HIST, POLS 102 , SS 207 , PSYC 208 , PSYC 218 , and GEOG 205 ), the WVNCC Social Science core requirements listed for an A.A. degree will be waived, and students will be allowed to substitute the above named courses to fulfill their Social Science core requirements for graduation.

IMPORTANT GRADUATION INFORMATION:  ORNT 090 is a graduation requirement.  See your advisor to determine if you have met this requirement.

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