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The Associate in Arts Teacher Preparation or Associate in Science Teacher Preparation degrees prepare future teachers for transfer into teaching programs at four-year institutions.  The curriculum includes coursework in educational theory and pedagogy as well as general education studies in the humanities, arts, social sciences, mathematics, and natural sciences.

Program Description

The 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 obtain a grade of “C” or better in each course and an overall GPA of at least 2.0 on a 4.0 scale in order to transfer with a junior status. Courses may also transfer through bilateral agreements between institutions.


Employment Opportunities

Graduates can transfer to a four-year college or university to receive a bachelor’s degree in a number of teaching career fields, including business, communications, creative writing, education, filmmaking, history, journalism, languages, literature, music, political science, psychology, sociology, and more.

Educational Opportunities

To learn more about this program, contact: Navigate@spcc.edu, 704-290-5100 Other contacts: Stephanie Gilbert Department Chair, Business, Education, and Social Sciences Dr. Diane Paige Dean, School of Arts and Sciences

Teacher Preparation Inquiry

Contact Information

For more information, contact the Advising Center

704-290-5213 or advising@spcc.edu


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