This degree is designed for students who plan to transfer to a four-year institution to complete a baccalaureate degree program in education.


Program Dean

Humanities, Fine Arts and Social Sciences Division


Associate of Science Degree

Credit Hours


Program Information

The following high school units or equivalent are recommended: four units of English, two units of college preparatory mathematics, one unit of laboratory science, and one unit of social science. Students with deficiencies in reading, writing or math will be required to take developmental studies.

The world of modern education demands that its teachers and staff be knowledgeable both in their teaching field and in general education. Thus, this curriculum requires courses in the humanities, natural sciences, mathematics, social sciences, and health and physical education in addition to general course work usually required in the first two years of a baccalaureate teacher education curriculum. Students are urged to become familiar with the requirements of a major department in the college or university to which transfer is contemplated.

Transfer Information

PVCC has guaranteed transfer agreements with top colleges and universities that guarantee admission to PVCC graduates who meet specific academic transfer criteria.

Students are encouraged to check the mathematics requirement of the four-year institution to which transfer is planned to determine the proper mathematics courses to take at PVCC. Upon satisfactory completion of the four-semester program, the graduate will be awarded the associate of science in education degree.

Students who wish to transfer to the University of Virginia School of Education and Human Development should review the Education – UVA Track page. This track is designed for students who plan to complete a baccalaureate degree in Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, or Special Education and enter the teaching field.

Although a course fulfills a requirement for a PVCC program, it is possible the course will not fulfill a requirement at a four-year institution. Students who plan to transfer need to be aware of the four-year institution’s requirements.

Graduation Requirements

Students in all degree programs are required to take at least one Civic Engagement (CE) course to graduate.