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2022-2023 Catalog 
2022-2023 Catalog

Education, AA&S

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Plan Code 624, CIP Code 24.0101

Award: Associate of Arts and Sciences

Program Head: Ashley Pratt, apratt@mgcc.edu, (540) 863-2851

Length: Four Semesters (Two years of full-time study)

Purpose: The Education program provides the first two years of a guided pathway for students interested in entering the Education profession through completing a four-year college or university degree, with licensure to teach. This curriculum provides general education in a program leading to a career at the kindergarten, elementary, middle school, and/or secondary levels.

After successfully completing the first two years at MGCC, the student will be transfer-ready for entry into the third year of a four-year college or university to prepare the student to teach in a selected educational setting. The program takes four semesters or two years of full-time study to complete.

Admission Information: In addition to the general admission requirements to the College, students whose placement test scores indicate the need to increase their level of proficiency in reading, writing and/or mathematics will be required to take appropriate developmental courses. Enrolling in developmental courses may increase the length of time necessary for completing the chosen course or program of study but will enhance the student’s preparation for college-level coursework and increase chances for successful attainment of academic, occupational and personal goals.

Admission Requirements: General admission requirements of the College apply to this program.

Graduation Requirements: Students must complete the required courses in curriculum and achieve a 2.0 minimum grade point average to receive this academic award. Students should be aware that some colleges and universities to which they may seek transfer require a higher GPA for that transfer.

Transfer Major Objectives: Students who transfer after completing this program may wish to pursue licensure in fields such as: Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Middle School Education and Secondary Education.

Related Program: General Education Certificate

Fall Semester - Year 2

Spring Semester - Year 2

Minimum Credit Hours for Degree: 60-61


**All elective course selection, including PED/HLT, should be reviewed with the program advisor before registration to ensure best transfer process. Specifically, EDU 200 - Introduction To Teaching As A Profession  should be selected as a Social Science elective in this program in order to meet observation requirements in most transfer options. Students should work with the program advisor to identify and meet these requirements for best transfer to their university/college transfer choice.

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