Associate in Science, Teacher Preparation, ASTP

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Program Intro

The Associate in Science in Teacher Preparation–A1040T degree shall be granted for a planned program of study consisting of a minimum of 60 semester hours of credit (SHC) of college transfer courses. Within the degree program, the institution shall include opportunities for the achievement of competence in reading, writing, oral communication, fundamental mathematical skills, and basic computer use.

The Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (CAA) and the Independent Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (ICAA) enables North Carolina community college graduates of two-year associate in science programs who are admitted to constituent institutions of The University of North Carolina and to Signatory Institutions of North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities to transfer with junior status.

Community college graduates must obtain a grade of “C” or better in each course and an overall GPA of at least 2.7 on a 4.0 scale in order to transfer with junior status. Courses may also transfer through bilateral agreements between institutions.

Curriculum Preview


  • EDU 187 – Teaching and Learning for All
    This course introduces students to knowledge, concepts, and best practices needed to provide developmentally appropriate, effective, inclusive, and culturally responsive educational experiences in the classroom.
  • MAT 171 – Precalculus Algebra
    This course is designed to develop topics which are fundamental to the study of Calculus.


  • EDU 216 – Foundations of Credit
    This course introduces the examination of the American educational systems and the teaching profession.
  • SOC 210 – Introduction to Sociology
    This course introduces the scientific study of human society, culture, and social interactions.


  • COM 231 – Public Speaking
    This course provides instruction and experience in the preparation and delivery of speeches within a public setting and group discussion.
  • General Education Elective


  • BIO 111 – General Biology I
    This course introduces the principles and concepts of biology.
  • SOC 225 – Social Diversity
    This course provides a comparison of diverse roles, interests, opportunities, contributions, and experiences in social life.


  • BIO 112 – General Biology II
    his course is a continuation of BIO 111. Emphasis is placed on organisms, evolution, biodiversity, plant and animal systems, ecology, and other related topics.
  • EDU 279 – Literacy Develop and Instruct
    This course is designed to provide students with concepts and skills of literacy development, instructional methods/materials, and assessment techniques needed to provide scientifically-based, systematic reading and writing instruction into educational practice.

Paying for College

What is financial aid? Financial aid is money that is given or borrowed to help pay for college. It can come from federal, state, local, school and private entities. North Carolina and the federal government award millions of dollars each year to help students pay for college. Don’t forget Scholarships! Scholarships are gifts. They don’t need to be repaid. There are thousands of them, offered by schools, employers, individuals, private companies, nonprofits, communities, religious groups, and professional and social organizations.

Paying for College
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Who to Contact

For more information:
Caroline Murphrey
Teacher Preparation Program Chair/Instructor

Southeast Bldg. (Building 010), Room 105
Phone: (252) 527-6223, ext. 412
Fax: (252) 233-6867

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