Associate of Arts & Sciences in Education

The Education program represents the first two years of a challenging and intensive quest for a four-year college or university degree in Education. This curriculum provides general education in a program leading to a career in at the kindergarten, elementary, middle school, secondary, and/or post-secondary levels.

After completing the first two years at DSLCC, the student will be able to transfer into the third year of a four-year college or university education discipline to prepare the student to teach in varied educational settings. The program takes four semesters or two years of full time study to complete.

Students in this program may wish to pursue licensure in one of the following fields when they transfer to a four-year college or university:

Advantages for students who complete the Associate of Arts and Sciences Degree and transfer to a four (4)-year state college or university are:

In addition to the Guaranteed Admission Agreements that the Virginia Community College System has with certain schools, DSLCC has Guaranteed Admissions Agreements with several other schools. The full list can be found here.

Also informative for Education majors: Pre-Teacher Education Transfer

Without the AA&S Degree, students may not be eligible for these advantages.

Program Requirements

Specific course requirements for the Associate in Arts and Sciences degree are intended to provide a balanced foundation in general education. Approximately one third of the program consists of elective courses which the student chooses in accordance with the Education discipline he/she plans to pursue at a four-year college or university.

Students planning to transfer to a particular institution should work with both their DSLCC academic advisor and their advisor at the four-year college or university of their choice to assure that all courses taken at DSLCC are applicable to their program of study.