University Transfer Options
Associate in Arts in Teacher Preparation
The Associate in Arts in Teacher Preparation (AATP) is approved for transfer to some UNC System universities and independent colleges and universities that are signatories to the NCICU Associate in Arts and Associate in Science for Teacher Preparation Uniform Articulation Agreement. The degree consists of 60 semester hours of credit (SHC) of college transfer courses. Students in this program develop a broad liberal arts foundation in writing, math, science, humanities, and social sciences. They also complete field-specific training through a set of foundational education courses.
The Associate in Arts (AA)
The Associate in Arts (AA) is intended for students who ultimately wish to complete a baccalaureate arts degree at a four-year college or university. Students in this program develop foundational knowledge particularly business, English, fine arts, foreign languages, history, philosophy, psychology, or sociology.
Course Selection Guide
This course selection guide shown below has been developed by referencing the Baccalaureate Degree plans or the student plans for the Bachelor of Arts degrees at the universities listed below.
- NC State University (NCSU) – BS in Elementary Education, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Concentration
- NC Central University (NCCU) – BA in Elementary Education (K-6)
- Eastern Carolina University (ECU) – BS in Elementary Education (K-6)
- UNC-Greensboro (UNCG) – BS in Elementary Education, with K-6 Teacher Licensure
Students should print out and save the baccalaureate degree plan (BDP) for their major and intended transfer university.
General Education – 45 SHC (“Semester Hours of Credit”)
Universal General Education Transfer Component (UGETC) Courses (31-32 SHC)
UGETC courses are courses which are guaranteed to fulfill a general education component at every public university in North Carolina and the private colleges that are signatories to the 2015 Independent Comprehensive Articulation Agreement.
English Composition (6 SHC) Durham Tech / UGETC Requirement NCSU NCCU ECU UNCG ENG 111 Writing & Inquiry ENG 111 ENG 111 ENG 111 ENG 111 ENG 112 Writing/Research in the Disciplines ENG 112 ENG 112 ENG 112 ENG 112 Humanities/Fine Arts (H/FA) (9 SHC)
Select three courses from at least two disciplines
Durham Tech / UGETC Requirement NCSU NCCU ECU UNCG One course selected from ART 111, 114, 115; COM 231; DRA 111, MUS 110, 112 COM 231 COM 231 ART Any PHI 215 or PHI 240 Any Any Any Any One course selected from ENG 231, 232, 241, 242 ENG 231 Any Any Any Social and Behavioral Sciences (S/BS) (9 SHC)
Select three courses from at least two disciplines
Durham Tech / UGETC Requirement NCSU NCCU ECU UNCG One course selected from HIS 111, HIS 112, HIS 131, or HIS 132 HIS 131 HIS 112 Any Any ECO 251, 252, POL 120; PSY 150, or SOC 210 PSY 150 Any PSY 150 Any One additional course from above SOC 210 Any Any Any Mathematics (3-4 SHC) Durham Tech / UGETC Requirement NCSU NCCU ECU UNCG One Math course selected from MAT 143, 152, 171 MAT 171 Any MAT 171 MAT 171 Natural Science (4 SHC) Durham Tech / UGETC Requirement NCSU NCCU ECU UNCG One Science course selected from AST 151/A, BIO 110, BIO 111, CHM 151, GEL 111, PHY 110/A BIO 111 Any Any Any but BIO 110
Additional General Education Transfer Hours (13-14 SHC)
Foreign Language (3 SHC) Durham Tech Gen Ed Requirement NCSU NCCU ECU UNCG Choose from American Sign Language, Arabic, French, German, or Spanish. FL 112 must be taken with accompanying lab. FL 112 required by Durham Tech FL 112 FL 211 FL 112 Second Mathematics Course (3-4 SHC) Durham Tech Gen Ed Requirement NCSU NCCU ECU UNCG Choose from MAT 143, MAT 152, MAT 171, MAT 172, or MAT 263. Note: There are prerequisites for these courses that must be met. MAT 263 Any Any Any Second Natural Science Course (4 SHC) Durham Tech Gen Ed Requirement NCSU NCCU ECU UNCG Choose from AST 151/151A, AST 152/152A, BIO 110, BIO 111, 112, BIO 140/140A, CHM 131/A, CHM 132, CHM 151, CHM 152, GEL 111, GEL 230, PHY 110/110A PHY 151 Any Any Any One Additional Course (3-4 SHC) Durham Tech Gen Ed Requirement NCSU NCCU ECU UNCG One additional course PSY 241 Any MUS 110 Any
Other Required Hours (15 SHC)
Students should consult their advisor. The listings vary based on the requirements of the selected university and the student's intended major.
College Transfer Success Course (1 SHC) Durham Tech Requirement NCSU NCSU ECU UNCG ACA 122 (This course should be taken in the student’s first semester.) ACA 122 ACA 122 ACA 122 ACA 122 Foreign Language (0-8 SHC) Durham Tech Requirement NCSU NCSU ECU UNCG FL 111/181, 112/182 if needed to meet prerequisites As Needed As Needed As Needed As Needed Additional Major Course(s) Durham Tech Requirement NCSU NCSU ECU UNCG
Additional college level course(s) to complete the 15 SHC requirement.
Students majoring in Elementary Education are required to have a concentration in another field. Students could start courses in that concentration at Durham Tech. Students should look at the receiving university website to determine available concentrations and courses.
Additional Science or Math
- All of these colleges of education require qualifying Praxis Core, SAT, or ACT scores before admission to the major. Taking these tests before transferring and soon after completing the second math class is recommended.
- NC State recommends taking ELM 250 at NC State the summer before beginning junior year.
- UNCG also requires students to complete UNCG’s MAT 115, TED 222, TED 250 prior to admission to the Teacher Education Program.
Guaranteed Admissions Pathways
Durham Tech has partnered with several universities to develop guaranteed admissions pathways for a seamless transition into their baccalaureate programs for eligible students who complete a Durham Tech university transfer degree (AA, AS, AFA, and AE). Students must apply for acceptance into these programs.
View more information about Guaranteed Admissions Pathways and the list of universities.