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The Associates in Science Teacher Preparation (ASTP) degree is designed for students interested in transferring to a four-year institution to purse a bachelors in STEM education. For example, the ASTP is appropriate for students who would like to become K-12 teachers specializing in Science, Mathematics, Technology, and Engineering.
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. The Associate in Science Teacher Preparation degree program is 60 semester credit hours.
Students should select courses based on their intended major and transfer university requirements. The same course cannot be counted in more than one category. Students must meet the receiving institution's foreign language and/or health and P.E. requirements, if applicable, prior to or after transfer. A minimum grade of C is required in all courses counted toward graduation and to ensure course transferability to the University of North Carolina system. Students interested in taking advanced Spanish language courses may also be interested in adding the Spanish Language Certificate to the Associate in Arts degree.
This program is offered through our Career and College Promise Dual Enrollment program.
Graduates of the Associate in Science in Teacher Preparation program will be able to:
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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