Education Pathway

These represent sample pathways for the Associate of Arts in Education (AA-ED) at NC State. This degree is designed for transfer to a four-year university for continued study and specialization in a bachelor’s of education degree. These courses where noted are also guaranteed to individually transfer to any public Ohio college or university under the Ohio Transfer Module (general education). This is just a sample. There are numerous courses that could apply toward this pathway, and with noted exceptions they do not have to be taken in this order. For more information on these programs, go to the degrees page.

Tier One Credit Pathway

Course: ENGL 1010 [See footnote 2]
Course Title: English Composition I
Program Application: AA-ED
Credits: 3
Prerequisites or Placement Criteria: Yes
Available Online: Yes
Transfer Label: OTM / English
Course: STAT 1010 [See footnote 3]
Course Title: Probability & Statistics
Program Application: AA-ED
Credits: 3
Prerequisites or Placement Criteria: Yes
Available Online: Yes
Transfer Label: OTM / Math
Course: HIST 1010
Course Title: American History I
Program Application: AA-ED
Credits: 3
Prerequisites or Placement Criteria: No
Available Online: Yes
Transfer Label: TAG & OTM / Humanities
Course: PSYC 1010
Course Title: Introduction to Psychology
Program Application: AA-ED
Credits: 3
Prerequisites or Placement Criteria: No
Available Online: Yes
Transfer Label: TAG& OTM / Social Science
Course: EDUT 1070
Course Title: Introduction to Child Development
Program Application: AA-ED
Credits: 3
Prerequisites or Placement Criteria: No
Available Online: Yes

Tier Two Credit Pathway

Course: ENGL 1030 [See footnote 4]
Course Title: English Composition II
Program Application: AA-ED
Credits: 3
Prerequisites or Placement Criteria: Yes
Available Online: Yes
Transfer Label: OTM / English
Course: POLT 1010
Course Title: American National Government
Program Application: AA-ED
Credits: 3
Prerequisites or Placement Criteria: No
Available Online: Yes
Transfer Label: TAG & OTM / Social Science
Course: EDUT 2150
Course Title: Educational Psychology
Program Application: AA-ED
Credits: 3
Prerequisites or Placement Criteria: No
Available Online: Yes
Course: EDUT 1370
Course Title: Educational Technology
Program Application: AA-ED
Credits: 3
Prerequisites or Placement Criteria: No
Available Online: No
Course: EDUT 2090 [See footnote 5]
Course Title: Families, Communities and Schools
Program Application: AA-ED
Credits: 3
Prerequisites or Placement Criteria: Yes
Available Online: No
1 Ohio Transfer Module (OTM): Transferable general education courses regardless of major. Students should consult the state Transfer Module Grid for limits on credit hours by area that are guaranteed general education transfer. Ohio Transfer Assurance Guides (TAG): Technical courses transferable to certain major areas above and beyond OTM courses. In limited instances a course could have both an OTM and TAG label.
2 Placement: proof of college readiness in English (ACT English >=18 or Accuplacer WritePlacer=>5) AND ACT Reading score >= 21 or Accuplacer Next-Generation Reading score >= 250). If these scores are not achieved, students have a secondary option of providing evidence of a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above in high school courses with a B or above in the 11th grade English class OR a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above in high school courses OR recommendations from high school English instructor AND counselor.
3 Placement: STAT 1010 requires proof of college readiness in math (ACT Math Score =>22 or Accuplacer Next-Generation Quantitative Reasoning score =>263). If these scores are not achieved, students have a secondary option of providing evidence of a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above in high school courses with a B or above in a higher-level mathematics class (Algebra II or above) OR recommendations from high school mathematics instructor AND counselor.
4 Prerequisite: Completion of ENGL 1010 with a C- or better.
5 Prerequisite: Completion of EDUT 1070.