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WLU-AAS Teacher Pre-Secondary English Specialty 2+2

Teacher Education Pre-Secondary English 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 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 transitional education 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 WLU, 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 WLU 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


To be admitted to the WLU program, students 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.

ENG 101 

College Composition I


BIO 110

Principles of Biology



History Core Requirement*


MATH 108

College Algebra with Applications


MATH 210

Introduction to Statistics



Social Science Core Requirement**



 Total: 16-17



First Year – Spring Semester Cr. Hrs.

ART 150

Art Appreciation


ENG 102

College Composition II 


CIT 117

Microsoft Applications


ENG 201

American Literature Since the Civil War


PSYC 208

Developmental Psychology




Total: 16



Second Year – Fall Semester Cr. Hrs.

ENG 200

American Literature Through the Civil War


ENG 210

English Literature Through the 18th Century


HPE 100

General Program/Physical Education


HPE 105

Personal Fitness


MUS 105

Music Appreciation


SPCH 105

Fundamentals of Speech Communication


SS 101

Introduction to Social Science



Total: 14



Second Year – Spring Semester Cr. Hrs.

ENG 211

English Literature Since the 18th Century


GEOG 205

World Geography


GSC 100

Science in the Contemporary World


HPE 101

General Program in Physical Education


HPE 110

CPR and First Aid


PSYC 218

Exceptional Children



Total: 17

Total Hours in Program: 61-62


* Choose from: HIST 100, 101, 110 OR 111

** Choose from: PSYC 105, SOC 125 or POLS 102