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Transfer Degrees in Teacher Preparation

James Sprunt Community College is excited to announce that it will launch two new education transfer degrees this Fall 2020. The college has received approval from the North Carolina Community College System to offer an Associate of Arts, and an Associate of Science, in Teacher Preparation. These two new transfer degree programs will help to pave the way to increase the teacher pipeline for North Carolina’s elementary, middle, and high schools.

These transfer programs at James Sprunt will help make the transition from community college to a university easier for students as they pursue their degree in education.

By offering transfer associate degrees designed specifically for the teaching majors, the college hopes to help to reverse the critical teacher shortage currently being experienced in North Carolina, particularly in rural areas like Duplin County and throughout Eastern North Carolina.

These new transfer programs at James Sprunt help to continue to remove barriers for those who want to enter the teaching profession by offering another pathway, one that’s affordable and convenient, and guarantees admission to one of the 16 colleges in the UNC System with junior status.

Both degrees require at least 45 semester hours in general education courses combined with 14 hours of education courses at James Sprunt and must also include one course with a focus on the science of reading instruction.

For more information on these new transfer programs and to register for Fall 2020 classes, please contact JSCC Instructors Ashley Graham at adgraham@jamessprunt.edu or Kris’T Sloan at ksloan@jamessprunt.edu.