2020-2021 College Catalog and Student Handbook 
    Aug 17, 2022  
2020-2021 College Catalog and Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Teacher Education, AS

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PURPOSE:  This two-year degree prepares students to transfer to a four-year college and major in elementary education (kindergarten - 6th grade). Not intended for students who want to teach special education, physical education, health, art, theatre or music.

CREDENTIALS:  An Associate of Science (AS) degree is a major related to an area such as business administration, engineering, science, and social sciences that takes 2 years for full time students to complete. Students receiving an AS degree intend to transfer to four-year colleges.

TRANSFER INFORMATION: This program is designed for transfer. Students should consult with their advisors to ensure that they select general electives that best prepare them for the specific requirements of their intended transfer college or university programs of study. More information can also be found at www.jtcc.edu/academics/transfer/

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS AND SPECIAL CONDITIONS: Students must meet JTCC admission requirements. Students may need to complete placement tests in English and mathematics. Visit www.jtcc.edu/placement for all course placement options. If students have deficiencies in English and/or mathematics, JTCC offers developmental and prerequisite courses to prepare students for the curriculum. Students who register in this program need to know which four-year college/university they plan to attend so they can select the most appropriate courses in areas where there are choices. New students should visit the Advising Center and returning students their faculty advisor for more information.

PROGRAM OUTCOMES: By the completion of this program, students will be expected to demonstrate an intermediate level of competency in the following skills:

  1. Convey an understanding of the history of education in the United States.
  2. Explain the physical, cognitive, and psychosocial development of an individual.
  3. Create a lesson plan based on an analysis of a sample related to the program of study: K-6 education.
  4. Communicate effectively in written and oral contexts.
  5. Show knowledge, skills, and ability to problem-solve.
  6. Demonstrate effective communication, instruction, and assessment strategies in a 40-hour field internship setting. 

Required Courses

Total Minimum Credits to Complete: 60-61


Pre-requisite and co-requisite requirements can be found in course details.

Students are strongly encouraged to complete their ENG, MTH, and SDV requirements first.

Students should regularly meet with their faculty advisor and check their advisement report by accessing the Student Information System (SIS) through the myTyler portal.

Some transfer institutions/majors require that students have a foreign language proficiency through the 102 level. Students who took 3 years of the same foreign language in high school may be exempt from this requirement. Native/fluent speakers may enroll directly into SPA 102  or FRE 102 . Please check with your faculty advisor to determine if your transfer institution requires a foreign language and/or if you wish to take a language other than Spanish or French.

Students must complete a minimum of 60 credits to earn an associate degree.

Transfer Elective Options

CHM 101 Introductory Chemistry I

ECO 201 Principles Macroeconomics

ECO 202 Principles of Microeconomics

EDU 235 Health, Safety, and Nutrition Education

FRE 101 Beginning French I

FRE 102 Beginning French II

FRE 201 Intermediate French I                                                           

FRE 202 Intermediate French II                                                   

HIS 282 History of Virginia II

HLT 160 Personal Health and Wellness

PHI 220 Ethics

SOC 200 Principles of Sociology

SOC 268 Social Problems

SPA 101 Beginning Spanish I

SPS 102 Beginning Spanish II

SPA 201 Intermediate Spanish I

SPA 202 Intermediate Spanish II


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