WVNCC | West Virginia Northern Community College

WVNCC | West Virginia Northern Community College

Teacher Education/Pre-Secondary Education
Social Studies
Specialization 2+2
Associate in Applied Science
Transfer to West Liberty University

Note: The “2+2” term is used to refer to a transfer agreement through which a student completes an Associate’s degree at one institution and finishes a Bachelor’s degree at another institution. Due to individual student factors, part-time or full-time status, need for transitional education coursework, scheduling and availability of courses, or other factors, all students may not be able to complete these degrees in two (Associate’s) or four (Bachelor’s) years. The term “2+2” does not imply a guarantee that a student will be able to complete all requirements in four 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.

Students completing this option will receive an Associate in Applied Science degree from West Virginia Northern. Upon completing the additional credit hours required at West Liberty University, they will receive a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Teacher Education: Social Studies.

Students successfully completing and receiving an AAS degree under the 2+2 agreement with WLU in Teacher Education, Secondary: Social Studies should be able to:

Associate in Applied Science degree, including the ability to:

In addition to the WVNCC courses, applicants for admission to the Teacher Education program at WLU must:

  1. A resume
  2. Unofficial transcripts
  3. Evidence of PPST scores or exemption
  4. Personal statement/philosophy of education
  5. Faculty letter of recommendation (WLU forms)
  6. Second letter of recommendation - not a relative (WLU forms)
  7. Record of field experiences (listing) from EDUC 100 and others, if applicable
  8. Personal plan of study signed and dated by advisor
  9. Four (4) artifacts with supporting narrative explanation
  10. Any additional items required by the content area

*Although a cumulative GPA of 2.0 meets requirements for graduation at WVNCC, students who do not meet the GPA (or other special) requirements at the transfer institution for admission to this baccalaureate program may not be admitted to the program until they are able to meet those requirements. Students should consult with an advisor at the transfer institution early in their program to check on this, and other requirements for admission to the baccalaureate program.

Students are encouraged to meet with members of the Teacher Education and English faculty at WLU early
in their program of study at WVNCC to obtain information and advising concerning the program. Consult your WVNCC advisor for further information.

First Year - Fall Semester

CourseCr. Hours
ENG 101 College Composition I*       3
HIST 100 World Cultures I
HIST 101 World Cultures II

MATH 108 College Algebra with Applications
MATH 210 Introduction to Statistics
POLS 102 American Nat'l. Government/Politics      3
PSYC 105 Introduction to Psychology      3

First Year - Spring Semester

CourseCr. Hours
ART 150 Art Appreciation       3  
ENG 102 College Composition II*       3
HPE 105 Personal Fitness       1
PSYC 208 Developmental Psychology*       3
SOC 125 Introduction to Sociology       3
SPCH 105 Fundamentals of Speech Communication*       3

Second Year - Fall Semester

CourseCr. Hours
ECON 104 Principles of Macroeconomics       3
ENG English Restricted Elective**       3
HIST 110 The United States to 1865       3
MUS 105 Music Appreciation       3
SS 207 West Virginia and the Appalachian Subculture       3

Second Year - Spring Semester

CourseCr. Hours
GEOG 205 World Geography       3
GSC 100 Science in the Contemporary World       4
HIST 111 The United States Since 1865       3
HPE 110 CPR and First Aid       1
PSYC 218 Exceptional Children*       3

Total Hours in Program - 60-61

*A minimum of a "C" is required for transfer
**Choose from:ENG 200, 201, 210 or 211