WVNCC | West Virginia Northern Community College
Associate in Applied Science Degree
Pre-Secondary Teacher Education: English Option
Transfer to West Liberty State College 2+2
Note: The “2+2” term is used to refer to a transfer agreement through which a student completes an Associate degree at one institution and finishes a Bachelor degree at another institution. Due to individual student factors, part-time or full-time status, need for developmental coursework, scheduling and availability of courses, or other factors, all students may not be able to complete these degrees in 2 (Associate) or 4 (Bachelor) years. The term “2+2” does not imply a guarantee that a student will be able to complete all requirements in 4 years.
Further, 2+2 articulation agreements contain very specific requirements which have been agreed upon and approved by the administration and faculty at both institutions. Because of this, petitions for course substitutions will not usually be considered or approved to allow a student to graduate under a 2+2 program.
Academic Advisor(s): WH-Harbert (A-L), Rogerson (M-Z); WT-Davis; NM-Craig
Students completing this option will receive an Associate in Applied Science degree from West Virginia Northern. Upon completing the additional credit hours required at WLSC, they will receive a Teacher Education, Secondary Education degree with an English specialization.
Students successfully completing and receiving an AAS degree under the 2+2 agreement with WLSC in Teacher Education w/ an English specialization should be able to:
• Demonstrate knowledge of important literary works and writers and their relationship to historical and sociological events
• Demonstrate a readiness to enter a bachelor degree program with appropriate commitment to attendance, initiative, organization, and interest in the concentration field
• Demonstrate adequate knowledge and skills related to general education curriculum requirements for the 2+2 Associate in Applied Science degree, including the ability to:
• Communicate effectively
• Work collaboratively
• Think critically and solve problems
• View issues from a global perspective
• Conduct basic research using computers
• Appreciate literature and the arts
• Live according to conscious values and ethics
In addition to the WVNCC courses, applicants for admission to the Teacher Education program at WLSC must:
• have an overall grade point average of 2.5
• have earned at least a “C” in ENG 101, ENG 102, SPCH 105, PSYC 208, and PSYC 218
• pass three professional skills tests (Praxis I), and state mandated certification tests (Praxis II)
• pass a criminal background check
• make separate application to the Department of Humanities
• fulfill other program admissions requirements
Students in this program should be aware that they may be asked to submit a folder or portfolio of their work at the end of their junior year at WLSC and may want to retain copies of major projects, papers, or other relevant work completed at WVNCC to submit with their portfolio at WLSC.
Students are encouraged to meet with members of the Teacher Education and English faculty at WLSC early in their program of study at WVNCC to obtain information and advising concerning the program.
Total Hours in Program - 61-62
* Choose HIST 100, 101, 110 OR 111
** Choose from PSYC 105, SOC 125 or POLS 102