This program requires the following credits:
For more information about this program, please contact Susan Parry 603-542-7744 x5415
The Associate in Arts Degree with a concentration in Teacher Education is designed to transfer to four-year colleges and universities. (www.nhtransfer.org)
Representative of the first two years in a bachelor degree in elementary, middle, or secondary teacher education the Program has been designed using the NH Department of Education Professional Preparation Programs model and an interdisciplinary curriculum approach. The degree requirements include three categories: 1) General Education; 2) education; and 3) a major within the Liberal Arts.
The General Education component is a coherent and substantive balance in English and literature, science, mathematics, social science, and humanities/fine arts/world language. The Education courses are identified to transfer to a chosen four-year college. The Major in the Liberal Arts will provide an in-depth study in a particular discipline based on the chosen teaching field.
The Teacher Education program will include academic study and experiences to meet both our Associate in Arts Degree requirements and the first two years of Bachelor Degree requirements in Teacher Education. Students will be asked to complete and interview with Program Director prior to admission to our program.
Articulation agreements are in place for students transferring the Teacher Education Associate in Arts degree to Granite State College, Keene State College, Plymouth State University and New England College. RVCC graduates have also successfully transferred to other area colleges. Transfer colleges require the completion of the Praxis I tests with a qualifying score. Students must receive a grade of "C" or better for course transfer to be considered.
Applicants seeking admission to the Teacher Education Program who believe they may have diffiuclty with a state registry and criminal records check are advised to contact the New Hampshire Department of Education (http://www.education.nh.gov/standards/documents/criminal-records-check.pdf } prior to matriculation. Please see the full Criminal Background Check Policy in the Academic Requirements section of this catalog and the Student Handbook.