West Virginia Northern Community College

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Early Childhood Education Transfer Agreement (Transfer to Franciscan University)

Early Childhood Education
Transfer Agreement
Transfer to Franciscan University of Steubenville

This transfer agreement will fulfill the first 52 required credit hours towards a Bachelor of Science degree in Early Childhood Education, PRE-K-3, AGES 3-8, Reading Endorsement, at Franciscan University of Steubenville (FUS), OH.

The completion of the 52 credit hours listed will not result in the completion of a degree from WVNCC, but the completion of these courses will enable the student to complete the Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education with approximately 82 additional hours of credit from FUS. If students desire to complete this A.A. degree at WVNCC, they will need to meet additional requirements that will not transfer to FUS.

WVNCC students who plan to transfer to FUS need to apply for admission to the Teacher Education program, in addition to applying to FUS. They must also complete 36 hours in the program at FUS with a GPA of at least 2.5 before the application is processed, and take the Cooper-Smith, Myers-Briggs, and Praxis I exams.

*Students successfully completing appropriate courses in the Early Childhood Education transfer agreement with Franciscan University will be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of the major theories of human development
  • Demonstrate knowledge of exceptionalities in children
  • Demonstrate adequate knowledge and skills related to general education curriculum requirements for the Early Childhood Education transfer program
  • Utilize critical thinking skills

*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.

First Year – Fall Semester Cr. Hrs.
BIO 110 Principles of Biology - 4
ENG 101 College Composition I* - 3
HIST Humanities Core requirement** (History) - 3
MATH 204 Math for Teachers I (K-9) - 4

First Year – Spring Semester Cr. Hrs.
ART 150 Art Appreciation - 3
GSC 100 Science in the Contemporary World - 4
HUM Humanities Core *** - 3
MATH 205 Math for Teachers II (K-9) - 4

Second Year – Fall Semester Cr. Hrs.
ART 256 Creative Expression in Arts & Design for Teachers - 3
HS 147 Understanding Human Diversity - 3
PSYC 208 Developmental Psychology* - 3
SPCH 105 Fundamentals of Speech Communication* - 3

Second Year – Spring Semester Cr. Hrs.
CIT 117 Microsoft Applications - 3
PHIL 200 Introduction to Philosophy - 3
PSYC 218 Exceptional Children* - 3
GEOG 205 World Geography - 3

Total Hours in Transfer Agreement—52

* A minimum of a “C” is required.
** Choose from: HIST 100 or HIST 101.
*** Choose from: ENG 200, 201, 210, or 211.
Note: Students who wish to complete a general concentration “Associate
in Arts” degree from WVNCC need to successfully complete the following
additional courses required for graduation in that program (17 credit hours):
ENG 102, PSYC 105, SOC 125, SS 255, POLS 102, and HPE (2).
This agreement is not a degree in Early Childhood Care and Education
and should not be considered equivalent to the Associate in Applied
Science Degree in Human Services: Early Childhood Care and Education

This program is not Financial Aid Eligible.


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