Length: 62 credits
Purpose: This specialization has been developed to facilitate transfer of credits earned by students with the Associate of Arts & Science (AA&S) degree in General Studies by taking a prescribed set of courses at Patrick Henry Community College to the Liberal Studies Elementary Education PreK-6 Initial Licensure Program at Longwood University.
NOTE: Students wishing to complete teacher education at institutions other than Longwood University should meet with the program advisor to discuss courses required by the desired transfer institution.
Admission Requirements: Longwood will guarantee acceptance of qualified PHCC graduates with an AA&S degree who have earned a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 on a four point scale at the time of application and graduation. This cumulative GPA includes the GPA as calculated by PHCC and the cumulative GPA of all other colleges attended. The GPA of 2.5 may not include more than five classes retaken with only the higher grade being calculated by the GPA. Students with a GPA below 2.5 at the time of application and/or time of graduation may be considered for admission but without the guaranteed acceptance.
Other Information: Students are strongly encouraged to apply by March 1 (for fall term) and November 1 (for spring term).
Credits earned through examination (AP, IB, CLEP, or DANTES) that were awarded credit by PHCC will be treated on an equal basis as other credits earned at PHCC. Official transcripts from each college attended and/or official documentation regarding these examinations must be provided.
Students are required to pass PRAXIS I for entry in the Longwood/NCI Teacher Prep program.
Transfer Information: Longwood University agrees that PHCC graduates who are accepted will be granted junior status; all of their credits earned toward their AA&S degree will transfer with a C or better and all of their lower-division general education goals will be met. This assumption is based on the fact that students have completed courses as outlined below.
PHCC students who complete the associate degree through dual enrollment are NOT guaranteed admission under the terms of the transfer agreement. However, such students may apply to Longwood as freshmen. When these students’ applications are reviewed, high school performance, test scores (SAT/ACT), and other criteria used in the freshman review process will be considered.
Program Outcomes: A student will be able to:
- locate, evaluate, interpet, and combine information to reach well-reasoned conclusions or solutions
- express themselves effectively in a variety of written forms
- calculate, interpret, and use numerical and quantitative information in a variety of settings
- demonstrate the knowledge and values necessary to become informed and contributing participants in a democratic society
- recognize and know how to apply the scientific method, and evaluate empirical information
- demonstrate skills important for successful transition into the workplace and/or pursuit of further education by way of professionalism and self-management practices and behaviors
- complete a supervised field placement of a minimum of 40 hours in a preK-6 environment (Teacher Education Preparation)