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Associate of Arts in Liberal Arts - Teacher Preparation Specialization

Associate of Arts
J Sargeant Reynolds Community College

This program is for those who want to become a teacher at the middle and high school level. Most who want to teach history, English or a world language choose this program. One must transfer to a four year college to earn a teaching license. Contact the Teacher Prep Program Head to help choose the correct program and course tract.


Program Credit Requirements
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Program Overview & Guidance
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Program Guidance Element What You Need to Know
Is This Degree Right For Me? Requires four semesters of the same foreign language.
What Should I Consider When Selecting Courses

This degree requires four semesters of the same foreign language so get started your first semester.

  • Create a schedule for all required courses, pay attention to prerequisites and when courses are offered, complete your first math and English courses in your first year
  • Connect with an advisor at your community college and J Sargeant Reynolds Community College within your first year via College Connect
Are there other program requirements beyond specific courses? Most education programs at four year schools require at least one U.S. history and two lab sciences from different disciplines.
Do More With Your Degree This degree is a good fit for students who want to transfer to a four year school and earn a bachelor degree with a teaching license to teach a world language, middle or high school English.
Program Successes & Highlights Many students who are majoring in Liberal Art A.A. with a specialization in American Sign Language also major in Liberal Arts A.S. with a specialization in Teacher Preparation.
What If I Have An Associate Degree Or Credit For Prior Learning?
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Transfer Guidance Element What You Need to Know
Associate Transfer Degree Completion Students who transfer with a completed Associate degree will be awarded credit for classes in their specific Reynolds program.

Completion of Associate Degree Concurrent with High School
Credit for Prior Learning Prior learning is considered
Did You Know That...
  • Completing your Associate transfer degree post-high school satisfies all lower division general education requirements and increases the chance of completing your bachelor's degree?
  • Exceeding 3 years or 90 credits at your community college means you may have exhausted your financial aid at that college and have limited your future financial aid at: J Sargeant Reynolds Community College
College Level Information
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Number of Transfer Students
916
Percent of Transfer Students
100% of students who have earned an American high school diploma or completed a GED or equivalency.
College Fit Guidance What You Need to Know
Is This College Right For Me? https://issuu.com/reynoldscommunitycollege/docs/digital_hs_recruitment_packet?fr=sZmMwOTQ3OTA5NA
Transfer Student Catalog Year The catalog year is determined by the student's first semester of attendance
First Year Student Catalog Year Catalog year determined by first semester of attendance
Applying for Guaranteed Admissions The Transfer Center will help students with the guaranteed admissions agreements.
Where Can This Degree Transfer
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This section displays degrees most closely related to this program and to which you may be able to transfer. Please click the degree name to visit that program page.
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Careers Where This Degree Applies
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O*Net Code Name Description Parent
25-1081.00Education Teachers, PostsecondaryTeach courses pertaining to education, such as counseling, curriculum, guidance, instruction, teacher education, and teaching English as a second language. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.Educational Instruction and Library Occupations
25-2031.00Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical EducationTeach one or more subjects to students at the secondary school level.Educational Instruction and Library Occupations
25-2021.00Elementary School Teachers, Except Special EducationTeach academic and social skills to students at the elementary school level.Educational Instruction and Library Occupations
25-2012.00Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special EducationTeach academic and social skills to kindergarten students.Educational Instruction and Library Occupations
25-2011.00Preschool Teachers, Except Special EducationInstruct preschool-aged students, following curricula or lesson plans, in activities designed to promote social, physical, and intellectual growth.Educational Instruction and Library Occupations
25-1199.00Postsecondary Teachers, All OtherAll postsecondary teachers not listed separately.Educational Instruction and Library Occupations
25-2022.00Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical EducationTeach one or more subjects to students at the middle, intermediate, or junior high school level.Educational Instruction and Library Occupations
25-9042.00Teaching Assistants, Preschool, Elementary, Middle, and Secondary School, Except Special EducationAssist a preschool, elementary, middle, or secondary school teacher with instructional duties. Serve in a position for which a teacher has primary responsibility for the design and implementation of educational programs and services.Educational Instruction and Library Occupations
25-9043.00Teaching Assistants, Special EducationAssist a preschool, elementary, middle, or secondary school teacher to provide academic, social, or life skills to students who have learning, emotional, or physical disabilities. Serve in a position for which a teacher has primary responsibility for the design and implementation of educational programs and services.Educational Instruction and Library Occupations