West Virginia Northern Community College

Programs of Study

Community Education 2+2 (Transfer to West Liberty University)

Community Education 2+2
Associate in Arts
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 degree at WVNCC and finishes a Bachelor’s degree at another institution. Because
of individual student factors, part-time or full-time status, need for developmental education
coursework, scheduling and availability of courses, or other factors, all students may not be
able to complete this degree 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.
Students successfully completing this option will receive an A.A. degree from West Virginia
Northern. Upon successfully completing the specified credit hours at West Liberty University,
they will receive a B.A. degree in Community Education. The program is designed for students
who have an interest in education that is not limited to "traditional teacher education" in the
classroom and/or for students who are interested in the non-profit world. The program allows
students to choose from 6 different majors, including: Community Arts, Disabilities Services,
Education Leadership in Faith Organizations, Museum Education, Outdoor Education, and
Sports, Recreation and Wellness. The program trains individuals to serve as educators or
facilitators in a community-based setting and/or as non-profit administrators. Many of the
courses in the Community Education program include field experiences in the local community
and/or community based settings.

Students are encouraged to communicate and collaborate with individuals, groups, and
institutions of the community on a local, national, and even international level. Students are
trained in how to serve the community through the nonformal education of children, adults,
and communities through a broad set of course work.

Students sucessfully completing and receiving an A.A. degree under the 2+2 Community
Education program with WLU should be able to:
• Demonstrate knowledge of human development, culture, and exceptionalities
• Demonstrate a readiness to enter a bachelor's degree program with appropriate
commitment to attendance, initiative, organization and interest in the field
• Demonstrate adequate knowledge and skills related to general education curriculum
requirements for the 2+2 Associate in Arts degree, including the ability to:
-Communicate effectively in oral and written formats
-Demonstrate critical thinking and problem-solving skills
-Employ or utilize information access and literacy skills
-Acquire a cultural, artistic and global perspective
-Demonstrate professional and human relations skills
Students are encouraged to meet with the Community Education program advisor 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.
Note: 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.

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