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Program Overview

This CCP College Transfer Pathway provides up to 40-48 credit hours leading to the Associate in Arts in Teacher Preparation. It's designed for high school juniors and seniors who wish to begin study toward the Associate in Arts in Teacher Preparation degree and a baccalaureate degree in a non-STEM major.

Optional General Education Hours (0-8 SHC): A student may take up to 8 SHC of foreign language courses and accompanying labs, in a single language, designated as General Education in the CAA as a part of this pathway. These courses are not part of the Universal General Education Transfer Component. Students who complete these courses with a grade of “C” or better will receive transfer credit. The receiving university will determine whether the courses will count as general education, pre-major, or elective credit.

Certificate Curriculum

English Composition - The following two English composition courses are required.

ENG-111 Writing and Inquiry 3
ENG-112 Writing and Research in the Disciplines 3

Communication/Humanities/Fine Arts - Select one course from the following:

ART-111 Art Appreciation 3
ART-114 Art History Survey I 3
ART-115 Art History Survey II 3
COM-231 Public Speaking 3
MUS-110 Music Appreciation 3
MUS-112 Introduction to Jazz 3
PHI-240 Introduction to Ethics 3

Literature - Select one course from the following:

ENG-231 American Literature I 3
ENG-232 American Literature II 3
ENG-241 British Literature I 3
ENG-242 British Literature II 3

Math - Select one course from the following:

MAT-143 Quantitative Literacy 3
MAT-152 Statistical Methods I 4
MAT-171 Precalculus Algebra 4

Social/Behavioral Science


SOC-225 Social Diversity 3

Select one additional course

ECO-251 Principles of Microeconomics 3
ECO-252 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
POL-120 American Government 3
PSY-150 General Psychology 3
SOC-210 Introduction to Sociology 3

History - Select one course from the following:

HIS-111 World Civilizations I 3
HIS-112 World Civilizations II 3
HIS-131 American History I 3
HIS-132 American History II 3

Natural Sciences - Select one course from the following:

BIO-110 Principles of Biology 4
BIO-111 General Biology I 4
CHM-151 General Chemistry I 4
PHY-110 Conceptual Physics 3
PHY-110A Conceptual Physics Lab 1

Education - Required

EDU-187 Teaching and Learning for All 4
EDU-216 Foundations of Education 3

Students who have completed Teacher Cadet or Teaching as a Profession courses in high school with a B or better may substitute that course for EDU 187 Teaching and Learning for All.

Academic Transition

ACA-122 College Transfer Success 1

Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the Associate in Arts in Teacher Preparation program will be able to:

  1. Identify the knowledge, skills, roles, and responsibilities of an effective, inclusive, and culturally-responsive educator as defined by state and national professional teaching standards
  2. Demonstrate thinking that is clear, accurate, precise, relevant, deep, broad, and fair, while analyzing, synthesizing, and evaluating---Critical Thinking
  3. Produce writing that is clear, precise, organized, incisive, and correct (according to the guidelines of Standard Written English) for a variety of purposes and audiences---Writing
  4. Read actively and analytically at the college level and synthesize and apply information across disciplines---Reading
  5. Speak in a manner that is clear, precise, coherent, perceptive, audience-aware, and correct (according the SWE) in both small and large group settings---Speaking
  6. Recognize when information is needed and have the ability to locate, evaluate, and use effectively the needed information---Information Literacy

Program Facts

Students attending Surry Community College for two years instead of going straight to a four-year college or university typically save


On average students who transfer from a community college outperform students who go straight to a four-year school.

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