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WLU-AAS Teacher Education Social Studies 2+2

Teacher 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.

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 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:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of the disciplines in the social sciences and relevant historical, political, and sociological events
  • Demonstrate a readiness to enter a bachelor’s 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 WLU must:

  • Have a 2.5 cumulative GPA or better*
  • Have earned at least a "C" in ENG 101, ENG 102, SPCH 105, PSYC 208, and PSYC 218
  • Pass a professional skills test (Praxis I)
  • Pass a criminal background check
  • Complete a 1 credit course through WLU (EDUC 100 - Introduction to Professional Education), which is a twelve (12) hour field-based experience which includes direct instruction, simulations, and group discussions. Minimum grade of "C" is required.
  • Submit a portfolio (at the end of the sophomore year) which includes:
  • A resume
  • Unofficial transcripts
  • Evidence of PPST scores or exemption
  • Personal statement/philosophy of education
  • Faculty letter of recommendation (WLU forms)
  • Second letter of recommendation - not a relative (WLU forms)
  • Record of field experiences (listing) from EDUC 100 and others, if applicable
  • Personal plan of study signed and dated by advisor
  • Four (4) artifacts with supporting narrative explanation
  • Any additional items required by the content area
  • Participate in an interview, during which they also complete a writing sample


*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 Cr. Hrs.

BIO 110 

Principles of Biology


ENG 101

College Composition I


HIST 100

World Cultures I


HIST 101

World Cultures II


HPE 100

General Program in Physical Education


MATH 108

College Algebra with Applications


MATH 210

Introduction to Statistics


PSYC 105

Introduction to Psychology



Total: 17-18



First Year – Spring Semester Cr. Hrs.

ART 150

Art Appreciation


ENG 102

College Composition II 3


HPE 101

General Program in Physical Education


HPE 105

Personal Fitness


PSYC 208

Developmental Psychology


SPCH 105

Fundamentals of Speech Communication


SS 101

Introduction to Social Science



Total: 17



Second Year – Fall Semester Cr. Hrs.


English Restricted Elective #


HIST 110

The United States to 1865


MUS 105

Music Appreciation


SOC 125

Introduction to Sociology


SS 207

WV & the Appalachian Subculture


ECON 104

Principles of Macroeconomics



 Total: 18



Second Year – Spring Semester Cr. Hrs.

GEOG 205

World Geography


GSC 100

Science in the Contemporary World


HIST 111

The United States Since 1865


HPE 110

CPR and First Aid


POLS 102

American National Government and Politics


PSYC 218

Exceptional Children



Total: 17

Total Hours in Program: 69-70


# Choose from: ENG 200, ENG 201, ENG 210, ENG 211