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COVID-19 Response: Spring 2021 Semester Guidelines.

Program Overview

This CCP College Transfer Pathway provides up to 42-50 credit hours leading to the Associate in Science in Teacher Preparation and is designed for high school juniors and seniors who wish to begin study toward the Associate in Science in Teacher Preparation degree and a baccalaureate degree in a STEM or technical major.

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 two courses from the following:

MAT-171 Precalculus Algebra 4
MAT-172 Precalculus Trigonometry 4
MAT-263 Brief Calculus 4
MAT-271 Calculus I 4
MAT-272 Calculus II 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
HIS-111 World Civilizations I 3
HIS-112 World Civilizations II 3
HIS-131 American History I 3
HIS-132 American History II 3
POL-120 American Government 3
PSY-150 General Psychology 3
SOC-210 Introduction to Sociology 3

Natural Sciences - Select one of the following sequences:

BIO-111 General Biology I 4
BIO-112 General Biology II 4
CHM-151 General Chemistry I 4
CHM-152 General Chemistry II 4
PHY-151 College Physics I 4
PHY-152 College Physics II 4
PHY-251 General Physics I 4
PHY-252 General Physics II 4

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 Science in Teacher Preparation program will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate thinking that is clear, accurate, precise, relevant, deep, broad, and fair, while analyzing, synthesizing, and evaluating---Critical Thinking
  2. 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
  3. Apply college-level mathematical concepts and methods to understand, analyze, and communicate in quantitative terms---Quantitative Literacy
  4. Effectively use technology as a tool for research, problem-solving, communication, and career enrichment---Technology Skills
  5. Identify the knowledge, skills, roles, and responsibilities of an effective, inclusive, and culturally-responsive educator as defined by state and national professional teaching standards.

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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