Education Associate of Science Degree

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The Associate of Science degree in Education at Piedmont Virginia Community College prepares you for transfer to a four-year college or university to complete a bachelor's degree in a particular subject and then to enter the teaching field or apply for graduate-level studies. PVCC has guaranteed transfer agreements with top colleges and universities that guarantee admission to PVCC graduates who meet specific academic transfer criteria. 

This curriculum is designed for students seeking Pre-K-8 licensure and is alos applicable to Special Education K-12.  

JMU Regional Teacher Education Option

Guaranteed Transfer Option: Students who wish to attend James Madison University for teacher licensure programs may participate in a special agreement that results in guaranteed transfer if students maintain a 3.0 grade point average (GPA) and complete the PDF icon JMU Regional Teacher Education Degree RequirementsContact PVCC's Admissions & Advising Center for more information.

JMU also offers additional RTEA Agreements for Art Pre-K-12, Foreign Language Pre-K-12, Health and Physical Education Pre-K-12, Biology/Chemistry/Earth Science/Physics 6-12, English 6-12, Mathematics 6-12, and Social Studies 6-12.  

If you are interested in one of these tracks, make an appoitment with an academic advisor to discuss the best degree option for you.  A full listing of licensure options and thier requirements are available at 

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Jobs this program prepares you for: 

Education Administrator
Instructional Coordinator
Special Education Teacher
Vocational Education Teacher